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7 Home Remedies To Relieve Headache and Migraine

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Migraines and other types of headaches including sinus and tension headache are very painful. The pounding pain sometimes comes with nausea, and vomiting.

This condition is triggered by a number of causes such as hormonal change in women, food we eat, food additives, drinking highly caffeinated beverages, stress and more. Sufferers cannot entirely focus on their task while in this state so they take over-the-counter medicine just to alleviate the pain. However, there are times when migraine is too painful that even a simple pill cannot cure it. This article will help you find a more natural remedy to relieve the throbbing migraine. They won’t bring damage on your body unlike prescription or OTC pain-killers do and you are less likely to become dependent on them every time you experience a headache.

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1. Cayenne

This spicy vegetable has a compound called capsaicin which depletes the part in our body that feels pain.

What to do:

  • Dilute half a teaspoon of cayenne powder in four ounces of warm water
  • Using a cotton swab, apply the mixture to the inside of each nostril
  • The heat you feel means it is working. As soon as the burning sensation subsides, so is your headache.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has proven to cure a number of illnesses from scurvy to hay fever. Throughout centuries, many people have benefited from them. So when you have excruciating headache, opt for this one in a steam-style treatment

What to do:

  • In a large bowl, mix ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar and fill it halfway with boiling water.
  • Put a towel over your head and lean on the bowl letting the towel drape over it to trap the steam
  • Do this for at least 10 minutes breathing in and out deeply

3. Gingerroot

This natural alternative to aspirin inhibits the prostaglandin synthesis – a process that takes place in humans that makes lipid (fat) compounds within our cells, resulting to us experiencing pain and inflammation.

What to do:

  • Prepare 3 quarter size slices of gingerroot
  • Place it in a small pot with 2 cups of water
  • Let it simmer for 30 minutes
  • You can opt to sip it or breathe in the steam

4. Pencil

Grab a pencil and hold it LIGHTLY (don’t bit or clench your jaw) between y our teeth. When we are stressed, we tend to clench our teeth which strain the muscle that connects the jaw to the temples causing tension headache. The action of holding a pencil relaxes the jaw and stimulates the smile muscle.

5. Water

Because we are too busy with our daily tasks, we forget one thing: Drinking water.  According to studies, alcohol, sugary drinks, and coffee can dehydrate us, causing the pounding headache. So, as soon as you feel your head is hurting, drink a glass of water and do this throughout the day. The pain will start to lessen and you will feel hydrated

6. Improve your posture

The hours of sitting down with little or no movement can cause tension-type headaches. The slouching, slumping and hunching forward also strains the muscles which lead to severe headaches.

What to do:

  • Use ergonomic chair if sitting down
  • Sit up tall but relaxed, with shoulders back, chest open and neck not sticking too far forward

7. Control the chocolate intake

Since it has caffeine, chocolate triggers migraines. So, if you know you always suffer from painful, nasty headache, best eat less sugary products or avoid consuming it at all.

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Supportive Husband Shares Pregnant Wife’s Struggle with Rare Illness

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On their wedding day, Limuel Orense De Silva and Mary Grace Manalo De Silva promised to love each other through sickness and health. Little did they know that this vow will be challenged very soon in their marriage.

September 16, 2017 was one of the happiest days in their lives. It was the day they got married.

Photo credit: Facebook / Limuel Orense De Silva

Four months later, this vow was challenged when Grace was diagnosed with Guillain Barre Syndrome, a rare condition that affects only 1 in 100k people.

What’s worse, she was 3 months pregnant at the time!

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Due to the condition, Grace’s entire body was paralyzed; she could only move her head, but barely so. She couldn’t fully close her eyes and these were drying out. She lost her ability to swallow and she could barely breathe.

The next 3 months were a struggle to this couple as Grace was in ICU. They also lost their baby, worsening the challenge they were facing. But through it all, Limuel stuck with Grace and loved her with all his heart.

They also kept their faith in God.

Photo credit: Facebook / Limuel Orense De Silva

When Grace was finally out of the hospital, Limuel was there to help her get back in shape and walk again. Therapy started immediately but the going was tough for Grace who had to endure the pain.

