Dehydration is the biggest cause of headaches, including migraines, drinking at least 2 liters of liquids per day can relieve or even alleviate a hydration induced headache. Eat juicy fruits, except the ones that have lots of sugar in them, as they can have their own side effects, especially for diabetics.
Take hot baths to relieve tension headaches. Alternatively, place a hot, wet washcloth or even a heating pad at the back of your neck for some relief.
Heat works for migraines as it can dilate the contracted blood vessels in brain.
Running hands under mildly hot water can help temporarily.
Today you can get variety of hot/cold packs made specifically for headache sufferers and there are even some branded ones such as Headache RelieverTM.
You can also try a cold/hot pack holder (such as Icekap), which comes with adjustable band that allows you to adjust pressure of the hat to whatever tension you like, offering comfort support to key migraine areas-frontal, occipital, temporal and parietal regions. It can even be heated and comes with many essential oils: relaxing and calming lavender oil and peppermint oil due to its cooling properties. So here you get a fine combination of cryotherapy, pressure therapy and aromatherapy to treat symptoms.
Frequent aerobic exercises can offer lasting relief from migraine headaches. However, it is important to do them properly and hydrate yourself before starting the workout.
Ice is helpful in headaches where you are trying to get your dilated blood vessels to contract. Just apply some ice wrapped in a cloth at the back of your neck, sides of your head or forehead. This will definitely alleviate headache.
Turn off lights and lie down for few minutes or hours as this can provide relief from severe tension and migraine headaches.
It helps improve blood circulation through the body, and may help relieve headaches. You will have to stand under a hot water (as bearable) stream for about 35-70 seconds and then switch to as cold water as possible, and then repeat it, few times while extending the length of each step up to few minutes. Start with few seconds and go upwards as you get training and becomes easier for you to take the extremes after maybe second or third cycle because your skin will get used to it.
Sometimes getting a power nap can help eliminate a headache. For many headaches disappear after a short or even a full night sleep. However, keep in mind that sometimes oversleep can have exactly opposite effect and may cause a migraine attack.
Different people may have different preference to sleeping patterns, for some waking up early could warrant a headache, whereas for others starting a day very late have the same effect, regardless of how long and soothing their night’s rest was.
Nasya Oil is an ancient Ayurvedic formula primarily used for nose cleansing.
If you work on computer or laptop for hours, your posture is not ergonomic. You’re likely to get some muscle strain which may result in headache. For this reason, you should learn to sit properly to get rid of migraine.
Try to visualize the time when you’re completely headache free and hold that particular image for as long as you can. At this point, it is important to visualize muscles in your neck and head getting more and more relaxed.
It’s a kind of paying peaceful attention, becoming aware, and directing your consciousness, which can definitely help with migraines.
It can help in reducing sinus headaches. This particular ancient Ayurvedic technique can remove excess mucus and debris from sinuses and nose by rinsing the nasal cavity. In Hindi, it is known as Neti Pot. However, it is very important to use clean water (not straight from your tap!).
Self Neck and Head Massage
Self-massage your head and neck areas to improve blood flow and reduce headaches. Try to concentrate on the scalp, the neck, the back of your head and at the base of your skull. (You can lay back with a small tennis ball positioned right under the base of your skull), temples, the bridge of your nose, forehead, and the bone around your ears and eyes. Keep the strokes slow and deep.
Vigorously rub hands to make them warm, then cup eyes with the palms of your hands. Apply light pressure for few minutes to transfer the gentle heat of your hands. Keep your eyes closed while palming them. If you apply slightly high pressure, you will have blurry vision for few seconds once you remove your palms.
Boosting Immune System
Migraine attacks can be more regular if your immune system is very weak, which usually happens when you’ve been under a prolonged stress, due to some mishap, or maybe due to seasonal changes. Try some natural supplements (such as zinc, garlic, vitamin E, vitamin C, and immune punches) to boost your immune system
Due to improved blood flow during excitement stage, and ensuring deep relaxation after the orgasm, many people report amazing reduction in headaches. This may not work for all.
Fundamental practices that can help with tension headaches and migraines are neti, hatha yoga shatkarmas, and kunjal. If you perform them right at the beginning of an attack, you will get immediate relief. These practices may release build-up of psyco-emotional tension which has been precipitating your attack. For eradicating these headaches you need to practice these shatkarmas each morning, along with the following programs for two to three months.
