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Natural Headache Remedy

woman with headacheHeadaches can be caused by several different factors and treating them effectively can be a frustrating and daunting task for patients and physicians. Before you open the medicine cabinet and reach for your go-to pain reliever you might try this natural headache remedy.

Essential Oils

Essential oils are commonly used for multiple purposes and one of the best uses can be for alleviating that nagging headache. Some oils can be inhaled while others can be placed directly on the skin depending on the quality.  Make sure to check with the product line to see which form of delivery is safe. By placing 3-6 drops of oil in 2 cups of boiling water you can create a nice steam that the vapors can easily be inhaled. 

Lavender, Peppermint, and Basil each have a great aroma that can be used to help decrease or eliminate painful headaches. Peppermint has properties that promote blood vessel constriction and/or dilation. This can help regulate and normalize the blood flow in the body. Basil is used as a muscle relaxant which can help benefit people suffering from tension headaches.

Chiropractic Care for Headache Relief

One of the most commonly overlooked causes of headaches is related to the balance of the spine. Specifically, the balance of the bones in the neck in relation to the skull. When the top bone in the neck called the Atlas or first cervical becomes misaligned it can impair the normal function of the nerves and blood vessels coming to and from the head. Headaches that no longer respond to over the counter pain medication or any of the above mentioned natural headache remedy may benefit from a little known procedure called Atlas Orthogonal.

Request an appointment with Dr. Sheppard to see if you are a candidate for the Atlas Orthogonal procedure by clicking here.

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