Aromatherapy Treatment for Headaches
Many essential oils have some analgesic properties. A useful way of employing the following following for headaches is as a cold compress applied to the temples and forehead- use 5 drops in a small bowl of cold water, wring out a flannel or something similar and place on the area. Alternatively, gently massage a couple of drops directly into the temples.
Lavender: relaxing, warming and analgesic,one of the gentlest of oils.Wherethereisneck tension,apply a hot compress to the neck and upper back at the same time (proportions as adove for cold compress)
Peppermint: this is very cooling in its effect, and is also very useful for relieving catarrh and nasal congestion. Asit has something of a stimulant action. It could be used in equal amounts with Lavender, as described adove, on the temples and forehead .
Herbalism Treatment for Headaches
At the earliest signs of a headache taking an herbal tea from the choice below can stop it in its tracks. If the headache is more pronounced, or is a repeated problem, try making an infusion for a stronger effect, or else get medical advice.
Chamomile (Chamoilla recutila): Good for bilous headaches stemming from, over eating or indigestion, where there is a dull, throbbing pain on top of the head.
Lime Blossom (Tilia europaea): soothes the nerves and is very helpful for tension headaches; can be mixed with Peppermint for a more uplifting effect.
(Mentba piperita): This works well for digestive or sinus or sinus headaches, especially where the head feels hot.
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis): for headaches related to exhaustion or depression,and also for bilous heavy heads. When the headache isdue toa hang over, Rosemary and peppermint tea can do wonder but prevention is still better than a cure.
Homeopathy Treatment for Headaches
The choice is large, inpart due to the many factors which go to the many factors which go to produce the individual symptoms.
Belladonna: for a burning, violent headache with a hot head the symptoms are worse with any jarring movement of the head or loud noises
Bryonia: for a severe splitting headaches only relieved by lying very still or with firm cool pressure across the forehead.
Nuxvomica: for a sharp headaches both on waking and after food with nausea orbilious feelings from over eating better if from over taken when laying down and keeping warm.
Pulsartilla: good for headaches associated with menstruation also where brought on buy too much rich food relief seem to come from cool applications to the head and being out in the fresh air.
Naturopathy Treatment for Headaches
In general the naturopathic approach is to look at prevention by changing lifestyle to reduce the reason for headaches. Eating a varied wholefood diet, reducing alcohol coffee and tea, and getting more exercise and fresh air are a likely to help lower the frequency of headaches for regular sufferers. Drink plenty of fluids as dehydration can be a factor especially for people working in hot stuffy atmospheres and of course in.