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Overcoming Headaches, Should With Drugs

December 17, 2010

Given sufficient number of side effects from the use of headache medications, it is better to try non-drug treatment is natural that can help prevent attacks or even cure a headache. We adapt from http://www.faqs.org who have collected information about natural remedies, and most informed treatment following a proven effective, and generally have a basic theory related.

Natural treatment generally do not have side effects. Often

some natural remedies can be done simultaneously. If one medication to reduce headache, makapengobatan others can help reduce or even eliminate the headaches that arise.

Keep in mind that not all of these treatments are effective in every person. The perceived effect may also differ. Some medications may actually increase the pain heads, danbeberapa treatment may even no effect at all. You may decide to try several methods of treatment and choosing the best method for you.

1. For Immediate Effects

Actions under this treatment done to eliminate or reduce pain during the headache attack.

Bath or by flushing the body with a shower.

Rest, lying in a dark room.

Avoid bright light or flame of dazzling lights.

Put something cold on the back of the neck, like a cold, wet towel, or place alternately between a cold towel and a warm towel in place of pain

Put a cold compress on her forehead, while soaking the feet in a container of warm water.

Drink water or natural fruit juice, especially tomato juice.

If you have not eaten at all, try the consumption of nutritious foods or beverages

Massage the face, head, neck, shoulders and your back muscles for more relaxed.

Press the two pressure points on the back of the neck, a distance of about two inches, is located just below the skull, one to two minutes. This action can release endorphins which can help relieve pain.

Massage or press the fleshy part between thumb and forefinger.

Bend your head slowly to right or left to stretch the neck muscles. Massage and relax my muscles are tense.

Avoid sources of stress.

Avoid exercise during a headache if the sport’s increasing pain in the head and neck.

Drinking vitamin C, vitamin B6, choline, tryptophan, and niacin and / or magnesium

2. Treatment of a la Chiropractic

According to the rules of chiropractic, headaches are sometimes caused by a shifting of the spine from its place, but because of this shift very little is usually not detected. This shift could be caused by heavy lifting or sitting position is one that can interfere with the nerves in the spinal cord, causing headaches. Chiropractor (chiropractic practitioners) usually treat headaches by stimulating the bones of these slowly to restore its position.

The method can relieve headaches is suggested by the chiropractor is to stretch the neck muscles to the left and right slowly and gently (caution: do not perform rotary motion!). Avoid sitting with heads bowed in a long time and lay on his back with his head propped up pillow. If you want to use the pillow you should use a pillow that can support the neck but not the head too high. When lying on her side, use pillows to prop the head and neck. When seated, for example working with the computer, frequently changing the sitting position and examine whether there is a strained shoulder muscle while supporting the hand.

3. Biofeedback

With biofeedback, a person will learn to control bodily functions are regulated by nerve unconscious, such as heart rate. Several body functions like muscle tension, cold hands and release of hormones such as adrenaline in the blood is nerves control unconscious involved in headaches.

Biofeedback means utilizing information provided by the body that is controlled by nerve unconscious and conscious information was changed to conform to our will. If this were trained continuously, people will get used to regulate body functions to work according to his will.

Phase I of migraine similar to the body’s response to fear. In phase I, blood flowing from his hands and head into a large muscle. Hand, especially the fingertips will be a cold because the blood drawn out. Feelings of confusion or an inability to think clearly that emerged in Phase I is similar to fear. The pain will appear in phase II, when the blood vessels of head and neck over-reaction and widens again to form a larger than normal size. These headaches can be prevented by reducing the severity of phase I, which then can prevent the occurrence of phase II.

Hormone levels in the blood that causes contraction of blood vessels, such as serotonin and adrenaline, can be controlled with biofeedback, for example by thinking about things that are relaxing and enjoyable. Levels of serotonin can be monitored by checking the temperatures on the fingers and hands for example by using a thermometer or with palms pressed in cheek. If your hands feel warm or hot, that is in conformity with the body temperature. If this is often done, after a long time people will find their own tehniknya in controlling body functions.

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