Pain near head and neck region is called as headache, is also known as cephalgia. Before treating headache it is necessary to diagnose the reason first as it will be easier to treat headache after diagnosis of its causes.Headache is divided into three parts i.e. Migraine headache, Cluster headache and Tension headache.
Migraine is a part of headache that shows symptoms like nausea, vomiting and increase in sensitivity of light or sound with neurological pain.Cluster headache is a type of headaches that shows symptoms like throbbing pain near eye areas that causes very severe pain in head. Once relieved it reoccurs after certain period.Tension Headache is also called as general headache. It is a type of headache that causes mild or moderate pain near head and neck region.
It can be relieved easily with help of analgesics and some simple home remedies.There can be many reasons behind headache causes; it can be due to vision loss, restlessness, vomiting, sinus, tiredness, weakness or some serious illnesses like bacterial or viral infection, HIV, Cancer etc. It can be treated with help of analgesics, some herbal or home remedies, yoga and acupuncture. Analgesics help to relive pain faster but effect is temporary and also shows some side effects.
Home Treatments For Headache
If you are suffering from general headache, following home treatments will help to relieve headache faster,
For Minor Headache
Put 2 drops of Lemon leaves extract in each nostril to relieve headache quickly.
Make a smooth paste of sandalwood powder and apply it on head, coldness of the paste gives soothing effects and relieves headache.Mix of 250ml of Sesame seeds oil, 10ml of Sandalwood oil, 10ml of Cinnamon oil and 3 or 4 pieces of Camphor together then apply this mixture on head and do a head massage for while.
It gives fast relief from headache.Eat 2 teaspoon of Indian gooseberries powder with 1 teaspoon of ghee or clarified butter then drink 1 cup of lukewarm milk to relieve headache.Cut the apple into slices and apply salt to it, then eat this apple early morning on empty stomach. This is an ancient recipe for long term headache. Do this for treatment simultaneously for 10 days to get the best results. Relieving restlessness will also relive headache sometimes, take a nap or sleep to treat headache. Add little water to ginger powder and apply it on head to relieve headache.
Yoga And Exercise
Changes in lifestyle, yoga and exercise will also help to relieve long time headache.Pull your hairs lightly to relieve headache as it regulates blood circulation of head.Pinch your eyebrows lightly between thumb and index finger to get relief from headache pain.Place ice cubes on painful regions like forehead and temples to relieve pain of headache.Take a handful of roasted caraway seed warm then tie in muslin cloth and inhale it to get relief from pain.Differences in Eye sight can be also a cause of headache check your eyesight to diagnose the cause.
For Quick Relief
Drink a tea made from holy basil leaves, black peppers and ginger to get a soothing effect.Excess drinking of alcohol and smoking of cigarettes can be also a cause of headache, avoid use of alcohol and smoking to relieve it faster.If headache is not relieved with help of analgesics of home treatments seek help of medical practitioner immediately.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.