Thursday, 26 May 2005 Some of my friends thinks I've got a few handy methods to cure common nuisances and believe that I ought to share these methods. Not that it has much to do with art, but OK then:
Cure / get rid of headache without pills - simple pain relief.
Headache is almost never located in the brain. There is actually not much ability at all to sense pain in the mass of the brain - surgeons do for instance not use anaesthetics on the brain when they perform brain surgery. Headache is almost always located in the muscles of the head - caused by tension built up during long time in these muscles. You can perform a simple self-test by pressing with your fingers on certain locations on the head.
The two most common physical locations of headache are located at the places where the jaw-muscles are attached, right behind the jaw below the ears and at the temples. You should not feel any pain if you apply pressure on these two spots (see illustration) and are completely relaxed. It will though hurt quite a lot I presume, especially at the spot behind the jaw - this is a condition that people in common sadly enough has gotten used to as something completely natural. In many martial arts disciplines there actually are grips that takes advantage of these spots in order to neutralize or even paralyze adversaries.
Such tricks has no effect on balanced individuals. The cause of this pain is that you clench your teeth - stiff upper lip - and you need to do some exercises in order to put an end to that behaviour so that you can get rid of your headache at its origin. This is what you should do:
Be observant and never let your rows of teeth meet each other any other times than when you are chewing something. There's no need to go around gaping like a fish - it's easily achievable to keep your lips closed without letting the teeth meet each other - but a small ventilation hole makes things easier.
Open your mouth wide and rotate the jaws from time to time. Snapping, crackling and clicking sounds from the jaws are usually nothing to worry about, it might even hurt some in the beginning - but that will cease in time.
Shoulders in level with your ears? Drop them and make rotating movements with them. ...The shoulders, not the ears - but it did indeed look quite impressive I must admit.
Are you always knitting your brows? Stop that.
Tip your head slowly to the sides and stretch out the muscles of the neck.
To massage the aching spots works temporarily if you also at the same time try to figure out where you got to relax in order to get rid of the pain more permanently.
Exercise. The human body needs physical work. Nothing is better against physical tension than running uphill a ski-slope for instance. Painful in the beginning but a pleasure after a while when you realize that you can make it - and to be able to run up a ski-slope is self-esteem and prestige everywhere.
Drink enough water - but not too much. Headache is also often a result of dehydration, but also the opposite, that some nowadays drink too much water and thus dilute the nutrient fluids in the body causing abstinence of sorts.
Even headache due to abstinence can be partly cured with the methods above since abstinence headache caused by for instance lack of coffee mainly sits in the same tensed spots as described above. Headache due to lack of coffee is no reason to stop drinking coffee though. Coffee contains lots of antioxidants and it's also rumoured that coffee might work preventive against some neurological diseases, such as parkinson's for instance.
Another common cause of headache are tensions in the muscles of the eye. See previous post for advice on how to tackle such.
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oh my goodness...your headache cure thingies worked so good. i was practically dying with a stupid really stong headache and i was looking around on the internet trying to find something to cure it (not medicine).((and by the way, staring at a computer screen really does nothing to help a headache, surprise surprise)) and i found your site. its awesome. so im just saying thanks A LOT...and you rock :)
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Posted by: sasi
I've accidently found your site ,simple -amaizing -useful Thanks . Easpecially tips on headache are simply superb.Thanks . Good lUCK. sasi
okay so... it only helps for a second. then it comes rushing back...
Posted by: bill gates
Oo I used the method where you poke yourself behind the jaw it seemed to work :)
Posted by: Esperance
Excellent. Another place to check for tension is the point where the back of the head and neck meet. Gentle pressure on this area can help stop a headache when it is in its early stages. Not everything works for all headaches, but your advice certainly helped mine.
Posted by: Gurmail
You are a very good person. I just get rid of my headache using the method you mentioned. Everybody should be aware of your website. Thanks again.
This worked excellent for me, but it wasn't exactly bullet wounds I was suffering from. At least try this before pills and shit.
Posted by: callan
Posted by: kari
Thanks it helped quite alot! since I had a strong headache and waiting on the painkillers to kick in hurted too much so i googled and found your solution! It helped quite alot but not perfectly but still enough to take this headache down a couple of levels. Kari-Erik
Posted by: mariam
that was so good i will try to do it every day bravo amazing really amazing you should be a docter
Posted by: mariam
that was so good i will try to do it every day bravo amazing really amazing you should be a docter i hope you do that was spelanded i want to ask do you have for fever if you do email please as fast as you can thanks so much i had a really really big big headace
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Posted by: sonia asha gomez
I am sonia.I not only have headache but I have exzima too.Who ever is here,this is what you should know.
Hi my migraine headache has been so bad because l have used Betapyine,Zorf,Painstop,Admitted to hospital for two weeks in vain am just in a crisis it ache up to the neck, feel dizzy so please i need your help through your web site.Thank you in advance.
