Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Headaches: How to treat them..

In our stressful world of deadlines and high-speed everything, it's no wonder we find ourselves taking an occasional painkiller. Here are some ways to treat a headache...

  • With a firm, circular motion, massage the web of skin between the base of your thumb and your forefinger. Continue massaging for several minutes.Acupressure experts call this fleshy area trigger point LIG4 and maintain that it is linked to areas of the brain where headaches originate.

  • Soaking your feet in hot water will help your head to feel better. By drawing blood to your feet, the hot-water footbath will ease pressure on the blood vessels in your head.

  • Have a cup of strong coffee. Caffeine reduces blood-vessel swelling, and thus can help to relieve a headache.

  • Wring out two wet peppermint tea bags and place them on your closed eyelids or forehead for five minutes.

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