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Home Remedies For Headaches

Home Remedies For HeadachesHome Remedies For Headaches


Many things cause headaches. More often than not, these are caused by things that we do every day. Work, family, household chores and even our personal needs may cause stress, which could eventually lead to headaches. You need to have at least a good idea on what to do in case of a headache.


According to Best Health Mag, for a bad headache, choose one that contains a combination of aspirin, acetaminophen, and caffeine. (Off-limits…if you have a bleeding disorder, asthma, ulcers, or liver or kidney damage.) But painkillers are only part of the solution. There’s much more you can do to escape the thump and wallop of a throbbing noggin.


Give it some good press


• With a firm, circular motion, massage the web of skin between the base of your thumb and your forefinger. Continue massaging for several minutes, then switch hands and repeat until the pain resolves. Acupressure experts call this fleshy area trigger point LIG4 and maintain that it is linked to areas of the brain where headaches originate.


Heat up and cool down


• Believe it or not, soaking your feet in hot water will help your head feel better. By drawing blood to your feet, the hot-water footbath will ease pressure on the blood vessels in your head. For a really bad headache, add a bit of hot mustard powder to the water.


• For a tension headache, place a hot compress on your forehead or the back on your neck. The heat will help relax knotted-up muscles in this area.


• It might sound contradictory, but you can follow up the heat treatment (or substitute it) by applying a cold compress to your forehead. (Put a couple of ice cubes in a washcloth or use a bag of frozen vegetables.) Cold constricts blood vessels, and when they shrink, they stop pressing on sensitive nerves. Since headache pain sometimes originates in nerves in back of your neck, try moving the compress to the muscles at the base of your skull.


Source: Best Health Mag


Other home remedies for headaches that you may opt for are provided by WebMD. These include the following:


  • Apply an ice pack to the painful area of your head. Try placing it on your forehead, temples, or the back of your neck.
  • Take a warm bath or shower; take a nap; or take a walk.
  • Ask someone to rub your neck and back, or treat yourself to a massage.
  • Apply gentle, steady rotating pressure to the painful area of your head with your index finger and/or thumb. Maintain pressure for seven to 15 seconds, then release. Repeat as needed.
  • Rest, sit, or lie quietly in a low-lit room. Close your eyes and try to release the tension in your back, neck, and shoulders.
  • If you have excessive muscle contractions in the neck, it may be helpful to perform physical therapy exercises every day.


Source: WebMD


Headaches are common, but we should not take them for granted. Sometimes, it may simply be a result of stress or lack of sleep but you have to determine whether the headaches you are suffering from is just caused by any of these or some other underlying conditions. There are diseases wherein one of their symptoms is headaches. A good rule of thumb is that if it is persistent or worsens over time, better consult a physician.



Removing Cellulite the Right Way

Removing Cellulite Removing Cellulite


One of the things that women normally wonder about is where to find the best method for removing cellulite. This is one of the most persistent problems that hound women of modern times, especially with the current lifestyle that many lead. So how do you remove cellulite?


According to Daily Mail, exercising is one of the best ways for you to remove cellulite. It outlined a series of routines that you can do in order to minimize that ugly-looking cottage cheese appearance. It stated that all you would have to do is to walk. Here are some tips for effective walking:


  • One of the very best ways to slim your thighs and improve your general health and well-being is to get out and walk — briskly and regularly.
  • It doesn’t sound ­innovative, but did you know that with the right pace and route, walking can burn off more than 300 calories an hour?
  • And when you use the correct technique, walking regularly really can tone bottom and thigh muscles incredibly quickly. You need to walk one to three miles, six days a week.
  • Walk off wobbly thighs too. Decide on the routes you are going to walk. You need to map out a selection of 1½, 2, 2½ and 3-mile courses. To quickly work out suitable routes, go to Key in your proposed walk on a map of your local area and the site will ­calculate the distance for you.
  • Alternatively, first drive or walk around your ­proposed route and use your car’s mileometer, or — if you’re on foot — a pedometer to ­measure ­distance. Include hills and inclines in your workout when you can for their extra fitness and toning benefits.
  • Always walk in a pair of good-quality walking or running shoes that leave plenty of room for your toes.
  • Walk naturally, but faster than you typically do, allowing your arms to swing.
  • If you become dizzy, stop immediately and regain your equilibrium. If you haven’t exercised in a while, you may struggle at first, but don’t give up.
  • Just take things steady until you build up enough strength and ­stamina to up your pace a little


Source: Daily Mail


You may also want to check out the various therapies that are available which purportedly could help in removing cellulite. Although they’re not proven to be that effective, they’re worth checking out.


Medical News Today stated that there are several therapies that have been suggested to remove cellulite, but none have been supported in the scientific or medical literature.


Therapeutic methods that are physical or mechanical include:


  • pneumatic massages
  • massages that stimulate lymphatic flow
  • heat therapy
  • ultrasound
  • radio frequency therapy
  • magnetic therapy
  • radial waves therapy
  • endermologie
  • electrical stimulation


Unfortunately, none of these methods have been scientifically proven to work.


A second class of cellulite removal strategies consists of drugs that are supposed to act on fatty tissues. There is a wide range of pharmacological agents which are used for getting rid of cellulite, including:


  • methylxanthines (caffeine and theobromine)
  • pentoxifylline
  • beta-agonists and adrenaline
  • alpha-antagonists
  • amino acids
  • ginkgo biloba
  • rutin
  • Indian chestnut


People with cellulite have tried to apply these agents topically, orally, or by injection, but none have been proved effective.


Some people with cellulite wear special clothing called compression garments to reduce the appearance of cellulite. These garments try to compress arteries and increase blood and lymph flow to reduce visual cellulite.


Cellulite reduction techniques such as liposuction and dieting actually do not remove cellulite. However, eating a healthful, balanced diet and exercising may be the best way to reduce the fat content in cells and reduce the appearance of cellulite.


Source: Medical News Today


Removing cellulite takes patience. You have to pour in a lot of effort in order to minimize the appearance of cellulite. So get out of the bed and walk several miles starting today.




What Causes Gout?

What Causes GoutWhat Causes Gout

Have you ever experienced that searing pain in your joints, most especially in the toes and fingers? If you have, then it is possible that you could be suffering from gout, a disease that affects the joints, and is associated with a lot of pain. Continue reading

Symptoms of Flu

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Many people make the mistake of thinking that a severe cold is flu. However, this isn’t so. A flu is quite different from a cold. Its symptoms are certainly much worse and there is always an accompanying fever. Continue reading

Causes Of Hypothyroidism

Causes Of HypothyroidismCauses Of Hypothyroidism

Many people today suffer from hypothyroidism. In fact, if you look at statistics, the number of sufferers are on the rise. Women are more prone to suffer from this disease than men. The causes of hypothyroidism are said to be various types of diseases and some health conditions affecting the hormones. Continue reading

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