You can substantially reduce or even completely eliminate many kinds of chronic pain with a special diet that's rich in certain carbohydrates, and low in fats, protein and sugar. Substantially increase your consumption of complex carbohydrates, these include foods such as wholegrains, ( with the exclusion of corn), beans vegetables and fruits, so these make up 70-80% of your food intake. Avoid refined carbohydrates, such as sugar, honey, and syrups, and cut your total sugar intake by at least 40%. Avoid all fats and oils including butter, margarine, meat fats and lard, as much as possible. Also avoid fatty meats, whole milk, cheese with more than 1% fat content, and egg yolks. Give both caffeine and alcohol a miss. Take an amino acid supplement called tryptophan, this is converted by the body into serotonin, a pain relieving chemical. The combination of the special diet and the tryptophan should dramatically elevates your pain tolerance.
I tried the headache thing and its starting to work... I was as well just looking for something other than medicine to cure it and you know its working.. thankyou
Posted by: Cori
Thank you for all of this information. My dentist could tell by my teeth that I clench them. I didn't believe him and now that I'm suffering from headaches every month I am now going to get my dentist to make me a mouth piece. I wasn't going to until I read your article. Thank you again, The exercises have relieved my head ache. I now know the root cause. Cori
hello i still have a headache after i did this said "cure" i suggest you remove this information immeditaly as it is false advertising. goodbye.
Posted by: D. Ables
This method really works! Thanks
Posted by: Marlene Pooley
It is better NOT to rotate your jaw in circles, but advice from a dentist is to resist the opening of the jaw with the back of the hand. This can be done while closing the jaw as well. This stretches the muscles around the jaw using them as they are designed to move correctly.
Posted by: sUPER aRT GIRL
tHANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS INFORMATION. i HAVE HAD TENSION HEADACHES EVERYDAY. i HOPE SOME OF THESE EXERCISES WORK.
Posted by: james
wow it doesent work
Posted by: missy
this actually just worked!! i had a bad headache and i did some things and it worked. :) awesome
my friend kirsten has a bad headache and her sides burn worse everytime she moves. can you please find a good cure for her. i believe you can help her. i will try anything to help my friend. bless your heart.
Posted by: james allen
thank you so much my headache is gone thank you
Posted by: Rachel
This does not work. Applying pressure worked until you let go. The other things didn't even helped (and made me dizzy).
okay, i was looking up on how to get rid of headaches and this was the first site that popped up. i checked it out and you know what, some of the things on here actually do help. im fourteen years old and i get headaches all the time and when i try to do my work in the library and kids younger than me are in here at the same time making so much noise, gives me a major headache right away. i looked this site up and as the younger children are still in here, my headache seems to be going away. now not everything work but some do help and thats what i was hoping for. also some of the works you type on here are not spelled correctly on here and i know im not a great speller but i just wanted to let you know. thankx for some of the advice.
abbie, 14, ohio.
Posted by: Clorisa
It doesn't work for me. When i tilted my head, my headache got worse. Thanks alot. :(
Posted by: Person with a bad headache
Thanks, i have had this headache for the past two days, with your help it feels a lot better :)
Wow. This thing actually works!!! It's even better than over the counter remedies (though almost everything is...) You should b famous for this. R U like a doctor or something?? If not, wow. That's really cool! Thanks for the cure!!!
Posted by: Max Magnus
I should be famous you say? Well, that's your job dear readers.
Posted by: james
it dosen't actually work it just takes your mind off it a bit i could say go think about sex and you takin your mind off it
Posted by: Max Magnus
I do not think "thinking about sex" will help anyone rid their pains - practicing sex however is a well known painkiller.
Posted by: Justyna
THANK YOU SO MUCH! i had this killer headache. and i did what this said, and it got better (:
Posted by: ***
wow realy good it worked alot thanks =]
Posted by: Mad
i felt a sudden pain but then boom it was gone thanks 5 stars #####
Posted by: amanda
this really did work for me. i've had a migrane for 2 days and this really helped me alot.
Posted by: shania pailzote
so it didnt work do you have more ways?
Posted by: Anna
Posted by: raeleigh johnson
hey dont you have some otherways to hepus
Posted by: hamsa
you have given the suggetipns for the type 2 (below the ear, end of the jaw)pain, what if the temples are hurting???????
Posted by: Eduardo Santiago
I began to do what you recommanded us to do to get rid of the headache. I want to let you know that it worked. I don't have a headache any more. Thanks for the tip.
Posted by: king
i have the worst headache ever noone will ever have it this bad
Posted by: chris
hey um i just came from school and my head is pounding so hard but this quick excessive really did help so THANKS!
