Posts tagged ‘pain’

2018, July 22

Chewed shoelaces

Some of my shoelaces have chew marks. I need be careful they don’t rip when I tie them up in the morning. Their role is to remind me that I once had a Pixel kitty. And that he was mine. And that sometimes, when I didn’t notice, he’d get to my shoes and play with them. And that he was loved, so very loved.

I’m keeping the shoelaces when I (eventually) throw out the shoes.

In loving memory of Pixel, 2014-2017

2010, March 15

Natural Headache Remedy

Headaches and migraines seem to be going around in this changing Spring(?) weather and I myself have been suffering a lot during the past few weeks due to pressure headaches. The fact that I’m not allowed to take any medicine doesn’t help. Bummer…

This situation got me thinking though and I decided to make a list of what homemade and natural remedies helped me in pain relief, and I’ll share some websites with great information too.

We all respond differently to the different cures and since all these homemade and natural headache remedies are safe and have no side effects (absolutely perfect for someone with peptic ulcer (any form of it) as they won’t disturb your stomach), you can try out more than just one and see what works best for you :)

  • Scalp massage and you can apply a drop of Lavender essential oil to the temples.
  • Take a warm bath – using these bath salts might help to further relax.
  • Chamomile and Mint tea relax muscles and sooth tension (sweeten with honey instead of sugar).
  • Honey mixed in a glassful of lime juice is also one of the most effective homemade headache remedies.
  • Calcium and Magnesium are minerals that help to alleviate muscular tension.
  • Ginkgo Biloba extract improves circulation to the brain, and may be helpful for certain types of headache.
  • Try to have a regular balanced diet and keep your body hydrated. Reduce the intake of caffeine, salt and chocolate.
  • Light exercises like stretching, and you can also practice yoga and meditation regularly.
  • Apply an icepack on the affected areas (neck, upper back, temples of the head and forehead). Apply the icepack for at least 5 to 10 minutes and it will reduce the temperature of the head while preventing severe pain.
  • Get plenty of fresh air, a 5 minute walk can work wonders.
  • Sleep.

A few useful websites I found on this topic:

Home remedies for you

Homemade Medicine

Ezine Articles

Almost forgot: if you know any natural ways and homemade remedies that worked for you and are not listed here, please share your wisdom with us!

Stay healthy everyone ;)

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