Best Natural headache remedies??

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   Posted 9/5/2013 3:54 PM (GMT -6)   
What are the best natural headache remedies you have tried?

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   Posted 9/16/2013 10:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Magnesium with no calcium added. I take the magnesium in the morning and then take calcium before bed. It has helped with my migraines and chocolate cravings

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   Posted 9/16/2013 8:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Not a remedy, just a fyi moment - eliminate aspartame and it's many names from your diet/system and you may find relief from headaches. Aspartame hides under a slew of names - phenylalanine, amino-sweet, nutra sweet, etc. Sucralose isn't any better for us, nor Sorbitol. Avoid all diet drinks, any product that is labeled sugar free or light, for example Yoplait Light Yogurt contains phenylalanine now, 90% of gum sold at grocery stores has aspartame, along with mints. Become your own health advocate, question everything, read every food label carefully. One more thing, when you see "natural flavors" that's suspected to be aspartame too.

If you don't ingest aspartame then please ignore this post. I had no idea it's in so many food items now, over 6000. It's no longer just in diet soda's. Far from it.

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   Posted 9/17/2013 2:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Aside from all the usual medications, food avoidance, therapies, there is one natural treatment that may give relief for some people: vinegar. This is what our mom used for us when we were growing up (in the 50's and 60's). Lie down in a dark, quiet room and place a cold, damp facecloth that's been sprinkled with vinegar over the forehead and eyelids. Of course the cloth should not be dripping wet with water or vinegar, just damp enough with vinegar that it has contact with your forehead and being careful not to let it drip into your eyes.

As far as I remember it was regular white vinegar. Some people might suggest holding the head over a steaming bowl of hot water and apple cider vinegar - but I've never tried that.

In any case, there was something about the vinegary, cold, damp cloth on the forehead that helped and in those days, we only had aspirin, I believe, in our house.

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