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Three ways water can help you treat a throbbing headache

by , 13 June 2013

A throbbing head can set your whole day off track. Luckily, there's an increased focus on natural remedies to ease a throbbing headache. All you need to do is just stick to that glass of water, no aspirin required!

Most people reach for the aspirin every time they feel a headache coming on.

But doing so puts you at risk of rebound headaches, which sets you on a never ending spiral.

That’s why you need to treat your headaches naturally, where possible.

Here are three options you can try right now – all to do with our most naturally abundant resource: Water!

Watery headache relief #1: Drink a large glass of plain water

First, drink a large glass of water.

Don’t add anything to it.

While this may sounds too easy, it works more often than you think as dehydration is one of the most common causes of headaches, says HealYourHeadacheNow.

And that’s why if you’re dehydrated, you’ll feel tired and have low energy and lots of headaches, says FSP Health.

And as water helps flush our systems of waste products and toxins, a glass of cool, clear water might be all you need to start relieving a painful headache.

Watery headache relief #2: Stand under a hot shower

If that doesn’t work, heat things up by taking a hot shower. Simply stand in the shower and let the hot water to cascade down your neck and back.

This works because the hot water loosens your muscles and allow for better blood flow, which can ease a headache.

Watery headache relief #3: Press an ice pack to the site of the headache

If you’re still in pain, try an ice pack.
 
If you don’t have one available, dip a towel in cold water and apply it to the site of the pain for up to 10 minutes.

This eases headache pain by reducing the inflammation while numbing the pain, says HealYourHeadacheNow.

So the next time you have a headache, try these three forms of headache relief – you’ll be surprised how effective they are.

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