HEADACHE

Elijah

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Hi there!
My name is Elijah. I'm new here. English is not my first language so I want to apologize for the spelling & grammar errors if I have them. :)
Can somebody tell me natural healing of headaches?
I'm only 25 years old and have very strong headaches. Not to often, but when I have one it stays for days. Right now I'm having a strong headache and want it to vanish :)
Some help?
Thank you.

Elijah
 

Arrowwind09

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I suggest that you find out the cause of these headaches. If they are typical migraine then there are things you can do but sometimes headaches indicate a more serious condition that can be corrected. Have you seen a doctor?

Often a good neck and shoulder massage can get rid of them. Anyone who can help you with this?

If you know that they are just typical headaches or migrains then I can recommend a a couple of products but I will have to do it tomorrow as I don't have the infor with me right now..

Meanwhile, Excedrine is often helpful to people with headaches, its the caffiene in it combined with the pain medication that helps. The medicine I have used is homeoapthic. Just cant remember what it is called righ now. will get back to you.
 

Elijah

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I suggest that you find out the cause of these headaches. If they are typical migraine then there are things you can do but sometimes headaches indicate a more serious condition that can be corrected. Have you seen a doctor?

Often a good neck and shoulder massage can get rid of them. Anyone who can help you with this?

If you know that they are just typical headaches or migrains then I can recommend a a couple of products but I will have to do it tomorrow as I don't have the infor with me right now..

Meanwhile, Excedrine is often helpful to people with headaches, its the caffiene in it combined with the pain medication that helps. The medicine I have used is homeoapthic. Just cant remember what it is called righ now. will get back to you.
Thank you for your quick reply.
Excedrin in it has aspirin, and I don't wont to receive antipyretics. If I take analgine (Metamizole) my headache will vanish, I know from experience. But, I want to try with natural stuff. Maybe massage will help.
Thank you!

Elijah
 

jfh

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If you are low in magnesium (magnesium deficiency), this can cause migraine headaches.

There is a magnesium migraine connection because of magnesium's role in stabilizing blood vessels walls. Magnesium is also an important mineral when it comes to helping you get to sleep. Regular sleeping patterns are also very important to migraine sufferers.

If your body isn't absorbing magnesium well, try avoid these types of magnesium: Oxide, hydroxide, and chloride. Instead, look for magnesium types that end in "ate", particularly glycinate, but also gluconate, lactate and orotate. Magnesium malate is my favorite; but many people like magnesium citrate as it is easier to find.

Do not buy the combination magnesium/calcium since magnesium is a natural calcium channel blocker. Take magnesium and calcium at separate times of the day.

Magnesium is found in many foods, but some of the best include wheat germ, beans, soy products, whole grains, seafood, dark green leafy vegetables, bananas (warning: bananas are a major migraine trigger for some people) and milk.

Low magnesium can also cause irregular heartbeats, loss of appetite, insomnia, weakness, shortness of breath, PMS, anxiety, dizziness, nausea, and poor coordination.
 

Elijah

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If you are low in magnesium (magnesium deficiency), this can cause migraine headaches.

There is a magnesium migraine connection because of magnesium's role in stabilizing blood vessels walls. Magnesium is also an important mineral when it comes to helping you get to sleep. Regular sleeping patterns are also very important to migraine sufferers.

If your body isn't absorbing magnesium well, try avoid these types of magnesium: Oxide, hydroxide, and chloride. Instead, look for magnesium types that end in "ate", particularly glycinate, but also gluconate, lactate and orotate. Magnesium malate is my favorite; but many people like magnesium citrate as it is easier to find.

Do not buy the combination magnesium/calcium since magnesium is a natural calcium channel blocker. Take magnesium and calcium at separate times of the day.

Magnesium is found in many foods, but some of the best include wheat germ, beans, soy products, whole grains, seafood, dark green leafy vegetables, bananas (warning: bananas are a major migraine trigger for some people) and milk.

Low magnesium can also cause irregular heartbeats, loss of appetite, insomnia, weakness, shortness of breath, PMS, anxiety, dizziness, nausea, and poor coordination.
Thank you.
Yes I have problems with sleeping and because of that I have dizziness. I was thinking that I have headaches because of my irregular sleeping. Now I suppose that I have irregular sleeping maybe because of magnesium deficiency . I will try your advice and take magnesium malate or citrate.
Thank you again.

