The cooling trick to acupressure Severe headache? The 12 best home remedies

You suffer from headaches? It may not always be a tablet. Brawling you prefer the hair: the most effective home remedies for headaches.

One can not tolerate stifling air, the other grumbles the skull stress or physical exertion. Sometimes a cold behind it, too much alcohol or prolonged absence of caffeine. Headaches can have many causes. In most cases, they are harmless.

Experts agree: In most cases, help home remedies for headaches.

Caution: strong headache reoccur and obstruct massively in everyday life, you should talk to your doctor about it.

50% of Germans have often times headaches. By far the most common type is the tension headache, which can be effectively treated yourself. Also located throat and ear pain to be treated yourself: The 21 best home remedy for sore throat and first aid for earache.


These are the best home remedies headaches:

1. Pushing away the headache

acupressure: Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) assumes that our body is crisscrossed by numerous energy channels that can be stimulated at certain points. the energy flows freely again, disappear the pain.

recipe: If a headache is touched with the fingertips from the line just above the eyebrows. each press the endpoints for several seconds with the index fingers slightly stronger.

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2. The fight hair

Lightweight train: A common reason for headaches: The thin tissue under the scalp is too little blood supply. This irritates the pain nerves, which then raise the alarm.

recipe: Depending on where the pain is - access with one or two hands as much hair as possible, and just draw a few more times. This stimulates the blood circulation immediately.

3. Breathe Deep in the belly

get fresh air: If the oxygen content in the blood, the brain is very sensitive.

recipe: Often conscious breathing helps. slowly count to 10 in spirit and breathe in so deep in the belly, that he stands out clearly. Hold breath, count it again to 10, breathe out on the 10th At least 15 repetitions.

4. drink coffee with lemon juice

Blockade painkillers: for a headache often contain caffeine: The stimulant inhibits namely in the brain called prostaglandins, which are hormone-like substances that make pain nerves rebellious.

recipe: Drink a cup of coffee or espresso with 1 teaspoon lemon juice. Must not be given to drink but may be also taken. The vitamin C from the lemon enhances the effect - it helps to transport more caffeine to the brain.

5. Cool the neck

Nervous trick cold is a very effective home remedies. Cold stimuli can mask the pain signals.

recipe: 4 to 5 in an ice strike cold damp washcloth, place the package for 5 to 10 min in the neck.. It often helps even if the cloth is soaked with cold water.

6. inhale steam

Against Fatigue: Dull and tired? Refreshment can stop the headaches.

recipeMix 250 ml of vinegar with 250 ml of water. Short boil, place in a large bowl. Place a towel over his head, inhale the steam for 10 min. One with closed eyes.

7. Using the Power of willow bark

Natural ingredient: In the two Grinde certain willow trees lies a natural painkiller that salicin. It has been used for thousands of years to treat pain, not only headaches, but also for rheumatism.

recipe: Pro cup scalded one 1 heaped tsp finely chopped or coarsely powdered willow bark (pharmacy) with 150 ml of water. cover and let steep for 10 min., strain. Daily 2 to 3 cups drink in small sips.

8. Make Unterarmbad

Kneipp: Blood pressure fluctuations, such as weather changes, the fine vessels affect the brain - and the nerves react with pain.

recipe: A Unterarmbad stimulates the circulation and thus the blood flow in the head. Let it plenty cold water run in the sink, immerse yourself forearms for about 30 seconds. The effect can be felt immediately.

9. First Aid with the hairdryer

Hot air: Headaches are often caused by tension in the neck and shoulders. If no Körnerkissen at hand (see tip no. 12), helps a hairdryer.

recipe: Set to middle stage and blow on shoulders, neck and back of the head 3 to 5 minutes. Important: the hairdryer times with the right, sometimes it with his left hand to provoke not renewed tensions.

Apply 10. peppermint oil

Cooling effect: Studies have shown that cooling the forehead and temples with 10-percent peppermint oil is as good as a paracetamol tablet.

recipe: Rub the forehead and temples (eye area generously omit) with, for example, "Euminz" (Pharmacy) a. The relief sets in after about 15 minutes.

11. Drink plenty of water

Thinner: The brain consists of 70 percent water. Only two percent dehydration disturb the concentration. There will be more, your head hurts.

recipeMany Save the headache quite banal: "I think I have too little drunk." That's true in most cases. First Aid: drink a large glass of water. Super mineral water with a lot of magnesium. Because the trace element strengthens the nerves.

Put 12 Körnerkissen

Comforting warmth: For stress we tend to pull up the shoulders. As a result, tension pain radiating up into the head.

recipe: Insert a warm Körnerkissen (drugstore, Internet) around the neck: There should be at least 40 centimeters long or not filled to bursting. Cereal grains such as spelled retain heat very long.


Good to know: 

If the Home remedies for headache do not act within 30 minutes, you should have a tablet (Aspirin, ibuprofen or acetaminophen) take. Dose: at least 500 mg, dear once much as several times a little. Do not wait until the pain is unbearable, then, unfortunately, drugs not help frequently.


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