Asana: Surya Namaskar, Pawanamuktasana, Yoga Nidra (every day)
Pranayama: Nadi shodhana, Bhramari, Mild Bhastrika
Shatkarma: Laghoo shankha prakshalana (once every week), Neti and Kunjal daily.
Fasting! Skipping your meal and relaxing calmly for eight to ten minutes in shavasna posture can avert an impending migraine attack or headache due to mental stress.
Diet: It’s best to stick to a simple vegetarian diet. You should avoid rich foods, especially chocolate, cheese, and wine. Avoid overeating.
It’s likely that your house has some mold especially if it’s an old building. It’s also possible if you’ve a humid environment or leaky pipes. If you’re very sensitive to mold, you may get regular headaches due to mold in your environment.
Some people are sensitive to chemical-based cleaning agents, detergents, air fresheners, soaps, etc. So if you’re one among them, replace those with non-chemical based ones.
Teeth Clenching Prevention
Many studies have shown that if one grinds and/or clenches the teeth during the day or at night, this could be a major cause of a migraine.
Wear an oral appliance such as Doctor’s Night Guard while sleeping, in order to prevent the lower and upper teeth from contacting.
If you find yourself getting your teeth clenched and getting a tension headache as a result, put a small pencil between your teeth without actually biting it-this will relax your jaw muscles and will definitely take most of the headache away.
You can use hypnosis or similar approaches to re-habit your mind not to grind or clench teeth in sleep or when you’re awake.
Use Alpha waves first, and the swiftly switch to Theta and Delta waves if Alpha waves fail to provide you significant impact. You can either buy software that can generate some special sounds for you, or you can even get pre-made recordings.
This kind of music can relax and can therefore reduce the intensity of onset of headaches.
Diet and Headaches
Some people’s diet create highly acidic environment in the body, which besides many other issues could also lead to migraines. Acidity can be tested using pH strips on morning urine. Ideally, it should be between 6.4 and 7.6 pH. If it’s consistently below 6.4 it’s necessary to alkalize your body. This can be done by changing diet to include more alkaline-forming foods. There are few other methods as well. You can research them on the Internet. Once your body has regained healthy pH levels, you will notice either your migraines will completely disappear or greatly diminished.
Those who’re diagnosed with hypoglycemia often find their migraines disappear once they switch to the diet for hypoglycemia. There are many ebooks on this topic. You can find more information on Google.
This diet can help some people with migraines. However, some people may go through lot of headaches in the beginning when they switch to this diet even if they’d not experienced any headache before.
Therapeutic Ketogenic Diet
It’s a low-carbohydrate, high-fat and adequate protein diet that can be used to successfully treat migraines.
Sometimes it’s possible to eliminate headaches by restricting or avoiding certain foods, since they could trigger migraines and headaches. It can be either a combination of different foods or just a single ingredient. Here is a short list of foods that can trigger your migraine headaches:
- Citrus fruits
- Cola beverages
- Dairy products (e.g. ice cream, cheese, milk & yogurt)
- Red wine
- Grains (including corn, barley, oats, wheat, and rye)
- Sugar (both too much and low sugar)
- Foods containing tannins – including tea, black walnuts, raspberries, vanilla, and most herbal products, and many more.
- Foods containing tyramine – usually preserved or aged, such as sauerkraut, salami, soy sauce etc.
While caffeine may work for some, it’s bit tricky as it can lower your pain tolerance level in general. So it’s best to avoid it if you suffer from chronic back/neck pain, fibromyalgia, TMJ, ETC. And once you develop dependency, it may even cause rebound headaches when you don’t take it. It’s even reported to cause certain types of headaches. The best way to get caffeine is: caffeinated tea and coffee.
Holistic Headache Remedies
Dimethyl Sulfoxide is a wood-industry by-product and easily available everywhere. Many reports suggest that when a person rubs DMSO on the area where head hurts, the migraine normally disappears within five minutes. Another report mentioned that rubbing 85 percent DMSO Gel is very effective in stopping person’s headache.
