Cluster headaches are a serious pain for many Americans. A cluster headache comes on fast and can range in intensity from a mild pain all the way to a debilitation sickness. For some people with suffer from cluster headaches, the pain gets so bad that they find it hard to carry on with even the most basic of tasks. A lot of people end up in the doctor’s office where they are subject to tests and more tests only to be told that there is little that can be done to help with the pain. Sometimes drugs are prescribed but they can cause unpleasant side effects like nausea and loss of energy. Today people are taking more and more of an interest in the world of alternative medicines. The natural way has become popular because people are increasingly distrustful of prescription drugs. Fortunately in the world of headache treatment, there is a world of different, natural remedies that might do the trick.
Some of the greatest natural cluster headache treatments can be found in foods that our bodies need anyway. Magnesium has many properties that help to calm nerves, which can become over excited during an attack of cluster headaches. Eating a diet that is rich in magnesium will help your to stay calmer and avoid the onslaught of these attacks. The best part about using magnesium against headaches is that it can be found in a whole array of natural and delicious foods that we should be consuming as part of a healthy diet. Foods like broccoli, spinach and soymilk are all high in magnesium and can easily be worked into your diet.
Most people do not know that lemon is a cheap and amazing tool in your cluster headache treatment. The reason that lemons are so effective is that they have a lot of oil; this oil both relaxes and stimulates blood flow. Using lemons is also as easy as it since you can consume it in so many ways. Sprinkle lemon juice on your salad or fish; add it to your tea or water. You can even grind up a lemon peel and rub it against your forehead, just make sure to wash the area touched by the lemon afterwards as lemon can cause your skin to itch.
These are just a few of the hundreds of natural techniques for natural headache relief. There is a wealth of information out there about different ways to treat your headaches naturally and they should all be explored until you find the one that is right for you. It is important to remember that just as with prescription drugs, herbal remedies range in effectiveness and some trial and error testing needs to be done before you find your match. Also make sure and talk to your doctor about what herbal remedies you are taking as some of them may have adverse effects when mixed with other medications that your doctor has prescribed you. It may not work over night but with some effort, an herbal remedy may put your pain out of business for good.