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Quick Help for an Aching Head!

January 26, 2010 by  

Stress… odors… foods… smoking… these are just a few things that can trigger headaches and make you feel lousy.  If you’d rather not rely on painkillers for relief, Dr. Michael Cutler offers these home-spun remedies to ease the throbbing pain:

  • Use an ice pack on the painful area of your head
  • Take a warm bath or shower to help you relax
  • Have a back or neck rub—or even a full-body massage!
  • Use your thumbs to apply gentle but steady rotating pressure to the painful area; maintain the pressure for about 10-15 seconds then release
  • Rest in a low-lit room to relieve back, neck and shoulder tension.

For More health tips and natural healing solutions, visit www.drcutler.com.

Bob Livingston

is an ultra-conservative American and author of The Bob Livingston Letter™, founded in 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.

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  • Fed Up Gal in NM

    Bob,

    Thanks for the article on headaches. I mentioned in a previous posting on your site, that I’ve had migraines since childhood. They were pretty frequent as a child (especially in the summer). In my adult years, they’ve appeared in generally acute episodes (once or twice a year for a day or two each time). Recently, I’ve experienced them over the span of several weeks with only a brief 1 or 2 day reprieve during that time frame.

    I decided to purchase a memory foam pillow (the traditional shaped one, not the one with the concaved shape) and simultaneously begin taking between 1-2 (3mg each) melatonin tablets nightly for improved sleep, and have not had a migraine now since the first evening on melatonin and the new pillow(about 9 days). I checked and one of the side affects of melatonin can be headaches….strange, since it seems the opposite to me; at least so far.

    Do you have any thoughts or references regarding melatonin for migraines? Thanks again.

    Fed Up Gal

    • libertytrain

      Fed Up – I don’t know about the headaches, I don’t get too many, However, I was taking the melatonin for three or four months before the toddlers arrived (I don’t now because I’m afraid of not hearing them at night) and my sleep became incredibly sound — and I felt so much better. I think the combo with the new pillow sounds like a winner for you! I’ll take the melatonin again, when the kids go home in June or July.

      • Fed Up Gal in NM

        Thanks LT,

        I can tell you, I am for sure, sleeping more soundly. I know it’s not the same, but I worried about not hearing my dogs at night, as one of them is again having medical issues. However, so far it seems I’m able to hear them when they start moving around; I do think I will only take one tablet though….since I did have a very vivid (but not fun) dream the other night when I took 2 tablets. So, I only took one last night, and slept for 8 hours (except I did wake up around 5:45 when the dogs woke me up to eat…LoL), but went right back to sleep for a couple of hours.

        Hope you’re enjoying those toddlers!

        Fed Up Gal

        • libertytrain

          Fed Up – one can enjoy toddlers for a few weeks, but 10 months at our age – all we can describe this as is kind of house arrest (since we have no one to get a break from them like family etc) with a few laughs now and then cause the do the “darndest things” like today finding my splurge of a $20 lipstick – all over their faces and other places and now broken. Oh, yes, great fun. And as far as dreaming when I was taking the melatonin – I was dreaming a lot and pleasant dreams.

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