Everyone suffers or has suffered from headaches in their lives! Let's take a look at the different types of headache, their possible causes and, above all, some ideas for relieving them naturally!
Let's start by differentiating between "classic" headaches and migraines.
Indeed, migraines affect, as their name suggests, half the seed! (of the head 😊) and in most cases they are hereditary and often linked to hormonal cycles. Migraines can also be of neuralgic origin. In this case, it is advisable to consult a health professional to establish the diagnosis and ensure you receive the best possible treatment.
Headaches, for their part, cause pain in the frontal area, the top of the skull or the temples. The pains are compressive, dull and occur at any time of day.
The location of the pain, as well as the way in which it appears (time of day and triggers) are all factors in making the diagnosis. So remember to pay close attention to these factors so that you can inform your therapist when you come for a consultation, because yes, you can be cured of your headaches, even if they've been bothering you for years!
Let's go into more detail:
If your headaches start in the morning when you wake up, with a frontal location, it's highly likely that your headaches are digestive in origin. Try draining your liver system, in particular with plants such as Desmodium, which drains and protects your liver cells.
If the headaches appear first thing in the morning, but tend to be at the back of the head, associated with stiffness in the nape of the neck and heaviness in the skull, it would seem that the cause is muscular or cervical in origin. In this case, don't put too much weight on the back of your neck, as cervical flexion increases deep muscle tension and contributes to the maintenance of your pain. This type of headache may also reveal an imbalance in dental occlusion or difficulty with visual accommodation.
If the headaches tend to appear during the day or at the end of the day, at the top of the skull, like a pressure, they are probably tension headaches (nothing to do with high blood pressure!). These tension headaches may be partly due to psychological pressure, an imbalance in dental occlusion or eye strain.
How to get rid of them!
Whatever the cause of the pain, don't take it for granted! It's important to realise that you can make a difference! So-called "alternative" medicines can be invaluable allies on your road to recovery. Osteopathy, for example, works mechanically on the cervical vertebrae and the entire spine, and can help you to determine the origin of the pain. The osteopath will also work on your digestive system if it is involved in your problems.
Acupuncture, in the same way as osteopathy, will help you to determine the origin of your problems and resolve them by working on the body's energies.
Magnetic therapy can also help to calm the crisis, thanks in particular to headbands with built-in magnets that are easy to take with you wherever you go.
Aromatherapy can also prove invaluable during an attack, particularly peppermint essential oil, which can soothe the pain by applying a drop or two directly to the painful area (away from the mucous membranes!).
It's up to you to find the solution that suits you best!