Do you suffer from frequent headaches that wreck your day, and leave you wanting to hide away in a dark, quiet room or try to sleep it off?
But that’s not always possible, with responsibilities like work, taking care of your home, and spending time with your family.
And even if you can do this – if your headache strikes on a day when you have no plans – do you really want to spend your precious time hiding away hoping for your headache to go away?
Of course not!
For some, resorting to painkillers is one option, but for many, this is intimidating because of the possible side effects, and concerns over the negative impact on your health.
Unfortunately, it can seem like doctors don’t have much to offer in the way of solutions, often telling patients that there isn’t much they can do and that they just have to take painkillers when a headache strikes.
Have you experienced this?
It’s so frustrating, and worst of all – it’s not true!
There are natural ways to relieve headaches and stop them from coming back as we have seen with hundreds of people who’ve come to our clinic desperate for a way to end their frequent headaches.
How To Get Rid Of Headaches Without Drugs
Reduce Your Stress Levels And Improve Your Coping Techniques For Fewer Headaches
Stress can be a significant contributor to frequent headaches, so it is important to develop healthy coping mechanisms and routines to help manage stress levels.
Stress is an unavoidable part of life, so while you can try to avoid stressful situations that don’t benefit you, it’s also important to recognize that improving your ability to deal with stress is a much more empowering, and practical approach.
This could include mindfulness or meditation practices, relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, and taking regular breaks throughout the day.
Different things work for different people, so try and find the right approach for you and if you feel it helps you handle stressful situations better, it could reduce the frequency or severity of your headaches.
Proven, Natural Headache Relief Treatments
While your doctor may have failed to mention these to you – because our healthcare system is geared toward getting you hooked on pills! – there are natural headache treatments that are proven to work such as acupuncture or massage therapy.
These treatments can relieve tension, and lead to less frequent headaches however, they should also be incorporated with finding the root cause of the headaches.
So, they are a natural solution to the pain associated with headaches.
But because tension in the neck and shoulders all have strong connections with headaches, you need to address the root cause of this for long-term relief, and to stop your headaches coming back.
Change Your Diet To Avoid Headaches
What you eat can have a major impact on your headaches, and it is important to understand which foods may trigger frequent headaches, as well as the nutrients that can help reduce them.
This could include avoiding too many processed or sugary foods, consuming more fruits and vegetables, drinking plenty of water throughout the day, and avoiding foods high in tyramine, such as aged cheeses and red wine.
As well as getting rid of headaches, improving your diet has huge benefits for your health overall so you can have energy, feel great, and stay active well into later life.
Get Great Sleep
If you aren’t sleeping enough, or you get poor quality sleep, the chance of headaches increases.
Getting enough quality sleep is essential for your body and mind to function optimally, which can have a positive effect on frequent headaches.
Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep per night, establish a regular bedtime routine, consider turning off screens one hour before bedtime, and keep the bedroom dark, cool, and quiet for optimal sleep quality.
Keep Track Of Your Headache
Tracking when, and where your headaches strike won’t get rid of headaches directly, but it can be incredibly helpful to identify patterns.
- Are your headaches more frequent after a busy day at work?
- After a string of bad nights’ sleep?
- When you’ve eaten, or drunk certain items?
Once you identify a pattern, you can try and eliminate or reduce these activities linked to your headaches, and ultimately you can get to the underlying cause.
This is much better than the traditional approach of purely treating the symptoms with painkillers.
Regular Exercise Tied To Better Overall Health
The final tip for stopping frequent headaches without painkillers is to practice regular exercise.
Exercise releases endorphins, which can help to reduce stress and tension in the body, as well as improve overall well-being. Regular exercise can be a natural way to relieve frequent headaches and improve quality of life.
At mPower Physical Therapy, we offer pilates classes to help our patients, and the people of Dallas happy, healthy, and active in a fun environment.
Exercise can be daunting, especially if you feel unfit and haven’t worked out for years, but our pilates classes are great for all abilities, and our instructors can tailor the session so you don’t feel overwhelmed, and struggle to keep up.
The Surprising Link Between Shoulder Pain, Neck Pain, And Headaches
On the 21st of March 2023 at 18:00, we are hosting a completely free, online event where you can learn more about how to relieve shoulder pain, neck pain, and headaches.
In this free event, you can discover 3 tips to help relieve your pain fast, and without medication!
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The Fastest Solution To Frequent Headaches
If you are sick and tired of putting up with headaches, then our team are the best people to speak to.
And right now, we are offering a limited number of Free Headache Analysis appointments, where you can get your questions answered, finally understand why your headaches aren’t going away, and discover the best, natural treatment options available to you.
You can arrange a Free Headache Analysis by completing our simple webform or calling us on (214) 538-2559.
More Help For Headache Sufferers
Listen to one of our Podcasts such as What Are The Causes To My Chronic Headaches? and Headaches, Neck And Shoulder Pain – How They Are Linked
Or read one of our Blogs such as Are You Suffering From Headaches? Frustrated That Nothing Is Working?