People who have suffered from regular headaches know how terrible and debilitating it is. You can’t think straight, it is difficult to focus, and everyday tasks just become that much harder. Because of this, they are very thankful for any remedy that helps in relieving the pain. This is where homeopathic treatment for headache comes in.
One of the reasons that generic or common pain relievers for headaches do not work all the time is because there is no one-size-fits-all medication. It does not take into consideration the many different types of headaches. This is the advantage of homeopathy, as it takes a look not only at the symptoms, but the patient as well.
Identifying the Type of Headache
There are a lot of causes that lead to headaches which includes emotional stress, physical stress, dehydration, eye strain, lack of sleep, alcohol, and many more. Some headaches however don’t have outside factors that trigger them.
The type of headache you are experiencing strongly depends on the location of the pain. This can be the front, top, sides, and back of the head.
Sensation of the pain is also an important factor. Is it a bursting type of pain? Is the pain pounding like a heartbeat in a single location? Or is it a splitting headache wherein you feel like your head is about to divide?
Then there’s the modality of pain, wherein it gets better or worse depending on outside factors such as the temperature. Is it getting better when it’s cold? Or maybe it’s the light that triggers your headache?
All of these factors are very important in identifying the type of headache that you are suffering from. The description of the headache helps communicate the underlying factor on why the person is feeling pain. With this information in hand, we can now provide the proper homeopathic treatment that will resolve the pain.
Homeopathic Treatment for Headaches
Homeopathy works by helping stimulate the natural healing mechanisms of the human body. Because it is natural, it is safe and has no known side effects, which is why it has become a very popular alternative treatment for headaches and many other ailments.
The trick is to be able to choose the correct homeopathic treatment based on the description of the pain. Below are some of the more popular treatments used for headaches.
**Please note** These descriptions cannot be used to treat, but just to give a person an idea of the different homeopathic remedies available. Each remedy must be matched to the individual’s unique problem. This is why it’s best to consult a homeopathic specialist on your individual situation.
This is a classic homeopathic treatment for throbbing headaches that are usually located on the forehead, back of the head or neck, or temples. This type of headache comes suddenly and usually feels worse when the patient lays down flat. The patient would also have some aversion to noise and light.
Nat Mur 200C
Now this is a good remedy for the typical migraine type of headache which is characterized by severe pain and varies from beating, pressing, hammering, or throbbing. This can also be accompanied by nausea and vomiting. The patient would feel worse in the light and would prefer to lie down and sleep.
When the headache starts at the back of the head or neck area and moves toward the front of the head and usually remains there by the forehead and eyes, the best homeopathic treatment would be using Byronia 200C. This is especially true if the patient feels very dizzy and is extremely thirsty.
For headaches that also begin at the back of the head but slowly envelopes the entire head, Silica 200C is a good remedy to choose. Patients who are advised to use this homeopathic treatment usually feel bursting and sharp pains moving through or near the eyes. It effectively blurs the patient’s vision and causes sensitivity to light. Noise and cold air seemingly makes the condition worse.
It is important to note that people who have any type of implants should not use this remedy.
When the type of headache makes the patient very dizzy, weak, accompanied by heaviness of the eyelids, then this remedy is recommended. Soreness of the neck and shoulder muscles would accompany the headache as well.
Nux Vom 200C
This is the homeopathic treatment chosen for headaches that result from excesses such as alcohol consumption. The headache is normally frontal in nature and feels like it is right on top of the eyes. It can also be located at the back of the head and neck. This is normally accompanied by sensitivity to light and noise. Patient could also be very irritable during this.
Taking Homeopathic Remedies
When taking homeopathic remedies, it is important to remember the following:
- When taking tablets, it is best to tip one dose into the cap of the container then tipped onto the tongue or under it.
- Either suck the pill or crush with teeth and allow to dissolve in the mouth. If it is accidentally swallowed, it is best to take another dose.
- Avoid drinking any liquid or brush the teeth 10 minutes before and after taking the remedy.
- Mouth sprays are simply sprayed directly into the mouth.
- Topical creams and lotions would have their own set of directions and should be followed properly.
- For infants and small children, the tablet can be crushed between plastic spoons then sprinkled over the tongue bit by bit. Never use metallic spoons as they can have a negative reaction.
Homeopathy and Painkillers
One of the main advantages of homeopathic treatment for headaches is that they work together and not against prescribed medication. They can be taken together with the medicine the doctor prescribed.
But an advantage of homeopathy worth noting is that overtime, it can help improve the overall health of the person by making the immune system stronger. As an result, it helps prevent illnesses and other ailments from the onset; and as the saying goes, prevention is always better than the cure.
If you are looking for homeopathic treatment for headaches or migraines, do not hesitate to contact me for a consultation and we will find the perfect remedy for what you are feeling.