When I was younger I struggled with headaches and my number one option was to take a pill. I did this to avoid feeling even worse and ready to go to bed. So yes, a pill was generally effective, but I had no clue of what was going on in my body. However, as I started understanding the causes of my headaches, as I explained in my book Back to Natural, I began to look for natural alternatives.
Today I can say that I no longer take pills for headaches, so I would like to share with you what I have learned in all these years.
1. Headaches and lack of hydration: do you drink enough water throughout the day? I am asking you this because dehydration can lead to headaches, so I always have water by my side. I bought a stainless steel flask and I take it everywhere.
2. Headaches and digestive issues: headaches might also be the result of something that I have eaten In case this happens, I drink a chamomile tisane (but it can be other herb with digestive properties) and I feel much better after this. Food intolerances and improper food combining might also cause headaches, as I have written before.
3. Headaches and stress: when I was in college it was common to suffer from headaches after an exam, so I would go home, take a long shower and, of course, take a pill. I am glad things have changed. Now, whenever I feel stressed, I meditate for around twenty minutes and after this the headache is gone! Tapping can also be a good option.
4. Headaches and back, shoulders and neck pain: as I spend a long time working in front of the computer this leads to back pain and specially to tension in my neck and shoulders. So, what do I do? I try to get up from time to time, in order to move my body a bit, as well as rotate my neck clockwise and counterclockwise and move my shoulders up and down. A self-massage is also a good option, but better than this is to ask my boyfriend to give me a massage! Smart decision, right? Last, but not least, doing yoga regularly has shown to be really helpful.
It would be great if you could share your experiences with me!