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Headache remedies

paulaayn's picture

What do the Amish ladies do when they are bothered by headaches/migraines?  I'm sure they don't have time to take medicine that makes them close the blinds and go to bed for the day!  I've had to deal with migraines for most of my 36 years and now that I have a farmer husband and rambunctious 2 year old, I just don't have the time for migraines  :) 

I'm hoping for some really useful, natural remedies/preventions.  So tired of medicine that "knocks me out"

 

Paula


paulaayn's picture
Re: Headache remedies

Thanks for the suggestions.  I actually think I saw Head On at Walmart.  I'll try the other ideas too, I'd love to take less medicine.  I get regular headaches and the sick to my stomach, make the  world go away kind of migraines. 

I like the look of the book you mentioned.  My Ella's only 2 so her idea of "helping" is to give me her baby doll and pretend to bake us some snack  :)

Paula 

 

LuvMaerz's picture
Re: Headache remedies

"A mind is like a parachute. It doesnt work if it's not open."- Frank Zappa

 

How cute is that!!Laughing

Re: Headache remedies

A friend was taught to stop her headaches this way:  Press around on the fleshy part of the hand between the thumb and first finger. On one hand or the other she finds a spot that is sensitive to the pressing.  That then is the place that she presses very firmly until both the headache and hand pain leave.  I haven't used it because, thankfully, I don't get general headaches. (I just get migraines, see below).  --Kay

A Migraine Solution

There are either an amazing range of migraine symptoms or some folks call other kinds of headaches migraines. I have heard people talk about driving while they had one or working with one.   The migraines I get progress to a point that requires laying down, eyes closed, absolutely no movement -- if those don't happen I get to add a sick stomach, repeatedly, to the headache. I mean, I MIGHT try to leave a burning building while I had one -- so long as I could do it with my eyes closed and carry a bucket  (wouldn't want the burning building to get dirty...) The day after the migraine, it feels like someone spent the day raking the inside of my skull with a fork.  Just lovely. 

I was told that this is a biofeedback solution.  It works because migraines compress the blood vessels in the back of the neck and the proceedure opens them back up.  All you do is imagine your hands being really, really warm like from holding them over a camp fire, etc.  Now, I often don't have that good of an imagination, so I have been known to hold my hands under my arms or even turn on a burner on the stove and hold my hands above it.  A hot water bottle or electric heating pad would probably work also.  I have not had a full migraine since I learned this technique more than 10 years ago.  If I am awake and can treat while there are still the floaty flashing light things, it won't even get to the head hurting stage.  And if I wake up because of the pain, the technique heals it before it gets really bad.

 I've shared this with others who have also  been successful, but I don't know if it helps other kinds of headaches.   --Kay

KJuneBug's picture
Re: Headache remedies

We have a Little Jewel Book from Rod and Staff called, "Molly Helps Mother", the story is about a mother who is "not feeling well" for the day and so the Grandma comes to help for the day and Molly entertains her little brother.  I think that in Anabaptist communities there is someone who can just help out for the day and the Mom is just down for the day. 

LuvMaerz, your little girls would love these sweet little stories, you can find them from Christian Light Publishing on the web (Rod and Staff is not on the web), but once you have one, the telephone number and address for R&S is in the books and you can call and request a catalogue.  My two little girls were raised on them through toddler/preschool-hood, each story re-enforces Biblical behaviours, they have beautiful hand drawn pictures, best of all they are short, just right for precious little ones.       

LuvMaerz's picture
Re: Headache remedies

"A mind is like a parachute. It doesnt work if it's not open."- Frank Zappa

 

I will have to see if the Mustard Seed carries these.  My girls love books... today I pulled back the comforter on my 3 year old's bed and there were probably 30 books under there!  LOL  She has the habit of "reading" books before bedtime like I do.  Now if I could only get her to put them back on the bookshelf...

KJuneBug's picture
Re: Headache remedies/the book stash

The book disease, we have it bad here! 

I don't know if the Mustard Seed would.  Doesn't hurt to ask.  Living in (or near) Amish country you might check at an Amish store, they very well could have the Little Jewel books.  Good luck to you on stopping the book stashing!  My children have always had a large book stash in their beds, I am continually having them put the books away only to find them back that same night! One mistake was giving them all a flashlight, to use for emergencies or if they get scared, they use them to read with! Or we will go to check on them and we will find them sitting next to the night light reading away!  And they are "old" now compared to your sweet little ones mine are 11,11,9 & 7! 

The solution, is I gave up on this one! I just straighten up their stash before I go on to bed! You might be surprised to find out that your little 3 year old might really be reading, we were very surprised when we figured out that our now 9 yr old daughter was actually reading the words at age 3! 

LuvMaerz's picture
Re: Headache remedies/the book stash

"A mind is like a parachute. It doesnt work if it's not open."- Frank Zappa

 I found them on www.rodandstaffbooks.com  last night.  They look cute, kinda remind me of older time books.  At less than $2.50 each, I might have to track some down.  Especially those about helping out mother!

LuvMaerz's picture
Re: Headache remedies

"A mind is like a parachute. It doesnt work if it's not open."- Frank Zappa

 Have you ever tried that "Head On" stuff that they always advertise?  That stuff that you "apply directly to the forehead," as the commerials repeats abou 50 times in a row Wink.

 Headaches are partially caused by a long tendon-like structure, called an aponeurosis, that covers your skull.  When you are tense, this tightens up, leading to a headache.  Supposedly, if you can train yourself somehow to relax this tendon, it will help with headaches.  This info comes from an anatomy instuctor I once had...but probably easier said than done.  Believe me, I have a 3 year old and a 1 year old, so I know there are definitely days when you can't relax one cell in your body!  LOL

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