Other Ways To Find Relief
Jeff got an irritated eye from wearing contact lenses so he’s had to wear (and will have to wear) glasses for a while until the eye calms down.
Because he’s not used to wearing glasses for a prolonged period of time and with the glare and different light movements lenses can produce, Jeff got a bad headache last night before bed.
While we do have the conventional medicines acetaminophen and ibuprofen in the cabinet, we do our best to avoid those as much as possible because they are not at all good for you and there are other relief options available. Along with SO.MANY. medicines and medical devices, both carry a black box label warning and if you don’t know what that is yet…check it out here: https://www.drugwatch.com/fda/black-box-warnings/).
Last year and when I had my silicone gel implants still in and my body was seriously ill/failing from them, I had a permanent headache for a solid year and a half. The high amounts of adjuvants and metals created a crazy immune response in my body and it didn’t like it.
Thankfully the lengthly chronic pounding has subsided for the most part though I still get migraines from time to time. I had to dig deeper and learn more ways to help my head that would find me some relief in ways that didn’t further damage my body with toxic substances.
Here are a few ways we know of — and with all things — make sure to do your own research and testing first to see if it works for you:
- 1.)- Peppermint essential oil (slightly diluted in a carrier) applied to the temples, mastoid (behind the ear) area, jaw and neck.
Jeff used this last night and it give almost instant relief. I do as well to help relieve overall daily tension in the area.
“Peppermint oil is one of the most commonly used essential oils to treat headachesand migraine attacks. It contains menthol, which can help relax muscles and ease pain. It’s thought that applying diluted peppermint oil topically can help relieve pain from both tension headaches and migraine attacks.”- www.healthline.com
- 2.)- Sniffing a lavender sachet or diffusing the oil.
“There’s also strong evidence that lavender can help treat headaches and migraine. Breathing in the scent from lavender essential oil can help acute management of migraine attacks. One 2013 study found that people reported a significant reduction in pain after only 15 minutes of inhaling the lavender oil.”- www.healthline.com
- 3.)- Dr. Ho’s pain therapy TENS machine.
- 4.)- Avoid hot dogs, artificially coloured food, refined sugar…and other crappy quality food full of nitrates, chemicals and that garbage. Another reason to eat more natural.
- 5.)- Heat and or cold compress, time in a sauna or one of those warmable neck bean bag things/hot water bottle.
Do you have any other headache relief tricks to share?