Elijah
 

just me

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When my grandkids get headaches, we have discovered its usually because they are not drinking enough water.. A glass of warm water and a wet cloth on the head usually seems to work... When the ex use to get migraines, he took feverfew as a preventive and it helped keep migraines away... The daughter in law doesnt like the idea of taking pills daily, so when she gets a migraine, she uses the homeopathic remedy of arnica... when she is really desperate, she will drink arnica tea ( note, all the reading we have done, says it isnt good to take arnica internally unless it is in the homeopathic form) Apparently arnica lowers the blood pressure so thats why it isnt safe to take it.... She knows this, and so normally will use the homeopathic form... But there are those headaches that just hurt so bad that she needs immediate relief....then she will steep a teaspoon of arnica in two cups of water, and then add a bit of honey...cus it taste really nasty.... she drinks one cup and the headache is relieved almost immediately... Please note... I am in no way advising anyone to take arnica...I am just stating what my daughter in law does
 

EarlyBird

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Headaches!

Also, you might try giving yourself a good scalp massage.
Better yet, if you live with someone, have them give you a good scalp massage.
Very relaxing! Also, what about your vision/eyes? Straining when reading can
cause headaches too.
Good Luck!
 

linjo

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Massages help you a lot,use some head oil's like Axe Oils and other vaporurubs and massage the forehead so that you can get relief
 

Spirit Raintree

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Natural Headache Helpers

Hello Everybody,

First, I agree with Arrowwind's insight about increasing your awareness of the root cause of the headaches. That's always the best course of action when your body gives you alarms like pain and discomfort.

Just Me also had great insight with the mention of dehydration. It is well known that most headaches are caused by simple dehydration. Drinking 64 ounces of water a day can help with headaches and a wide variety of other symptoms such as dry skin, constipation, and joint pain.

Thanks also to jfh for mentioning the magnesium connection. Magnesium is a very common deficiency and a quality magnesium supplement or food source can help tremendously.. My favorite is kelp, followed by other leafy greens like kale, collards, and lettuces. Kelp and scallions in a miso broth is a wonderful healing food.

From my experience, I have seen people have good results with ongoing usage of feverfew (Tanacetum Parthenium). The chemical, parthenolide, present in feverfew is known to stimulate a healing response by reducing smooth muscle spasms. It has also been studied for its effectiveness with reducing frequency and intensity of most headaches types, particularly migraines.

For a straight forward analgesic (pain-relieving) effect, white willow bark (Salix Alba) is very effective. This is a natural source of salicyn, a phyto-chemical similar to acetylsalicylic acid; man made aspirin. It is more chemically balanced than aspirin and less likely to cause stomach distress. Nature is a great healer and I trust natural formulations over those of man.

You may also want to look into either American Skullcap(Scutellaria Lateriflora) if your headaches could be stress or anxiety induced. Chinese Skullcap (Scutellaria Bacalensis) is an anti-inflammatory and anti-hypertensive. If you have other inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, high blood pressure (oftentimes caused by inflammation of the vascular system), or gastritis, chinese skullcap could help out.

In addition to these suggestions, you could also integrate epsom salt baths. Epsom salts are made of magnesium sulfate so could help boost magnesium levels while lowering stress. Add a few drops of lavender oil and peppermint oil to the bathwater to bring some well known aromatherapeutic benefits for headache relief. You can also try applying a drop or two of lavender and peppermint to your temples and/or forehead.

Deep breathing is always a good option for stress induced headaches. Take 10 long, slow, and deep breaths while gently massaging your neck and shoulders. Quick, free, and effective for anxiety reduction.

I hope this information helps you find joyful and pain-free resolution to your headaches. Thanks to everybody for contributing to this forum. It's great to be part of such a knowledgeable and helpful community.
 

nightowl

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jfh,

Why would you recommend that someone not take magnesium chloride? Mark Sircus who has written several books about magnesium states in one of them that "There is a power and a force in magnesium chloride that cannot be equaled anyplace else in the world of medicine." He likes using it transdermally (on the skin) but it can also be injested. The best part of using it on the skin is that many people can't take the different forms of magnesium without causing irritation in the bowels, especially me. Ancient Minerals is a very pure brand that Mark prefers that I found at www.magneticclay.com .
 

jfh

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jfh,

Why would you recommend that someone not take magnesium chloride? Mark Sircus who has written several books about magnesium states in one of them that "There is a power and a force in magnesium chloride that cannot be equaled anyplace else in the world of medicine." He likes using it transdermally (on the skin) but it can also be injested. The best part of using it on the skin is that many people can't take the different forms of magnesium without causing irritation in the bowels, especially me. Ancient Minerals is a very pure brand that Mark prefers that I found at www.magneticclay.com .
Because I seldom think of it; even though it is sitting on my bathroom counter. It really is the best form; and cheap. It feels sticky to my clothes. Not oily; but sticky. In the winter, it is uncomfortable. ...so I forget about it.

