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I’m going to kick off the proceedings with a simple 6-point list on how to get rid of headaches. This list is far from comprehensive, but it’s a start. My main intent is to mention that breathing properly helps ease headaches, as do posture and, on a long term basis, supplements.
1. A major cause of headache is tension/stress. It’s easy to tell someone to relax (it’s also a good way to make them more nervous). One DIY cure is to close your eyes and take long, deep breaths, the goal being to expand your belly, not your lungs, as you inhale. Next, count backwards slowly from ten, advancing one number with each extended exhale. By the time you reach zero, ten breaths later, you might find you’re feeling better. And possibly a bit light-headed.
2. Many women get PMS headaches, and they often manifest behind the eyes. A good way to counter them long term is to eat foods rich in zinc. Less meat is better, but if unavoidable, leaner cuts are preferable. As calcium is essential to the bones, magnesium is vital to all of the muscles in the body because it has the greatest ability to relax them. Due to the myriad of stress inducers in our modern lives, we tend to hold on to tension in the muscles of our jaw, neck, shoulders, and back. A magnesium deficiency will not allow the muscles to relax sufficiently.
3. Poor posture is a leading cause of tension headaches. Stretching in the morning, if only for ten minutes helps set the tone for the rest of the day. It’s important to be aware of the position of your shoulders/neck as you work, and then to make a conscious effort to, once again, take a minute and breathe deeply, with the focus of your exhales being your shoulders, or neck, or both.
4. Skipping meals is a large source of headaches. Eat something if you haven’t, and try and make it something healthy.
5. Drink plenty of water throughout the day. Try and drink a minimum of eight glasses of water a day.
6. Press the point, a triangular fleshy area on the back of your hand, between your thumb and index finger. Simply use your other thumb or a pencil eraser and poke around that area until you find the sorest spot. And then keep pressing it for awhile, though not so hard that you’ll create more damage.