How to get rid of a headache

When the brain does not get enough oxygen, the head starts to hurt. Heaviness in the head can occur as a result of a stressful situation or a long stay in one position. As a result of overexertion, not only the head can hurt, but also the neck, upper back and jaw. To quickly get rid of a headache, many of us are used to taking medication, but there are alternative effective methods, such as self-massage. It will be discussed in this article. Self massage for headaches Self-massage relieves muscle tension, releases stagnant energy from tissues, improves blood circulation, oxygen begins to flow back to the brain, and the headache disappears. The technique consists in influencing certain active points located on the head. Find a quiet place, dim the lights, and sit comfortably. Four key areas that you will need to focus on: 1) The area under the eyes. Close your eyes, place your middle fingers over your cheekbones and massage the area in circular or light strokes. 2) The area above the eyes. Massage the area under the eyebrows with your thumbs. There is a small depression on the bridge of the nose – it contains an active point. Press down on it with your thumb for a few seconds. 3) Neck area. With four fingers of both hands, massage the neck area at the base of the skull in a circular motion. If you feel tension in your neck, massage your entire neck, collarbones, and upper back. 4) Head. Spread your fingers and massage your head in a circular motion from the forehead to the back of the head. Your movements should be quite intense. After self-massage, lift your shoulders as high as possible and freeze for 5-10 seconds. Then gently pull your shoulders back and return them to their original position. Tension in the head is the most common type of headache, and self-massage is the easiest way to get rid of it. What to avoid with a headache: 1) Dairy products. Dairy products leave mucus in the mouth, and mucus buildup can cause headaches to return. 2) Fragrances. Pungent smells of detergents, perfumes and scented candles irritate the receptors of the nose, which stimulates the activity of an already stressed brain. For headaches, avoid strong scents. 3) Bright light. If you have tension in your head, bright lights can trigger a migraine. 4) Gluten. If you are sensitive to gluten and have a headache, do not eat gluten-containing foods. Source: Translation: Lakshmi

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