However, it’s important to remember that DMSO is a strong solvent and will carry into your bloodstream all the dirt that you may have on your skin when you apply it and until it’s fully absorbed. Therefore, don’t use it without proper research on how to use it in a proper way.
CoQ10 has proven its efficacy in reducing migraines and headaches if taken at 220-320 mg per day.
Meriva 500, two capsules, thrice a day. This is a super powerful anti-inflammatory formula, similar to Adivil, but without any of its side effects.
Oil Pulling Therapy
This heals the body of so many ailments including piercing migraine headaches. It’s a very simple technique of 6-12 minutes swishing of just one tablespoon of raw vegetable oil in mouth, followed by spitting it out completely and then rinsing your mouth. Get more details at “Oil Pulling Therapy: Detoxifying and Healing the Body Through Oral Cleansing” by Bruce Fife.
Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy
H2O2 has shown its effectiveness for different types of headaches. diluted food grade hydrogen peroxide should be used for this purpose. It’s usually a 21 days therapy, where you need to take many drops of hydrogen peroxide three times a day, increasing the drops daily. Get details at “Hydrogen Peroxide: Medical Miracle” by William Campbell Douglass II .
Warning- Be cautious when handling hydrogen peroxide, and read the label on how to properly use it.
Apple Cider Vinegar
There are many remedies that use apple cider vinegar. I’m providing few recipes:
Add few tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to a glass of clean water and experience some relief within 20-25 minutes.
You can apply cloth compress soaked with apple cider vinegar to your head.
In a small pan or vaporizer, put two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and two cups of distilled water. Bring this mixture to boil. Once the vapors begin to rise, turn the heat off, and put towel over your head and lean forward over the emanating steam taking 6-8 deep breaths of apple cider vinegar mixture. Many chronic migraine patients reported amazing relief in 40-60 minutes with this method.
Supplements to Ease the Headaches
Clinical studies report that 3-mg of melatonin before going to bed may reduce the headached frequency by 50% or more. Make sure you take it when you’re ready to go sleep, since in 15-30 minutes you will be deep asleep for quite a few hours. It’s the best to take it in sublingual form and the normal kind (not in a time-released form).
Eat potassium rich foods as it can help in reducing hangover-related headaches. Bananas, baked potatoes, are rich food based potassium sources.
It plays a big role in the pathogenesis of migraine. it also relieves some muscular tension. This remedy could work in case of poor absorption of it. Here are few suggestions.
1,5-2 grams of intravenous magnesium given for over 10 minutes can knock out a migraine in 82 percent of cases.
180-450 mg of magnesium glycinate or 500 mg of trimagnesium dicitrate are commonly recommended.
Intravenous injection of hydrochloric acid (HCL) and magnesium was reported to stop many migraines within 8-10 minutes.
A combination of riboflavin and oral magnesium was found to be highly effective in some migraine sufferers.
Almonds and raw pumpkin seeds are rich in magnesium if you like food-as-a-medicine approach. However, for some nuts could be a big source of headache.
Vitamins & Oils to Deal with Headaches
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
The exact mechanism of Riboflavin action depends on the mitochondrial energy metabolism-the mitochondrial dysfunction, which results in impaired oxygen metabolism, resulting in migraine pathogenesis. Around 900 mg per day has shown its efficacy in reducing migraines by 40 percent (be sure to buy chewable or sublingual). Most of the reports recommend daily intake of 400mg and it takes just few weeks to build up in the body before it shows its effects in preventing headaches. Vitamin B-complex can also be taken with Vitamin B2.
It helps in stabilizing estrogen levels and also prevents menstrual migraines. Sesame seeds are good source of vitamin E.
Put 5-6 drops of cow’s ghee in both your nostrils before going to bed at night to experience some relief from your migraine attacks.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Most migraine patients have very low omega-3 fatty acid levels in their blood. Consume more fish oil, flaxseed oil, and many other sources of omega-3 fatty acids as they can significantly reduce the intensity of migraines.
Herbs & Spices for Headaches
Feverfew (Latin: Chrysanthemum parthenium),
This herb is found in many old gardens, and many prefer to grow it for ornament. It derives its name from the Latin word febrifugia, meaning “fever reducer”.
