Most people experience a headache every so often. A headache is characterized by pain or discomfort in the head, neck or scalp. There are various kinds of headaches, including tension, inflammatory and vascular. Each kind of headache has a different pain, and responses can vary from person to person. There are a number of homeopathic cures for headaches, and the best one for you may depend on the circumstances and underlying reason for your headache, as well as where your headache pain is located and its related symptoms.
Belladonna serves all components of the nervous system. Use this treatment for headache pain that is on the right side of your head. Motion and light tend to worsen this type of headache. Other common symptoms include cold feet and hands, throbbing pain, and skin that feels hot. Standing, leaning backwards, pressure and sitting usually relieve some of the discomfort.
Take this remedy if your headache is the result of insomnia or too much worry. Vomiting, dizziness and nausea are typical symptoms associated with this type of headache.
Bryonia treats headaches in which throbbing pain is felt in the left eye and pain radiates to the back of the head. This remedy can also help with dry mouth and headaches early in the morning, as well as agitation from any kind of movement and noise. Bryonia also alleviates nausea, confusion, vertigo and faintness.
Gelsemium is beneficial for headaches that cause a tight feeling around the head. The headache is usually correlated with fuzzy vision, light-headedness, trouble opening the eyes and frequent urination.
Consume natrium muriaticum if you’re suffering from a pounding headache that is related to stress. This remedy will also help alleviate headaches related to over exposure to the sun, too much eyestrain, sadness, grief and disappointment.
Give nux vomica a try for hangover headaches, tension headaches and headaches brought on by scents or loud noise. Dizziness, nausea, vomiting and tension normally go along with these headaches.
Try sepia if your headache pain is right above the left eye and is associated with nausea. Movement and light have a tendency to make symptoms worse.
Choose a remedy that is most appropriate for your headache symptoms. Carefully read the package instructions for the proper dosage. For self-treatment, it’s best to start with lower potencies first, such as 6X, 6C, 12X, 12C, 30X, or 30C. Higher potencies require medical supervision. Consult a homeopathic practitioner if you suffer from chronic migraines or frequent headaches.
Notify your medical doctor before you consider using alternative therapies. If you’re pregnant or nursing, seek your physician’s approval before taking any alternative medicines. Some homeopathic medicines may interact with other herbs, supplements and prescription drugs.