Most of the time when you get a headache you either (a) ignore it, or (b) take some pain medicine. These should not be your only options. First, you need to understand that there are different types of headaches. These are hormone headache, migraine, cluster, tension, organic and rebound. You can find out about each one at Headaches.org.
If you are tired of living with the pain and ready to try some pain management of your own, besides pills here are a few helpful home remedies you can easily try.
Exercise – sometimes getting your blood pumping can banish a headache
Foot Massage – reflexology has proven that the foot has certain pressure points that can rid you of headache pain
Sandal Wood Paste – apply on forehead
Ice – Use an ice pack or just ice cubes wrapped in a small towel on your forehead. The coolness will really help with a headache.
How Water Foot Soak – Rest your feet in hot water. This is relaxing for your whole body and will help rid you of that head pain
Laughter – laughing, really laughing will get rid of the pain of headaches. Watch some comedy shows or joke around with your friends, “laughter really is the best medicine”
Face Massage – a good way that I use often is to rub around the bone around the eye. I follow the whole circular length concentrating on the tear duct area and the corner of the eye. You will feel the difference while you are doing it.
Got a headache, give some of these home remedies a try. Let us know if you have anything you do that works!!
Ever had eye strains or headache from too much time spent on the computer? It seems everyone depends on the computer these days, but while it makes our jobs much more efficient, it may also affect our eyesight. Before you sit down in front of your laptop and prepare to spend hours working on that paper or presentation, make sure you keep in the mind the following general tips I read to avoid eye strains or blurring vision.
Turn on the lights.
A properly lighted room is important. The light from the computer monitor is never enough lighting, but remember that using the computer in too much lighting is as bad as doing it in a very dim or totally dark room. Make sure there is balanced lighting, one that doesn’t make you squint with brightness or edge closer to the computer screen just to make out the words. Experts say that the source of light must always be from behind your head and not in front of you as this is much safer to the eyes. Just make sure the glare of the lighting from behind does not reflect on the screen.
Increase the size of the text.
If the document of file you’re reading has very little text, don’t forget to adjust the settings. Constant reading of too faint or too small font can leave you with eye strains and blurring vision in the course of time. Computers and programs have settings in which you can adjust the size or any file, so make use of it to protect your eyes.
Beat the radiation.
Anti-glare screens cut out radiation from the computer. Radiation, as well know, is bad for us, as well as for out eyes. Another way to block radiation waves would be to wear glasses with anti-glare coating on the lenses.
Rest and stare at distant objects.
Working non-stop and staring at the computer for hours on end is one of the most dangerous things you can do to your eyes. Take a break at every thirty minutes at the least and rest your eyes. Close them for a while and then stare at a distant object to enhance focus.
Once in a while, make a conscious effort to blink your eyes. Sometimes we tend to get too engrossed and stare unblinkingly at the computer, which could dry up the eyes. Blinking allows your eyelids to wash your eyeballs with the tear secretion, keeping it moist.
Care to share other tips?
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As we get older and work harder to meet needs, it seems the frequency of headaches increases. Gone are the carefree days of youth when all we had to do was go to school and learn to deal with peers and probably battle with some family issues on the side. Whatever the agonies of our childhood and teenage years, adulthood often brings more stress as responsibilities pile up, resulting to headaches just when you least expect it and just when you can’t afford to have it.
How do we solve this problem of unwanted headaches? As they say, prevention is better than cure. Here are some very basic prevention methods that can sometimes be tiresome to follow but are often effective:
1. Move it, shake it. Exercise or have a regular fitness routine like dancing everyday. Doing so improves your blood flow, minimizes tension, and makes your body more equipped to combat stress. I think most people are really aware of the benefits of exercise; it’s just that when you have a very busy lifestyle, it’s hard to incorporate it in day-to-day activities. But the wonders of doing it are priceless.
2. Prepare for stress. If you have a big presentation at work, a crucial meeting, or a family problem you need to deal with in the coming week, prepare for all the stress you know you will be encountering. List down the things or activities that relaxes you, and make sure you do it at the end of the day or at the time you planned to. It may be a yoga session, music playing, prayer meeting, spa – anything that you know is a surefire way to release your tension and will rejuvenate you for the next day.
3. Stay away from the fats. A high level of fat in the body affects blood circulation, creating body tension. If you’re prone to headaches, you may need to reflect on your eating habits. Do you eat a lot of junk food, meat or sweets? When you are in an especially stressful period, you may want to minimize eating such for a while and reach instead for healthier and more calming alternatives like fruits and grains.
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