Headaches are the number one reason for people taking painkillers. And sometimes the regularity of these headaches can start racking up the amount of pain medication you are taking. In the long term, this is not a good thing for your gut, kidneys, heart or joints.
Headaches are a like little messengers sent to tell you that something in yourself is not in balance. This could be 100% physical e.g. a strained neck muscle, not drinking enough water, a food intolerance, fighting off a virus/bacterial infection too much caffeine or very often its an hormonal imbalance.
If you’ve ruled out the possible physical causes, have a think about your stress levels and what might be currently making you sad, feel under pressure, angry or hurt. Some people start developing headaches when they have to think too hard for too long. Or it might have been triggered by grief or a fight with a colleague, or your boss expecting more than you feel you can offer, or you feeling attacked by someone.
– Eating more oily fish or taking primrose oil is brain food. Consider taking an Omega-3 Fatty Acid supplement if the headaches are appearing regularly.
– Drink lots of water!
– Laying cabbage leaves onto your head can help relieve the pain.
– If your headaches are related to your menstrual cycle, then some constitutional homeopathic treatment can help to balance your hormones to prevent the headaches.
There are some great homeopathic remedies that can get rid of the acute pain. The most common ones are:
Bryonia – Stitching bursting pain worse for any movement.
Belladonna – Sudden, violent, throbbing, pounding pain with hot head or flushed face.
Aconite – Sudden violent headache all around the head like a band or a vice. Restless, fearfull and thirsty.
Gelsemium – Vague, but distressing headache beginning in the neck which may develop into a bursting sensation in the eyes and forehead.
Nux Vomica – the hangover remedy. Splitting headache all over the head with nausea and irritability.
There are a myriad of causes and reasons for developing a headache. Try to use your pain as a beacon to figure out what the problem is (mental/emotional/physical). Only that way, can you then start treating the actual problem so that it is really cured rather than just numbing away the symptoms or signals of the problem.