Natural Headache Remedies in Westchase

Headache Relief in Westchase FL

Two of the most common symptoms we see at Westchase Chiropractic and Wellness in Westchase are migraines and tension headaches.  We see these as a warning sign that something else in your body can be off. This is especially true if your headaches begin to appear daily. No matter how much you grow used to the pain, know that it is not normal.

Focusing on a holistic approach to your health, we wanted to share some of our tips that may reduce or eliminate headaches without the use of harmful drugs. Here are just a few ways to help you stop a headache in its tracks.


Helpful Tips to Overcome Headaches in Westchase

Get Adjusted

Most often, a headache can stem from a misalignment in the neck. With cell phones and computers focusing our attention downward, our necks begin to develop a negative curve that adds immense pressure on the nervous system. Getting regular adjustments to correct and maintain proper alignment in your neck can help to decrease or eliminate chronic migraines and headaches significantly.


Do Home Care Exercises

Remember those home care exercises our doctors recommended? Doing spinal exercises at home such as reverse traction or a thoracic stretch can help increase blood and nerve flow to alleviate your headaches. If your headache happens while you’re at work, take a few minutes to stretch your neck muscles.


Take Your Supplements

What we put into our bodies is just as vital in the healing process as anything we do on the outside. Not only are supplements good in keeping your body healthy and balanced, but it can also help when dealing with headaches. For example, many headache sufferers have low levels of magnesium. Taking a regular dose of magnesium each day can help reduce the number of headache attacks you have. Also, adding B-Complex to your daily supplements can improve blood circulation and brain cell function to assist in reducing headaches.

Don’t Stress

Another cause of migraines and headaches is stress. There are so many sources of possible stress in our lives every day from your family, work, the news, and your noisy neighbors. This can increase tension and toxins in your body. Next time you have a headache from a particularly stressful day, take a hot detox bath with lavender essential oil to help relax your body while increasing blood flow and your serotonin levels.


Other remedies for migraines or a headache include

  • Hydration: Something as simple as not having enough water can cause a headache so be sure to drink plenty of water.
  • Peppermint Oil: Applying diluted peppermint oil to your temple and forehead can help increase skin blood flow and soothe muscle contractions to relieve headaches.
  • Compress: The simplest remedy for headaches is to rest with a compress over your forehead and eyes. It is best to use a warm compress for tension headaches and a cold compress for migraines.

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Monday
7:00am - 10:30am
3:00pm - 6:00pm


Tuesday
3:00pm - 6:00pm


Wednesday
7:00am - 10:30am
3:00pm - 6:00pm


Thursday
3:00pm - 6:00pm


Friday
7:00am - 10:30am


Saturday
Closed

Westchase Chiropractic
10981 Countryway Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33626
(813) 855-2424
Fax: (813) 855-5551