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6 tips get rid of a (tension) headache Naturally

  1. tension-headacheShower in hot water – When you shower in hot water, you can allow the hot water to (and I really mean warm to hot) fall directly on your achy muscles. Focus the warm shower water onto your neck and shoulder muscles. This will help the muscles in those areas to relax
  2. Massage your head Lightly – I know this sounds

    weird, but don’t knock it till you try it. Depending on what exactly is causing your headache, sometimes gently massaging the area that is hurting will help to alleviate the pressure. My theory is that massaging the area that is causing you the discomfort in your head helps to stimulate the blood flow in that area. I also theorize that a Headache may just be caused by a lack of blood flow.

  3. Massage your Neck and Shoulder Muscles – Use your hands to provide for you self a deep Neck and Upper shoulder muscle massage. This will help the muscles in that area to relax immediately!
  4. Drink very hot water – This tip is my favorite.

    Drinking very hot water has helped me to get rid of so many headaches. If you have a Mc Donalds in your area, just go to counter and order a small cup of hot water. When you get it drink half of it as hot as you can stand it. I mean hot. Burn your chest after you swallow it hot. In 15 minutes you will start to feel better slowly. After about 1 hour you should be back to your normal self if you are willing to drink the hot water, very hot. If you drink it warm this solution wont work.

  5. Avoid carrying heavy baggage – Many of us today are on the go, self employed and carrying a lot of baggage. Carrying Laptops, purses, gym shoes on our shoulders,  and back can cause tension headaches. So be sure to minimize the amount of luggage you carry per day.
  6. Go #2 – This is the ultimate. You probably will think I making this up. Going #2 is the ultimate in ridding your self of a tension headache. The hot water will help that to happen fast. You may notice your self release air (if you know what I mean) too. After drinking hot water, I think the water acts as a clearance, or a mover for the digestive system…and I was reading a book on Edgar Cayce (the sleeping prophet) and he too linked headaches to the digestive system.

That’s it for me, try these things and let me know if any of them help you.

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How to get rid of Period pain (Dysmenorrhea)

What is Dysmenorrhea?

Dysmenorrhea is a debilitating form of menstrual cramps. I suffer from dysmenorrhea, and in my case it is genetic. My Mother and my Sister both had Dysmenorrhea, before they both had children. Now that they have had children, they no longer suffer from Dysmenorrhea. Here are some of the symptoms….

  • Vibrating pain up and down the legs
    Feeling of Nausea
    Loss of Appetite
    Excruciating pain in the Uterus
    Salivating from the mouth
    Hot Flashes
    Lack of focus
  • *Many women who suffer from Dysmenorrhea get some relief from taking a hot bath*

    I have all of these symptoms every time I experience my Dysmenorrhea pain. In 2009, I got fed up with building my life around my period dates and my Dysmenorrhea pain, and hot bathes. I went on-line and starting looking for a long term solution. But before the internet I invested in a book that helped me to manage dysmenorrhea somewhat….

    Vitamins and Minerals do help!!

    I found an amazing book at the bookstore years ago. Its called the Doctors complete guide to vitamins & MInerals. Amazing book. It has a specific page that talks about a combination of Vitamins for Dysmenorrhea pain. It was a large Quantity of Vitamins taken for about 2 weeks, but the results was worth it.

    Get rid of Dysmenorrhea for 3 months?

    So early I mentioned that I got fed up with building my life around my Dysmenorrhea pain, and baths, and Taking Vitamins, and Calendar watches. (phew) Too much for a woman in her 20s. I started searching on-line for a long Term solution to my pain. What I found was the “Depo Provera Shot.” I have been on it for about 3 years, and I am ecstatic!!! There is nothing else in my lifetime that I have tried that has reduced my Dysmenorrhea Systems like the Depo Provera Shot. With the Depo Shot, I am virtually Dysmenorrhea free!!! Seriously My pain was so bad…that when I was sitting in the bath tub surrounded by scalding hot water, to ease the pain in my Uterus….I was praying for God to kill me. Really bad I know….but the pain was unbearable. Now with the depo shot, I rarely get a period, I don’t have to use pads, or tampons, I eat what I want. Because with Dysmenorrhea, many foods would make my pain worse. Depo Provera has literally given me my life back!!! Yay!!!

    Reduce Period Pain by Eliminating certain foods

    Ok. So, not all food but certain food. If your pain is Moderate…try this…it might help to decrease the pain.

    Foods not to eat if you suffer from period pain


    All these foods are the foods that women typically crave during their menstrual cycle, but these food actually increase the pain and discomfort of cramps.

    Vitamin supplements that work

    Powerful Vitamin combo for period pain

    This is a powerful Vitamin combination I made up based on my own experiences with Dysmenorrhea, and taking vitamins for the pain. It should work for you if you have mild to moderate period pain. All of these helped a lot to decrease my Dysmenorrhea pain.


    Take this vitamin combination, Every 2 hours as needed.

    5 Vitamin Combo a 10 days before pain is expected

    B Complex
    Vitamin E
    Vitamin A
    Vitamin B3

    You are supposed to take this combination 3 times a day for 2 weeks 7-10 days before your period is expected. A lot to remember huh?

    I recently could not get my Depo Shot for a number of reasons and that is what inspired my to write this article. After 2+ years without that pain, and feeling the pain building up in my body all over again, I thought, I have to tell other women that there is a solution. I have to tell them about the Depo Shot.

    Women Gain weight on the Depo Shot?

    They say women gain a lot of weight on the Depo Shot. I think I was fat when I first started it, but I have actually lost weight now. Maybe my body got used to it. One girl told me she gain a lot of weight after she stopped taking it. Weird huh? The truth is The Depo Shot can make your body feel very lazy. It has something to do with the Calcium in your bones. Basically the Depo Shot makes your bones hurt and you may not want to move around that much. The Doctors always encourage you to take Calcium. What a difference it makes. My body used to hurt for months. I got fed up with my lack of mobility, and started taking calcium, with about 3 days I started moving around again like normal. So, I think the weight gain is do to the discomfort that Dysmenorrhea can cause to the bones, but it can be overcome by taking calcium supplements which is good for a whole slew of others things. I have notice my skin looking healthier now that I take calcium about every 3 days.

    Happy and living life again

    So, I recently lost enough weight to cross my legs. Thank the Almighty Jah. So the depo shot does not make you gain weight its your food choices. But I was off my depo for 4 weeks, so I hope that is not the reason. I promised my self I will stay off those foods, cause I want to stay slim. Anyway the Depo Provera Shot eliminated my Dysmenorrhea pain. So I am pain free, and free.