12 Natural Ways to Keep a Headache from Ruining Your Day

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

1. Heat and Cold

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Some people find headache relief with heat treatments and others with cool compresses and ice packs. This is an individual preference, but both have the ability to influence your muscles and your blood vessels. Some headaches are a result, at least in part, of expanded blood vessels pressing on nerves. A cool compress can help to relieve some of this pressure. Other headaches are caused by tension and anxiety. Heat is often an excellent way to relax muscles and bring about overall calming. [i]