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She was out of the hospital but still experiencing difficulties; she still could not walk and her legs have become too thin, unable to support her body.

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Physical therapy sessions are also expensive; thus, Limuel did his best to create DIY things she can use for the home sessions. At times, he did the therapy by himself.

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Soon enough, Grace was able to stand up on her own and take a few steps with the aid of a walker. She still continues with therapy but little by little her health improved and her body became stronger.

Photo credit: Facebook / Limuel Orense De Silva

Amazingly, 5 months after diagnosis, Grace was able to walk again! Isn’t that amazing? While she still needs a cane for support from time to time, she can already manage on her own.

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Considering what they had been through the past months, it was quite incredible that she is able to do this so soon…

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Family Seeks Justice for Young Mom Who Became Bedridden after C-Section

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It was supposed to be one of the happiest days of their lives but one family experienced nightmare with what they believed was a botched caesarian section on new mom Camille Santos Carlos.

Zenaida Santos, Camille’s mother, posted an appeal on Facebook for justice because her daughter has been confined at the hospital for 10 months now but her condition worsens each passing day.

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According to Nanay Zenaida, Camille had a healthy pregnancy and showed no signs of the impending nightmare they were going to experience on the day the baby was born. Her pregnancy photos were just like that of most moms – happy and excited.

She was still smiling in the photo taken on the day she was admitted at the hospital. Nothing prepared the family for what happened next.

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Nanay Zenaida narrated that last August 7, 2017, Camille was admitted at a public hospital in Tarlac. But after the C-section, Camille was never the same again.

She appeared to have amnesia at the time but she didn’t get her memory back nor had the chance to tell her family if it was back because she would eventually lose her sight, ability to speak, and even her motor skills. She could not move on her own.

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For 10 months now she’s in a vegetative state. Nanay Zenaida claimed that the doctors had given up on her daughter; they had all ‘signed out’ on Camille, she added.

Taking pity on her daughter, Nanay Zenaida posted an appeal for help on Facebook because they tried filing charges against the doctors but she claimed that ‘nothing’ has happened to the case.

She hopes that justice can be served for her daughter, especially because the baby had passed away just 2 days after birth.

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Many people urged her to take the matter to Raffy Tulfo for faster action. We hope they find help soon.

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Woman Loses Nearly 30kg in Just 5 Months, Shares Secret to Inspire Others

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At 85 kg, Angel Raighn Flores knew she was overweight; well, actually, she’s already obese at this weight but like many others, she encountered a lot of problems in losing weight.

For years, she’s been yoyo-dieting, with no effect. But she recently dropped to 56 kg in just 5 months! That’s a whopping 29-kg drop that made a lot of netizens amazed over the transformation. What’s her secret? How did she lose weight?

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In a post that has gone viral on Facebook, Angel shared photos of her incredible transformation as an inspiration to others that such transformations can really be done in just a matter of months, if you are determined to do it.

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According to Angel, she has gone through a number of dieting fads and weight loss attempts in the past, to no avail. Her family and friends had always been supportive, even helping her buy stuff for her exercise needs when she feels the need to try something new but those yoga mats, dumbbells and other stuff eventually got forgotten because she usually doesn’t last more than just a week into the regimen.

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She knows that her weight is a huge problem, not just because people are rather blunt in telling her that her excess weight can lead to death but also because she finds it difficult to find costumes for school activities.

She has also refused to go to parties because the older ones often point out her weight to her.

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One day, though, she saw the incredible weight loss journey of Abigail Galang Rebong, she recalled. This transformation pushed her to finally try and really lose weight.

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She invited her friend to hit the gym; they did so for a month but like many of her previous attempts, she stopped going to the gym. However, she did not stop dieting. She went on a strict “no rice, no meat” diet; she also avoided eating fried foods.

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Amazingly, she was able to stick to her diet regimen this time. After 5 months, she was able to lose all those excess weights, hitting her ideal weight! Truly incredible, right?

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