Headaches & Migraines
How to cure headaches and migraines the natural way. Complementary therapies for headache and migraine relief.
Tension headaches cause pain on the sides of your head and neck ache. It can be throbbing, constant, sharp or dull. Headaches can also be caused by sinuses and can be felt on your forehead or on the bridge of your nose.
Migraines are pounding, throbbing pain that can last very long periods of time. The difference between migraines and headaches is that you will also experience sensitivity to light, noise, loss of appetite and sickness with migraines.
Any of the advice on our site should be used as a compliment to other therapies and not as a replacement for regular medical care. You should always consult a doctor regarding your medical condition.
Tension from stress is a big cause of headaches. Meditation can help you focus and be aware of what is making you stressed and bring a calmness which in return will reduce the headaches. All it takes is 5-10 minutes of quiet time ideally every day to see improvements.
Crystals for headaches
Crystals work by absorbing the negative energies that cause headaches and migraines. One of the most powerful crystal to use for headaches is Selenite. It can quickly unblock stagnant energy. If you suffer from migraines then Lapis Lazuli is a stronger crystal to use.
For headache relief, place your crystal on the forehead, temples or base of the neck if a headache radiates from that point. If you have more than one crystal lay the others around your head.
Try different crystals to see which one works best for you. And remember when you feel a headache coming on take someone time out and lie down with some crystals.
Any of the following crystals work well for headaches and migraines.
- Rose Quartz
Binaural Beats for headaches
Listening to the frequencies in binaural beats can stimulate the brainwaves to relieve headaches and migraines. Binaural Beats are best listened to through headphones. Listening to the sounds while you fall asleep can encourage deep sleep and heal at the same time.
Massage for headaches
A head massage can instantly relieve tension, stress and promote relaxation. The massage has a relaxing effect on the muscles in your neck which reduces the intensity, duration and frequency of tension headaches.
If you are not comfortable with someone else doing the massage then it is possible to self-massage your head for tension headaches.
Aromatherapy for headaches
Essential oils trigger responses in the body that relieve tension, anxiety and create relaxation. These are all things that can cause headaches and migraines.
Scents such as peppermint, lavender, lemon, roman chamomile and rosemary can all help relief the tensions of headaches.
Use the oil in a diffuser or in an inhaler. Another way is to run a facecloth in cold water. Rinse it out. Then add a few drops of essential oil and place over your forehead. Or place over the back of your neck with warm water instead.
Yoga for headaches
Yoga poses are a great way to boost your physical & mental wellbeing. Gentle, healing yoga practices can be done when you have a headache or migraine for relief. Live most of these therapies they are best practised daily to avoid regular pain.