11 Natural Headache Cures You Need to Know

11 Natural Headache Cures You Need to Know

11 Natural Headache Cures You Need to KnowInstead of depending on pain medications to get you through the day, try one of these drug-free headache treatments for relief.
  1. Chiropractic Adjustments:Research shows neck adjustments can decrease disability and pain in many patients with cervicogenic headache, and reduce the frequency of migraine headaches.
  2. Ginger: In one study, ginger supplements were found to be as effective as sumatriptan for decreasing the severity of a migraine attack. As an added bonus, the patients taking ginger didn't experience any unwanted side effects.
  3. Butterbur: A review from the American Academy of Neurology concluded that supplements of a flower called butterbur are effective for preventing migraine, whereas non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs were only categorized as "probably effective."
  4. Exercise: Women who exercised for 40 minutes three times per week had the same reductions in migraine pain as women taking an anti-seizure medication called topiramate in a 2011 study.
  5. Massage Therapy: Massage therapy can help to relieve neck symptoms in patients with cervicogenic headache, according to one new study. Massage can also ease the tension and stress related to tension-type headaches.
  6. Trigger Point Therapy: This therapy is commonly used by chiropractors and other manual therapists to target trigger points, or hyper-irritable spots of pain in the muscles. One studyfound that trigger point therapy applied to the neck reduced cervicogenic headache pain by 71%.
  7. Lavender Essential Oils: The calming effects of lavender can significantly reduce the intensity of migraine headache attack, according to a 2012 study.
  8. Stop Chewing Gum: Teenagers who quit chewing gum excessively experienced a resolution in their persistent headaches, in one new study
  9. Sex: One German study showed that having sex during a headache episode significantly reduced pain intensity for 70% of adults with migraine and 91% of adults with cluster headaches. 
  10. Acupuncture: This ancient Chinese medicine can significantly reduce chronic pain and migraine. One recent case study also showed the benefits of combining acupuncture with chiropractic care.
  11. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: new study showed that kids with chronic migraine had significant improvements after receiving cognitive behavioral therapy. The study demonstrates the importance of addressing the mental aspects of chronic headache.

 

 

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Why Chiropractic is the Best Solution for Sciatica Pain


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Sciatica pain is often so debilitating that it forces people to miss work and other normal activities.  Of all patients with low-back pain, sciatica patients have the highest level of disability (1).  In fact, patients with sciatica are disabled for an average of 72 days according to Norwegian public-health records.
Fortunately, a recent study offers hope to sciatica patients: chiropractic care can speed the recovery from sciatica flare ups and allow patients to return to work sooner (2).

The study evaluated 44 Norwegian workers after they came to the hospital with severe sciatica pain. Most of those patients had been experiencing pain for three or more weeks prior to their hospital visit.
The hospital chiropractor examined each patient to evaluate his/her posture and gait, range of motion, and palpation of the lumbar spine.

The chiropractic then performed various joint adjustments to the spine and other limbs that had been injured through patients compensating for pain. Ice treatment was also used to relieve soft tissue soreness.Patients were treated daily in the hospital and later three times a week for the first two weeks. Some patients needed additional follow-up treatment but typically did not exceed 14 treatments.

In matter of 21 days, 91% of patients returned to work full-time. Two patients returned to work part time. Researchers concluded this study demonstrates the potent benefits of collaboration between chiropractors and orthopedic surgeons. Chiropractic care can put an end to your sciatica pain so you can begin living your life fully again.

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  1. Arana E, Marti-Bonmati L, Vega M, et al. Relationship between low back pain, disability, MR imaging findings and health care provider. Skeletal Radiology 2006;35(9):641-7.
  2. Orlin JR, Didriksen A. Results of chiropractic treatment of lumbopelvic fixation in 44 patients admitted to an orthopedic department. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2007;30:135-139.