How to Use Natural Methods to Cure a Headache

Headaches are not only painful; they can affect your work performance and zap your energy. Instead of reaching for pain pills, try these natural cures.

You will need

  • 1 A washcloth
  • 1 A hot water bottle
  • 1 A calming environment
  • 1 The ability to relax

Step 1 Use a cold compress Wet a washcloth in very cold water or place a damp washcloth in the freezer for 10 minutes. Place over your forehead.

Step 2 Use heat Place a very warm washcloth or hot water bottle across your forehead. Place a heating pad across your neck and shoulders to relax tight muscles.

Step 3 Massage Rub the painful area of your head with gentle, circular pressure for seven to 15 seconds.

Step 4 Lie quietly Lie down in a dark, quiet room and release tension by focusing on relaxing your back, neck, and shoulders.

Step 5 Nap Nap for an hour to “sleep off” the pain.

Step 6 Eat and drink Eat regular meals and drink lots of water. Hunger and dehydration can cause headaches; getting proper nutrition and fluids can put the odds back in your favor.