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Headaches can be included in the ailments most suffered by the entire population. Who has not had a headache throughout her life? The question is more complicated than it seems, depending on the causes that generate it. This does not save any group of the population, even children suffer from this type of disorder.


I – Physical tension

The most common have a muscular origin, due to the load of physical tension on the shoulders, neck or jaw. Stress, depression or anxiety are usually the justification for its appearance.

Regarding the difference by sex, it is clear that around 5-10% of men and 15-25% affect women more than men.

II – Enough sleep

Headaches are also known to be caused by not getting enough sleep, not eating every so often, working too long in front of a computer or drug use, and the withdrawal syndrome that it causes when you do without them.

III – Certain foods

In recent years, it has been insisted that the consumption of certain foods can cause headaches, rather related to food intolerance. Cheese, chocolate, nuts, or monosodium glutamate are some of the culprits in migraine episodes. The latter has gone from being used as a flavor enhancer in Enzymes Diet, it has been found in any type of food. And it is a potential danger to children. Therefore, we must thoroughly read the ingredients of the products we consume and always discard those that include this substance.

Caffeine is another substance that has one of the highest rates of headaches due to its consumption. It is a dilator vessel, and triggers withdrawal syndromes like a drug; reason why it is necessary to restrict its consumption, to a maximum of two units a day.

IV – Reproductive function

Women, unfortunately, as I have explained before, we are the part of the population most prone to having this disease, due reproductive function to ours. Headaches during menstruation or pregnancy are normal, although in the latter, it may be caused by a rise in tension, a common disease in the gestational state.

V – Migraines

Then, different types of pain can be distinguished according to the area where it develops or the intensity. Migraines are severe headaches that are generally accompanied by other symptoms, such as visual disturbances or nausea. The pain can be described as throbbing, jumping, or throbbing. It tends to start on one side of the head, although it can spread to both sides. Tension headaches tend to occur on both sides of the head. They often start at the back of the head and spread forward. The pain can be dull or oppressive, like a tight band or press. You may feel pain and stiffness in the shoulders, neck, and jaw. The pain is usually persistent, but does not worsen with activity.

VI – Aura

Often you can experience an “aura” (a group of warning symptoms that start before the headache), and the pain usually worsens as one tries to move from one place to another, this is the dreaded migraine. It is usually one of the most frequent causes of sick leave, over time.

Outbreak headaches are acute and extremely painful headaches that tend to occur several times a day for months and then disappear for a similar period of time. They are much less common than other types of headaches.

VII – Sinus headaches

Sinus headaches cause pain in the front of the head and face. This type of headache is due to inflammation in the sinus passages behind the cheeks, nose, and eyes. The pain tends to get worse when you lean forward and when you wake up in the morning. With this type of headache, postnasal drip, throat irritation, and runny nose usually occur.

After so much writing about the symptoms and kinds of headaches, I will now describe the natural remedies, which we can use to make them go away.

Headache Relaxants with natural remedies

After so much writing about the symptoms and kinds of headaches, I will now describe the natural remedies, which we can use to make them go away.

I – Mint and Lavender

Traditionally, mint and lavender have been used to act as relaxants. Arkopharma Migrastick contains these active ingredients in a practical roll-on that can be applied to the temples, forehead and neck. Its composition based on 100% pure and natural essential oils of Peppermint (Mentha piperita) and Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) provides immediate effects, although it is not recommended for pregnant women or lactating women, or for children under 12 years of age.

II – Massages

Massages and the application of cold are also highly recommended. For the former, there are special devices for this area of ​​the body that are shaped like spiders and, thanks to their long filaments, can surround the entire head; and if not, a manual massage given by a specialist can leave you looking like new. And as for the application of cold there are bands, eat the masks that are used to decongest the eyes, which can be put in the fridge and applied to the area; and they give good results.

III – Deep breaths

Relaxation is also very important. For those of you who are not used to this technique, I have carried it out on numerous occasions and it has never disappointed me; I will tell you, that you simply do 15 deep breaths with your belly somewhere where you can be calm without being disturbed, sitting, if possible, with your legs crossed or in a position that is comfortable for you; and then you visualize in your mind something that you like for five minutes, it will serve as a treatment to begin with. If you spend a little time every day you will notice the difference very soon. There are many books that can get you started on this. Another day I will deal with it more deeply.

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Headaches Treatment with natural remedies

Dr. Ozair

Written by Dr. Ozair (CEO of as physician writers are physicians who write creatively in fields outside their practice of medicine.