How to Get Rid of a Headache Fast

You don’t want to take medicines but you just can’t stand that drumming, throbbing, splitting and bursting pain that kills? You’ve already tried many remedies but none worked? And you always wish the pain could disappear as quickly as possible, instead it lasts for ages?

How to cure your headache certainly depends on the type of pain you have, but take a look at our suggestions and try to get rid of a headache fast and with three simple methods. One of them will definitely help you, but if your pain is too strong and insistent, try combining all three of them!

Drink Coffee and Lemon and Your Headache Will Disappear in a Flash!

Prepare a small cup of black coffee without sugar, squeeze half lemon inside and drink it! The taste will be awful, but you will get rid of your headache in less than 30 minutes? Why is it so?

Caffeine has a vasoconstrictor effect, which means that it causes capillaries in the brain to narrow and by doing so, it relieves headache, which is caused by vasodilatation or enlargement of blood vessels. But don’t exaggerate with coffee if you are not taking it as a remedy. Caffeine is beneficial, but taken in great quantities may also cause headaches.
The essential oils found in lemon are of great help for headaches caused by digestive problems. Lemon contains also acid citric, which converts acid in the digestive tract to create an alkaline state incredibly quickly. Alkaline means higher concentration of oxygen molecules, which relieves migraine pain.

Another curious fact about the coffee and lemon combination is that it derives from the Traditional Chinese Medicine, which classifies food according to five natures (cool, cold, warm and hot) and five flavors (sour, bitter, sweet, pungent and salty). Coffee has bitter taste and warm nature, while lemon has sour taste and cool nature. The combination of these energetic properties (each one having a different beneficial effect) makes of coffee and lemon an efficient remedy.

Get Rid of a Headache With a Touch of a Finger

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Digital pressure, or acupressure, is one of the oldest natural methods to alleviate and heal headaches. Acupressure uses the same points on the body as acupuncture and it either eliminates the pain completely or reduces it considerably. It’s a prefect self-treatment in case of strong pains.

Digital pressure is done by using only the index finger and the thumb and by pressing firmly and slowly the acupoints, without causing pain. The pressure is held for 30-40 seconds and then released. The area around the pressure point should afterwards be massaged for 5 minutes, always using the forefinger and the thumb.

There are several points on your body that you can press to feel an immediate headache relief. Listed bellow, are 4 of them:

  1. The first point is situated in the webbing between the thumb and index finger. You should feel just a slight pain when you press it.
  2. The second point lies in the cavity where the inner corner of the eye meets the nose.
  3. The third point is located in the little depression of each temple, at the outer end of the eyebrow.
  4. The fifth point is just 1 centimeter above the center of each eyebrow.

Make a Powerful Mixture to Beat Headaches

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Make your own powerful mixture to get rid of a headache fast: inside a small, dark bottle mix equal amounts of essential oils of lavender, lemon, peppermint, eucalyptus, basil, oregano and cinnamon and store in a cool dark place. Strong, beneficial properties of these oils combined between them will give you an immediate pain relief. Shake well the mixture before using it, pour a few drops on a handkerchief and inhale. Massage it over you forehead, temples and the base of the neck or on acupoints used to treat headache.

About the author


Jessica is a translator who has lived for many years in Asia and South America. She now lives and works in Europe, while preparing her new journeys. She enjoys traveling, meeting new people, exploring different cultures and foods, and being in love.

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