You can use feverfew extract which comes with many natural herbal additions. Many people with headaches reported about 67 percent reduction in their migraines within an hour or so of taking Feverfew.
Another way to take this interesting herb is feverfew tea.
It can work for easy headache relief. It possesses some analgesic properties due to its high caffeine content. However, high caffeine can lead to rebound headaches. guarana and many other caffeine-containing drinks, foods and medications should be avoided by all those who get frequent headaches.
Ginger is being uses since ages for headaches and many other ailments. The best way to use it to address migraine and other headaches is:
Peel and slice some fresh ginger or use just one tablespoon of dry ginger, steep it in a boiling hot water. Then either inhale the vapors or drink it, or you can do both.
You can also make a past of dry ginger powder and apply it on forehead for headache relief.
Some reports suggests that it actually induces headaches, however, there are few to how it helps in subsiding headache symptoms. You should stick to 60mg dosage twice a day.
It can reduce many emotional migraine triggers, such as anxiety and stress. It possesses many relaxing and sedative effects. This can ensure relief from many migraine headache symptoms. However, sometimes its excessive use can even cause headaches.
Butterbur (Petasites hybridus extract)
It is widely known as Sweet Coltsfoot. Clinical research shows 55 percent reduction in migraine headaches when it is taken at about 75-80mg per day. Its intake reduces tissue and muscle spasms and also subsides blood vessel inflammation. You should take it on consistent basis to see results. It’s best alternative to side effects inducing drugs.
Avoid consuming any part of butterbur other than the products that are available as butterbur preparations in the market. These products come without any plant carcinogens as they are removed during the manufacturing stage. Keep in mind that natural butterbur leaf is toxic, and avoid its consumption.
Lavender (Lavandula, Elf Leaf, Latin: Lavandula angustifolia).
It is extensively used with aromatherapy and herbs. Infusions of lavender are believed to soothe headaches.
You can use lavender pillow-inhaling the soothing, herbal fragrance of the lavender as it could help with migraines. It’s even possible to make your own lavender pouch with just a cloth pouch by filling it with some dried lavender buds.
Take lavender vapor bath by adding some lavender essential oil. Just add few drops in a bowl containing hot water and inhale these vapors for few seconds. The calming scent will relieve tension that is inducing headache in your case. In fact, you can also take a hot bath after adding some of this essential oil.
Mix few drops of lavender essential oil with some carrier oil, like orange oil or almond, and apply it to your temples.
You can drink some lavender tea. Its relaxing properties will calm your muscles and dull the pain of your headache.
Rosemary works for headaches resulting from cold. Boil just a handful of herb in one liter of water and put it in a mug. Cover your head with a towel and inhale the steam for as long as you can bear. Repeat this until the headache is relieved.
White willow bark (Salix Alba)
White willow bark is being used since ages for treating headaches. It’s bark is rich in salicin, flavonoids and polyphenols that provide effects similar to aspirin. Though impact is much slower, but lasts much longer. You can take it as tea, tincture (1:5, 30% alcohol 4 – 6 mL 3 times per day), or as capsules capsules (60 – 240 mg of standardized salicin per day). All those who’re allergic to salicin/or get stomach upset easily should avoid this remedy.
Take few Basil (Tulsi or Tulasi) leaves, along with 5-7 black peppercorns and put them in your mouth and chew. This can heal your migraine.
Even mild sedative activity can help in treating headaches caused due to anxiety, stress, and depression. Take just one capsule or drink one or two cups of Black Cohosh tea before the onset of migraine or severe headache. However, large doses as it can cause headaches.
It can treat nervous headache. You can take it as tea for treating this disorder. Alternatively use few drops of Marjoram Essential Oil.
Henna flowers can heal headaches due to hot sun. Rub flowers in some vinegar and apply it over you forehead.
It helps in headaches caused due to exposure to cold air. Make a fine past of this spice by adding some water and apply it over your temples and forehead to ensure faster relief.
Mix peppermint oil and ethanol (ethyl alcohol) and apply it to your forehead. It works instantly and reduces pain.
Peppermint tea has a calming effect and helps in reducing headaches and migraines.
Once you’ve taken the tea, place the wet peppermint teabags on your closed eyes for several minutes. Make sure these teabags are not too hot.
