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We are back with the last 5 on our 10 remedies for headache list!

          1. Essential Oils

There are a lot of essential oils that work like a charm when it comes to headaches. Here are some of them: sandalwood, peppermint, basil, eucalyptus and lavender. What if you have to do is massage one of them on your forehead, but also on your neck and upper back area and you will get rid of headaches in no time. Breathe the aroma in and relax in a quiet place. The pain will go away and you will feel much more relaxed. Another alternative is to pour them in a hot bathe.


This one might sound a little weird, but it really works like a charm! Hold a pencil with your teeth without biting it. This will enable your smile muscles and help your jaw to relax. How is this related to headaches? The jaw connects to the temples. This method relieves tension headaches, but it doesn’t do much for migraines or sinus pressure headaches.


  3. Scarves

Constrain your forehead with a scarf, a bandana or a necktie. Tie it really tight so you feel the pressure. This will limit the blood flow to your head and the pain caused by swollen blood vessels. The good part about this method is that you can do it wherever you are.

    4. Massages

Light massages are extremely effective against headaches when performed on your scalp, neck and ear lobes. They improve circulation, gets your mind off the pain and relieves tension. Massages like the ones you need for this are easy to do; press your fingers over the temples and make circular movements by holding a firm pressure on the occipital region. It’s easier and more efficient if the massage is performed by a friend or a relative. You can also try massaging the bridge of the nose to relieve migraines or sinus headaches, or acupressure points on your hands. Just apply pressure for 3 to 5 minutes on the spot between your thumb and your index finger.

5. Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne pepper stimulates endorphin which cures pain and inflammation. Add a half teaspoon of cayenne pepper powder in a cup of warm water. Moist a cotton swab in the mixture  and apply it on the inside of your nostrils. At first you feel a burning sensation but that is a good sign – it means that it’s working and the pain will soon go away.

I hope you will try out these remedies the next time you have a headache. They really come in handy in emergency situations.

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