5 Simple Ways to relieve headaches

In medical science known as headache Cephalalgia which is a pain in the head, at the back of the neck or upper back. Many people ignore the pain of the head, but the condition can be very distracting activity.

Many ways to dispel the headache, a very fast way is by taking pain relieving drugs. But with these drugs can cause other side effects on your body.

Here are simple ways you can do to relieve pain.

1. Massage
For temporary relief of headache, you can try to rub your temples and neck, back, head, or shoulders. In a small study, migraine sufferers who get a massage session for six weeks, the frequency of migraine tends to diminish and get better sleep quality.

2. Stretching
Stretch to reduce muscle tension that contributes to pain. Try these three movements: the movement of the neck (chin forward, upward, and to the left and right); shoulder movement (movement of the shoulders up, rotate the shoulders to the front and rear), and isometric neck (hands pressed on each side of the head) . Stretch twice a day for 20 minutes per session. Hold the stretch for five seconds, relax for five seconds, and repeat each stretch three to five times.

3. Aerobics
Regular aerobic exercise, like brisk walking, cycling, or swimming, can reduce the intensity and frequency of migraines, according to the National Pain Foundation. A small study published in the journal Headache of migraine patients who do exercise regularly for 12-weeks with cycling in the room showed, there is improved quality of life and reduced the incidence of migraine, and pain intensity.

4. Relaxation training
Took a deep breath, relax listening to music or using mental imagery, can help people relax and perhaps avoid a headache. A study of 90 headache sufferers found that relaxation training can improve quality of sleep better than acupuncture.

5. Hot and cold therapy
Anyone can use this therapy. In fact, there is no risk for pregnant women with headache. To relieve tension in your neck, you can give the sensation of heat to the back of the neck. For headache, you can also put ice into the temple area.

According to the explanation of Edmund Messina, MD, a physician who practiced in Michigan Headache Clinic, arteries that supply blood to the dura (the lining of the brain) is located behind a thin layer of bone in the temple, how it can relieve pain that arises.

Source: kompas.com