This tea has many compounds that can ease pain and induce relaxation. For some, it even causes headaches. it may also have bad interactions with some medication if you take any.
Also termed as medical marijuana, it has properties that can numb pain. It’s also a legal prescription drug in many countries and if you’re residing in such a country, even your doctor will be able to prescribe it for you. Mainly due to its legally-sensitive status, not much research is available on this plant.
It’s a proprietary formula with feverfew, dandelion, wood-decay fungus Polyporus Officinalis (Laricifomes Officinalis) and goldenseal. According to its manufactuere just 5 minutes of spraying this mixture under your tongue (to ensure faster absorption) in your blood stream, may ensure either great improvement or a full recovery from your headache.
It provides relief in many migraine headache situations by quickly equalizing blood pressure throughout the body. This removes constrictions of blood vessels in your head, and thus resolves headache that was due to this problem. Your ultimate goal should be to take a full teaspoon of cayenne pepper daily after mixing it with some water. You can even try Dr. Christopher’s “cayenne pepper tea” for faster results.
If headaches are triggered due to hypertension, eat some spinach leaves as it helps in reducing blood pressure and thus eliminate such headaches.
Psilocybin and some forms of LSD can be used to treat cluster headaches and migraines. It not only provides mild relief but in some cases a lasting cure. Since neither of it is legal in most countries, it’s difficult how you go about testing this particular solution. Cluster headache patients residing in United Kingdom are trying to get a law passed to somehow legalize for medical use, akin to medical marijuana that’s legally available in some countries.
Rivea Corymbosa (Turbina corymbosa) Seeds
It contains tryptamine called Lysergic Acid Amide (LSA). It is reported by many as a good treatment for cluster headaches. Being mild psychedelics and could be illegal depending upon where you lie. Sleepy grass and morning glory also contain LSA. Check clusterbusters.org for more information.
Fruit & Vegetables Useful for Headaches
There are so many minerals and vitamins in tomato juice that possess headache healing properties. Many believe its regular intake will relieve most headaches naturally.
Berries to Relieve Headaches
It’s a Latin American “super fruit” and is rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and nutrients typical of most berries, but it is also rich in anthocyanins. They are thought to possess anti-inflammatory properties similar to ibuprofen and aspirin, which are known to relieve headaches.
They offer you a natural way to deal with headaches:
Squeeze half of lemon in one cup of tea and drink it. It will give instant relief.
The lemon skin rind is very helpful in treating headaches caused by intense heat. You should pound the rind into a fine paste using a mortar and apply it as a plaster on your forehead.
Apply freshly pared-off lemon rind to each temple to get instant relief.
It is very helpful in healing alleviated sinus headaches that result due to sinusitis. Bromelain is a protein-digesting enzyme obtained from pineapple. It can also be consumed in supplement form on empty stomach or you can simply eat a ripe pineapple. Some people may not be able to tolerate neither bromelain nor pineapple.
Red apples can help with recurring headaches. There are many reports of apple cider or red apples causing headaches in some people due to tannins found in them. It’s best to peel off their skin, especially if you suspect there are pesticides in it.
After properly peeling and corning your apple, you can eat it after applying some salt on empty stomach for about 10 days.
Holistic Migraine Treatments
Sometimes manipulation is helpful if onset of migraine comes due to some spinal misalignment.
This approach uses small amount of substances to treat headaches. Nux Vominca is an effective Homeopathic treatment for migraine that shows results within days.
It can be effective as significant part of our brain deals with olfactory sense. It’s well-established that strong odors can instantly induce migraine attack. Some essential oils such eucalyptus and peppermint are known for their relaxing and headache healing properties.
Biofeedback technique teaches you ways to successfully deal with stress without worrying about adverse physiological effects. It’s possible to learn ways to control vital body functions such as temperature only by first learning ways to relax skeletal muscles. This can be achieved through progressive relaxation, breathing techniques, and visualization which becomes a subconscious habit. This helps many migrianeurs to lower their tension levels resulting in fewer headaches.
This particular therapy provides relief by working with structures of your head and nervous system.
It helps you in identifying movement patterns of your body that may be contributing to your headaches.
It’s the simplest way to remove the congestions that may lead to symptoms of different kinds of migraine headaches.
