Thankfully, I have never personally suffered with headaches, but I have clients, friends and family who have. I have done extensive research on how to handle headaches naturally and avoid over the counter pain medication. I have had several people report back to me that the below method was effective in eliminating their headaches…no medication required!
Headache relief foot soak
Fill a basin, sink or tub with hot water (and lavender or peppermint essential oil if you have it). Place your bare feet into the hot water and let them soak for 20 minute. The heat will draw the blood to your feet, easing the pressure on the blood-vessels in your head. If the headache is extreme, it has been said that adding hot mustard powder can make the soak even more effective.
While your feet are soaking place an ice pack on your forehead or your neck to draw the blood away from this area. Be sure to place a paper towel or towel between the ice pack and your skin to ensure there is no damage to the skin from direct contact with the cold.
After 20 minutes of soaking in the hot water, rinse your feet in cold water, then dry them and lay down for 20 more minutes to allow the muscles to continue to relax.
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