Posted by: fgf
they don't work
Posted by: seedy
thanx this has helped me a lot you peeps should tru it it actually works unlike the other garbage on google
i saw this website and i had the worst headache to day and now its gone i was so happy no meds no nothing its great i am so happy . thank you so much do you have anymore ideas for headaches . thanks so much
Posted by: megan
i have been feeling invisible, headaches 24/7, and feeling tired all day. i have a hard time remembering things, and i feel like im not really here. what does this mean? im scared and i need help. please email me and tell me what is wrong.
i ave taken all pills and and injections and not even morphene worked these headaches i get they are not normal i tryed your cure and it worked for a certain time and stopped i waz born with these headaches i have had dem always and they stop me from living my life i cant have a full time job cause of them if you have any other cures it would really be great hope to hear from you soon thank you
Posted by: Max Magnus
Eamon Fearon: So you say these exercises relieve you from your headache a while... Well, that's an important clue to what's probably causing them: Tensions.
Posted by: Nabil
this neva helppeed...ive had this headache 3 timez during this week...all ov a sudden i jst felt coldd and strtd shivering even tho the weather was pretty hot....and then my head jst strtz to ache... wen ever i move my head it feels as if my brains going to come out and wenever i cough or sneeze my head hurts soooooooooo badlyy ..so plsssssssss cann some1 help me
I have never heard of some of these headache cures but they totally make sense and will probably work. I have found that by mixing a little Apple Cider Vinegar with water and drinking it that my headaches go away. Sounds strange but it works.
Posted by: Joao
Hi I.'m nurse student and I read in this article sme things that ive already study in class! I think this is a good work!
Respect, from Portugal
Posted by: mizz yew
Hi! I actually didnt try this yet but , i will! I really hope it works! I am sick right now , i have fever , cold , headache , sore back , bad cough, period , runny nose & flem! Really sucks right now!! This happened suddenly like 2 days ago not sure .But really am hoping it works! Thanks if it does !
Posted by: Lajanee
tht was realli gud. it hasnt worked yet cos i hafent done it yet but i will soon.
and frm all those comments im sure it'll work realli well.
Thanks for the help. mthis site really helped me. But i think my head achs were caused by nexium. If you have a small case of acid reflux i recommend you dont take it.
Posted by: Esta
Hey.. Max.. I've been having really bad pains in my neck and head, and it feels like my neck muscles are tired, but when I try to sleep or lay down... nothing works! I'm wondering if I have H1N1 flu... but I dunno... Please help!!!!
Posted by: Max Magnus
Esta: Sounds like an inflammation of some kind, consult a doctor.
actually the idea of tilting your head does work, im not too certain about actually physically doing something, but another good way of curing a headache is sleep, or if you read everything on this page while closing your eyes just to where you can see what your reading, and once your done, dont go jumping around because itl only make your headache come back.
Posted by: BaLL Zack
i did it to my genetals and it works better.
Posted by: Poodata Manjupi
Wow!!!!! Your tricks are amazing
Posted by: Sally-Anne Peters
Useful tips thanks very much....hope they help :)
Posted by: hello there
or you could try a wet flannel, pain killers, sleep, and a cold soothing shower.
Posted by: allison
hey this worked a little 2 cure mah headache but i still have one well its better than nothing
Posted by: Bad.
Worst advice ever. my neck is now cramped thanks alot dik
Hello..... Sir i m in problam for since last 5 year on headache .. doc said to me you have migrane but doc was said there is no complete treament.. medicine will increase the duration of headache.. wat can i do please tell me... regards Zohaib Khan...
Thanks for posting, I have more tension so Tension headaches tend to occur on both sides of the head, often starting at the back of the head and spreading forward. If you know its proper solution Please tell me.
Posted by: Max Magnus
Data Recovery: It's the same principle as described above; locate the aching muscles, exercise then and try to be aware of when you build up tension in them.
Posted by: Ocean Sue
Thank You, kindly. I had a Nasty headache 10 days ago, then came down with an itchy & painful patch on my low back near spine. I went to Dr. He said I have Shingles! It seems that headaches accompany this with many. I am taking an oral anti-viral medicine, still have headache. I appreciate the reminder to Drink Water! How simple, I am now on my 2nd quart today, as my headache seemed intense enough for me to neglect my usual water consumption. I was punched in my jaw at the site recommended, so it is still swallen & sore (by a crazed AZ Crystal Methamphetaimine addict). It all makes more sense now. I made herbal tea too & will take a walk for some exercise to improve circulation also. I appreciate this encouraging sites suggestions with Gratitude. So. CA
i feel like going mad because of this headache, so please help me.
Posted by: Cailey
Posted by: matt
I see alot about headaches but your missing a few.Theres that eye.1 where its in 1 of your eyes or both.or its right in the middle of your forehead.Or its on the top of your head.No info on how to get rid of them or about them.This is a retype massed up on the other 1 lol.I relly do not even get the 1s listed in this.Just the 1s i just told about
As I was reading your page I was doing the things you said and when I was done reading I realized my headache minimized meaning the pain wasn't as bad. I been suffering of migraine headaches for 5 years and really I've done everything to help prevent or minimize pain and nothing help. I'm so so glad I found you're website. It's one of the hardest thing I have to learn to live with, migraine eats you up. Thank you for these tips that really work