Head, Shoulder and Neck Massage
Getting a professional massage is good, but self-massage of neck, temples, or back can also relieve headache. You can also try to relax your facial and jaw muscles.
This works best if your headache is due to myofasical or some connective tissue damage, lack of stretching, due to bad posture, stress, prolonged repetitive motions, inflammation, trauma, or injuries. Myofascial release works by brining facia back to a completely balanced and free state and offer them a long-term headache relief.
Acupressure and Acupuncture
It’s a traditional form of Chinese Medicine. You can even try it on your own-there are different acupressure points on our body that can be used depending upon the triggers, location and type of migraine.
Two manor points lie between the webbing of index finger and thumb and the big toe and second toe. Try to find sore point in these areas, press hold and then work in a circular motion for about 5 seconds, then release and repeat this. You should do this on both your hands. If you feel your headache in unbearable these points will be too sore and may throb. Work on until your soreness goes away. Small magnets can also be used to activate these points.
Another interesting suggestion is pressing your cheekbone (zygomatic bone) using your thumb upwards and out from within the mouth on the affected side of your head. Follow this procedure by placing both thumbs on your upper palate and then press the sides out. Do each of these procedures for a few seconds using moderate pressure and then let go. You can repeat it many times as per your convenience.
It quite similar to Acupressure but has originated in Japan. However, it works in a similar way.
Prolotherapy (Sclerotherapy, Reconstructive Therapy)
It’s non-surgical, minimally-invasive tendon and ligament reconstruction. Its ultimate goal is to re-tighten tendons and ligaments of joints and other painful areas by effectively shorting the collagen fibers within the body’s connective tissues. When it’s performed in a proper way, the structure that causes pain regains its normal-taut configuration, thereby eliminating the root cause of pain.
It’s a unique modality in a sense it can be done by yourself in just few simple steps. Check this helpful article on How To Get Rid Of A Headache with Sujok for some help.
Oxygen Multistep Therapy
It is accomplished using Manfred von Ardenne and Revici’s Method. Both of them directly connected migraines with hypotension. They suggest a oxygen and nutrient therapy model to properly address this cause.
NeuroCranial Restructuring (NRC)
It has been developed by Dean Howell to successfully treat migraines and chronic headaches. This therapy focuses on spine and skull alignment by combining multiple holistic modalities. Dean also published a book named “NeuroCranial Restructuring Unleash Your Structural Power“.
It’s an implant, much like pacemaker, expect that it stimulates superficial nerves in the back of the head and forehead. This may not work for all and one needs to go through a trial to see if it can help in controlling migraine attacks before this device (with 10 year battery) is implanted in the body.
According to Dr. Bahman Guyuron, he found that around 85 percent of those who got their corrugators supercilii muscles removed during routine face lift surgeries found their migraines gone as a “free” bonus of their approach. Though not a realistically holistic approach, but it’s definitely a great solution than side-effects inducing drugs or maybe no solution at all.
They are used to deal with chronic tension and migraine headaches. Apparently, science doesn’t know why it works, but it does work. Check “A Practical Guide to Botulinum Toxin Procedures” by Rebecca Small.
Electronic Devices to Handle Headaches
It’s named after Royal Raymond Rifle who discovered that every bacteria has its own frequency on which it vibrates and it can be easily destroyed by sending out specific frequencies to the body to create special resonance that shutters selected organisms. There are three ways to deliver such frequencies-(1) plasma – sitting in front of powerful plasma bulb (2) contact – holding bars (3)remote – scalar/radionic wave technique , where frequencies are sent to a target’s DNA sample.
You can get free tables with different Rifle frequencies and they have so many different entries for various types of migraines and headaches. Many migraineurs suffer from threatworms (Strongyloides). A Rifle Machine can easily kill these worms and can ensure a clean state thus eliminating migraine attacks. However, these Rifle Machines can be costly for you, as their price may range from $600 to $22,000. There are some cheap and effective alternatives to Rifle machine. They are:
It’s an inexpensive Rifle Machine solution with highly advanced free software and $100-$250 price range hardware, and a very vibrant and supportive community around it.
There are many software only systems that use speakers or headsets as a delivery mechanism which have a questionable efficacy, but it’s better to first do your own research on this.
