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Natural Solutions for Headache Relief

By Stepy Kamei

If there's one health issue pretty much every single one of us can relate to, it's headaches. From mild, dull soreness to searing migraine pain, headaches impact almost all of us at some point in our lives. They can be brought on by stress, dehydration, temperature changes, or all kinds of underlying health conditions. Now more than ever, as the world changes rapidly and stress increases, headaches can pose a real threat to our well-being. That's why it's important to learn about what you can do to relieve, and even prevent, headaches in natural and safe ways. Keep on reading to pick up some useful health tips when it comes to relieving headache pain!

Healthy Eating and Drinking

Having a good diet, and staying hydrated, are two very important ways to make sure headaches don't impact your life as frequently. Be sure to always have a cup or bottle of water within your reach at all times, and take a sip at least once an hour. It may help you to set a timer to remind you to drink water throughout the day.

As for your diet, do your best to avoid foods which are high in fat, salt, and sugar. These types of highly processed foods can increase inflammation throughout the body, which can manifest in the form of headaches, not to mention other aches and pains as well. Eat meals which are nutritious and balanced with lean protein and fresh veggies as much as possible.

Soothing Away Stress

Stress and anxiety are major contributing factors to headaches. These extraordinary circumstances are definitely raising stress levels for many of us, understandably so. Therefore, it's important to make sure you're relying on useful de-stressing techniques and coping skills to prevent anxiety from harming your health. Many people find relief through exercise or yoga. You may want to invest in an aromatherapy diffuser in order to release a relaxing scent throughout your space.

It's also important to make sure you're getting deep, restorative sleep every night, as lack of sleep can increase stress as well as headache severity. Aim for 7-9 hours every night. You may want to invest in blackout curtains and a weighted blanket to help improve the quality of your sleep.

Visiting a Chiropractor

Even though there are many lockdown restrictions currently taking place, The Joint Chiropractic is still here to help you with your health and wellness needs! If the spinal column is out of alignment, you may experience headaches as an unexpected side effect. That's because these misalignments (which are also known as subluxations) can cause you to place more pressure on your neck in order to support your head -- which can ultimately cause headaches.

Come in for a session of chiropractic today to see what an adjustment can do for your overall health and well-being!

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Las Vegas, Nev. 

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