A headache can range from a dull annoyance to an event that can leave you down for the count. This leaves many people doing what they know best – turning to the medicine cabinet for an over the counter painkiller. However, there are many folks out there who want to limit their use of medications and are seeking out more natural headache treatment options. Some of the following options have been recommended and may help you get some relief:
- Lavender oil – can either be inhaled or applied topically. When inhaling the vapors, a few drops of the lavender oil can be placed into boiling water.
- Peppermint oil – has been shown to have an effect on blood vessels, which are a major factor in headaches. Inhaling the fresh-smelling oil may help to ease the pain of a headache.
- Dietary fixes – keeping a food diary may help to pinpoint foods that may be triggering headaches. Some common culprits are chocolate, red wine, and meats with nitrates such as bacon. Steering away from food additives like MSG may also help.
- Flaxseed – contains omega-3 fatty acids, which help to reduce inflammation. Flaxseed may help reduce headache pain by fending off inflammation.
Hopefully, some of these will help you find relief. If they do not work, there is a natural approach that not only provides the benefits of the above-mentioned treatments, it also gets results that are long lasting.
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Upper cervical chiropractic can have a positive effect on blood vessels, inflammation, muscle tension, and posture, which are all implicated in the development of headaches. Headache sufferers from all over Calgary have been coming to us and attaining relief from gentle, upper cervical chiropractic adjustments. We get the great results that we do because we are able to pinpoint the underlying cause of your headache, which is often found in a specific misalignment of the vertebrae at the very top of the neck. If you’re looking for a natural approach to headache relief that is more than just a temporary fix, we’d love to talk to you!
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