This is a smart device that looks like something straight out of Star Trek and delivers short electrical impulses to your supraorbital nerve that controls sensation in and around the eye. A study in 2016 found that all those who use it experience a third fewer headaches after a couple of weeks.
Hulda Clark Zapper
These devices are DIY with detailed schematics available freely on the Internet, or you can even buy for $10-$350 depending upon the vendor. Check Hulda’s book “The Cure for All Diseases“.
The Goodbyepain Cellion
It’s a Micro Pulse Stimulation (MPS) device. It’s similar to TENS technology, but its electric pulse is steady and takes just few minutes of daily usage to see beneficial effects. Combing the hair side to side and hair up and down when having a headache is highly effective in relieving the pain. Its price is in the range of $200-$350.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
This kind of device can create a magnetic beam that induces mild electrical current inside the brain for just fraction of a second which interrupts any abnormal electrical activity in the brain that is associated with headaches of migraines. Many companies are now offering these type of devices. Most of the information on the topic is basically for the practitioners in this field, such as “Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: A Neurochronometrics of Mind” by Vincent Walsh, so perhaps starting with the wikipedia page is good idea if you just want to know more to get started as a user.
It’s an innovative Russian technology that was developed way back in 70s. It uses Biofeedback to prompt body to quickly heal itself. In fact, migraines and headaches is just one of the many common ailments it’s supposed to address. You can get more info on SCENAR Research once you read this page.
Brain Machine (Audio-Visual Entrainment)
This machine has special design that can easily change your brainwaves with the help of blinking lights and specially generated sounds. Changing the brainwave to alpha, theta or gamma will help in reducing and eliminating headaches, which mostly occur in a sub-range of beta waves. Please read “Mega Brain: New Tools And Techniques For Brain Growth And Mind Expansion” by Michael Hutchison. It is a good book that informs you all about AVE technology that has been around for years. You can find so many manufacturers of brain machine online.
Mental Exercise Systems to Heal Headaches
There are so many different systems out there that teach you ways to train your brain to drastically change your overall experience of headaches.
Humidifier & ionizer
They can reduce your migraine or headache pain if its caused due to dry environment or barometric changes.
It was invented by Les Fehmi and works closely with brainwaves. Most of the headaches happen when brain is amidst mid-to-high beta wavelength range. Using special mental practices it’s easy to make your brain shift into Alpha brain wave range, which can bring relaxation amongst other things. This change can eliminate discomfort due to migraines. You can even read his book called “Dissolving Pain: Simple Brain-Training Exercises for Overcoming Chronic Pain” and then gradually move to his helpful audio recordings of Les’ training.
This technique has been devised by Lestor Levenson and Larry Crane. Many people report complete disappearance of their migraine within 30-40 minutes of application of this treatment, and not getting another attack after it. The gist of this particular technique is to learn ways to let go unwanted feelings and states of mind. Also check the “The Abundance Book” penned by Larry Crane.
This system has been designed by Olivia Roberts and trains you to re-educate your nervous system to cope in a better way with chronic pain and its various psychological effects. Details are prescribed in Olivia’s book: Chronic Pain and Debilitating Conditions Resolution: Make Unwanted Symptoms Disappear!
Esoteric Solutions to Migraines
In his book, “The Pyramid: How To Build It, How To Use It” Les Brown shares secrets of getting best benefits by using pyramids to heal headaches. He claims that he and his wife had tremendous success by wearing a small cardboard pyramid made to precise measurements on their head for about 25 minutes. These measurements need to be proportional to the measurements of the Great Pyramid of Cheops at Giza in Egypt). You can find these measurements in his book and even on Google with some efforts.
Crystal treatments vary depending upon the kind of migraine or headache you experience. The following crystals have great effects on headaches: Ocean Jasper, Rhodocrosite, Amber, Amethyst, Rock Crystal, Emerald, Smoky Quartz and Magnesite, Rhodonite. You can learn more about choosing the best crystal for your type of headache and how to properly work with it in Michael Gienger’s book The Healing Crystal – First Aid Manual.
Some Folk Remedies that can help in dealing with Migraines and Headaches
For some people Coca-Cola is the best thing to get through a torturous migraine. For them, nothing else has the right blend of chemicals.
