How To Manage Headaches Naturally

How To Manage Headaches Naturally

Whether you get tension headaches, migraines or another type of headache regularly, you may not want to take too much prescription medication. And unless your medical doctor has prescribed a specific regimen of medication you need to take, avoiding pharmaceuticals is quite possible. Here are some tips on how to manage headaches naturally:

Visit Yellow Gazebo. Let’s get this out of the way - the manual therapies we offer can be tremendously helpful in managing your headaches naturally, and it can feel great getting there as well. From chiropractic care to physiotherapy, massage therapy, acupuncture and osteopathy, we truly have the best natural health care options available. And if your headaches are from stress or diet, online counselling or naturopathic medicine may be the best natural options for managing your head pain.

Heat. Not employed nearly enough for tension headaches, heat can be a real problem-solver. Be warned though - for no apparent reason when it comes to headaches, some people get relief from something like a cold pack on the back of their neck, while others prefer heat. Heat makes more physiological sense when it comes to relieving muscle tension, but the best answer is probably to experiment and use whatever works best for you.

Posture. Physiotherapy may be your best bet if poor posture is what’s contributing to your headaches, as this therapy is based on getting your body moving in a healthy way. Try seeing a YG physiotherapist to get your neck, shoulders and upper back lined up better. Plus, check out some of our videos to see what exercises you might be able to do to assist in your healing process.

Stress. While the above suggestions can resolve the muscle tension created by stress, resolving the true source of stress can be far more satisfying. The online counsellors we employ through Yellow Gazebo can be tremendously helpful in getting to the route of your stress, and/or helping you find ways to manage events that build up inside you. You can also try stress-relieving activities as meditation, gentle exercise such as yoga or Tai Chi, or even colouring!

Exercise. If you’re already exercising, try substituting some of it for something gentle, such as the above-mentioned yoga or Tai Chi. And if you’re too exhausted, check in with yourself to see if maybe the exercise is a source of some of your stress, rather than a relief. Also, changing the type of exercise - even from intense to another type of intense - can sometimes help. For example you may love running, but you may find that taking a boxing class is equally intense and also somewhat better at making you feel relaxed.

If you’d like some more information on how to manage headaches naturally, would like to book a free consultation or would like to go ahead and schedule an appointment at Yellow Gazebo, please give us a call at 416-909-2334, email us at, or use the online booking link below. We’ll be happy to help you get on your way to optimum health.

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