This is the best form of magnesium to take when doing the iodine protocol. The chlorine helps to displace the bromine.
I get mine from Global Light Network.
 

nightowl

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We're on the same wave length Jim. I ordered two bottles of Nascent iodine that should arrive in the next day or two. I plan to build up to a fairly high dose and I really think it will help a lot of things I have going on. I have several symptoms of iodine deficiency. For one the extremely dry skin (and psoriasis, which is improving). Dr. Nan Fuchs describes some of the women that come into her office as overweight, losing their hair and eybrows, their skin is dry and they tell her they feel cold all of the time. Yet when their doctors had given them a thyroid test it came back normal. When she put the women on iodine, they improved dramatically. Their skin improved, they stopped losing their hair, and they finally lost that excess weight -- and kept it off. I've gotten over being cold since I started taking both T3 and T4, but my hair does fall out very bad and I sure hope she's right about the weight loss. Dr. Fuchs also said that 9 out of 10 women she tested were iodine deficient...that's a lot...but it's hard to get enough iodine from food and iodized salt isn't much help either. Doctors never test for it.

I think you meant that the "chloride" helps to displace the bromine, not chlorine...I could be wrong but I think there's a big difference. I agree that magnesium oil feels tacky on the skin. It burns my skin too so I'm going to try diluting it with a little distilled water. That's what they recommend if it burns. I suppose the best thing would be to use the flakes in a bath, but I hardly ever get around to that.

I downloaded Mark Sircus' Iodine book a few days ago and have skipped around in it but so far haven't read it. He is a really good writer and makes it easy to understand. I had been afraid to take iodine along with my thyroid meds, but now, the way I understand it, Nascent nurses the body back to health rather than try to take over the thyroid's job...correct me if I'm wrong.
 

jfh

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I think you meant that the "chloride" helps to displace the bromine, not chlorine...I could be wrong but I think there's a big difference. I agree that magnesium oil feels tacky on the skin. It burns my skin too so I'm going to try diluting it with a little distilled water. That's what they recommend if it burns. I suppose the best thing would be to use the flakes in a bath, but I hardly ever get around to that.

I downloaded Mark Sircus' Iodine book a few days ago and have skipped around in it but so far haven't read it. He is a really good writer and makes it easy to understand. I had been afraid to take iodine along with my thyroid meds, but now, the way I understand it, Nascent nurses the body back to health rather than try to take over the thyroid's job...correct me if I'm wrong.
Gosh nightowl. I sure get those things mixed up a lot. Bromine/bromide, chlorine/chloride, fluorine/fluoride. I don't get iodine/iodide mixed up though. Where is our friendly chemist saved1986 when we need him.

This could be another whole and giant thread; so I won't go too far. Be sure to look over this stuff at this site. There is a large amount of clinical data regarding the use of iodine for health. http://www.iodine4health.com/

And remember this quick and easy protocol too: http://www.breastcancerchoices.org/drshevin For iodine can begin to displace bromide and cause problems.
 

linjo

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massaging will help a lot to remove your headache...Do massages were u have pain..
 

kind2creatures

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I don't get headaches very often, thankfully, but years back I felt relief a couple of times by taking Niacin. My husband has successfully relieved himself of a headache by applying steady pressure to the roof of his mouth with his thumb until the headache passed.
 

Naturalman

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Feb 26, 2010
Determination First

Elijah,
The first thing you have to determine is what kind of headache you're having. As I understand it, there are three basic kinds of headache. There is vasoconstrictive where there is not enough blood getting to the head area. These are often called tension headaches or stress headaches. In this kind of headache tension can often be felt in the shoulder and neck area. As has been already mentioned, massage can be helpful, especially with a mixture of lobelia extract and capsicum extract. I have used this combo with peppermint (for odor) many times.
Another kind of headache is vasodilative. This is when too much blood gets to the head and they can be explosive. These are much more difficult to deal with. I have found that, generally speaking, a combo of yellow dock, burdock, and dandlion roots will help the liver to detox which will generally have a positive effect on these. Also, I don't know if you are a cheese eater, but if you are (please, no cheese makers get mad at me) back off as some cheeses can promote migraines. Feverfew if taken as preventative can be helpful.
Another kind of headache is what's called a sinus headache. These are generally caused by congestion in the sinuses. There are lots of remedies for these but you might find a steam treatment helpful. Use, for instance, boiled water with eucallyptus oil, or pine oil. Be careful not to burn yourself. Put a towel over your head and breath in the vapor.
I hope this helps.

Note: The above statements should not be considered medical advise.
 


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