Try an old “ritual” of lighting up few matches and then extinguishing each one of them in a glass of water. Next, take few sips of this water and see your headache goes away.
Climbing Stairs can help-Sometimes when you walk up, it works like magic for healing headache.
Hair Clip- Hair clip attached to a person’s eye brow. Leave it there for some minutes, and then take it off and repeat once again. Apparently it may work for all those with headaches right behind their eyes.
Believes and Superstitions
I am discussing few “recipes” that are found in old literature and belong to folk belief and superstition category. Maybe, some of these may resonate with you can help!
To heal a headache, apply some cabbage leaves to the forehead in the form of poultice (Cleveland, 1961).
Piercing ears can help cure some headaches (Cleveland, 1956).
Carry any nut in your pocket. Constantly stroking it can cure chronic headache and keep it away. (1931)
Wear rattlesnake rattles in the sweatband of your hat to prevent headaches. (1956)
If you feel your headache is due to the evil eye, bind the aching head with a cloth strip and tie it tight to easily squeeze out the evil eye. (Cleveland, 1964).
Try catnip tea for your headaches. (Iowa 1936)
Take decoction of live-for-ever (New England, 1833)
Wear cornbeads to cure or prevent recurring headaches. (Louisiana 1927)
Putting few oil drops on the top of water can rid you of headache (Ashtabula)
Put pure olive oil (cold pressed) on your forehead; then drop some of it in water. If this oil depicts shape of your two eyes, this means your headache will be gone (Cleveland, 1957)
To cure your headache, take some water in a dish and a spoonful of oil and make the signs of the cross, say few words, and your headache will go away (Wickliffe, 1956)
Put drops of oil on water in a small bowl and then say prayers over it to heal a headache (Cleveland, 1958).
Jimson weed can cure headache if bound firmly on the aching area (African American 1926)
Famous Cherokee remedy for chronic headaches: seven green elderberry leaves cooled in some water by immersing leaves that are to be taken onto mouth and then blown forcefully over the top of patient’s head as he or she sits on a chair facing east. Before each of the blow this is to be said: You Apportioner! (4 times). Ha! very quickly! You have just come to hear! “Medicine!” He has just come to say. (1964)
Want to cure old headache, blow some tobacco smoke in each of the ear (New York 1952)
The dust of threshold of door applied in small patches on the temple is good for combating headaches. in order to gather it the patient needs to wet his or her finger and trace it slowly across the threshold of his dwelling in the form of cross. (Chile, 1947)
A buckeye is very potent as a preventive of headache. (Alabama, 1934)
An agate placed in a cloth under the head was widely used to heal headaches. (XVII century)
If you’re experiencing a headache, wear a coral to prevent further attacks. (Old Mexican superstition)
A salt herring worn around the throat can also cure headache. (Leipzig, 1913)
For handling a bad headache, soak feet in hot water. This can draw out the misery from your head.(Kentucky, 1917)
It’s possible to reduce persistent headache by putting a lock of your hair under a stone and not mentioning this hair of this treatment approach to anyone for seven days (New York 1947)
Take a compass-plant resin grain and set into your ear with your thumb and ring finger to alleviate migraine pain.
Wear a match in your hair to keep from having any headache (Alabama, 1934)
Make a poultice of raw potatoes and put them on a rag and put this on your head and once the headache stops, the potatoes will turn black. (California, 1960)
You can also put Malvas leaf on your temple to relieve headache (Mexico)
The Mexican vaquero often puts many fresh mesquite leaves in his hat and then wears it.
Try chewing some Mistletoe leaves to relieve headaches.
Other Interesting Suggestions
Try taking a short nap with a kitty. Put your head on their soft purry tummies and sleep. Your headache will be over once you wake up.
It’s important to maintain a diary of your headaches and all the remedies you’ve tried. It’s only with proactive tracking that you’ll be able to discover what’s working and what isn’t. This can even be done using a software application or a simple piece of paper. There are some good apps as well, if you have a smart phone.
For many unbalanced hormone levels could be the reason for chronic headaches and migraines. Testing and normalizing your hormone levels specific to your age and gender can help to keep headaches at bay. Women should keep a close watch on their estrogen/progesterone levels and their correction to menopausal and premenstrual migraines.