Headache Pain Relief Alternatives To Medication
by Ann Marier
When a person has a headache they will reach for their
over-the-counter pain reliever to soothe their aching head.
Which method of headache pain relief they choose depends on the
individual, drug stores and pharmaceutical departments carry a
large variety of pain relievers, all advertising to relieve pain
in a unique way.
According to one report there is virtually no difference in the
headache pain relieving qualities of any one over-the-counter
medication save to the individual. Some people have
sensitivities to one product or another, but the dosage and
active ingredient of each pain reliever is virtually the same.
The report also indicated that the many different tablet forms
or claims that the formula is specified for such needs as back
pain are also advertising only, the products will still contain
the same amount of active ingredient and the only real choice is
the person's preference of ingestion.
There are also topical headache pain relief medications which
are said to immediately relive headaches. This product contains
potassium dichromate and white bryony as pain relievers. Nearly
every person who has reviewed this product has claimed it works
efficiently to relieve headache pain.
Alternate Headache Pain Relief Method
Some people do not react well to medications, even the safer
over-the-counter medications, and choose to seek alternate
headache pain relief. Some methods include acupuncture, massage
therapy, chiropractic sessions, and yoga.
Acupuncture has been a popular homeopathic method of headache
pain relief in countries such as China for thousands of years.
Today acupuncture is available in alternate medical clinics all
over the country.
Massage therapy for headache pain relief is a smart option for
most headaches suffers, especially if the pain is from tension
headaches. In most cases relieving the pain in the neck and
shoulders associated with a tension headache is enough to
alleviate the head pain all together.
Chiropractic sessions can relax the body and realign the neck
and spine, this realignment can cause the tension of certain
muscles to decrease again resulting in headache pain relief.
Migraine headaches can be caused by all sorts of external
factors, one of which is body pain. Sometimes relieving the pain
can get rid of the headache.
Yoga is a meditative form of exercise which stretches and
relaxes the body. This type of activity will relieve aching
muscles and tension in the body therefore causing head pain
relief of most types of headaches.
Talking with a medical professional is the best way to
determine the exact cause of head pain and make a decisive head
pain relief strategy. This strategy will eliminate the headaches
or make treatment plan the patient and doctor agree is the most