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Alternative Treatments for Tension headache

Alternative and complementary therapies list for Tension headache:

Alternative treatments, complementary therapeutic options, or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly helpful for Tension headache may include:

  • Avoid tyramine containing foods (e.g. chocolate, beer, cheese, nuts, bananas)
  • Complex carbohydrates
  • Vitamin B complex
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Caffeine
  • Ice pack
  • Acupressure
  • Aromatherapy
  • Vitamin B6
  • Feverfew
  • Ginger
  • Aloe
  • High-fiber, low-fat diet
  • Hydration
  • Meditation
  • Visualization therapy
  • Breathing exercises
  • Energy healing
  • Warm shower
  • Avoid direct sunlight
  • Avoid excessive sleep
  • Eat regular meals
  • Proper posture
  • Avoid excessive noise
  • Avoid gum chewing
  • Limit alcohol
  • Eat very cold substances slowly
  • Scalp and face calisthenics
  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid second hand smoke
  • Yoga
  • Triphala tea or supplement
  • Basti enema
  • Massage
  • Chiropractic
  • Warm water enema
  • Scalp and foot massage
  • Nutmeg paste over forehead, 30 minutes
  • Ayurvedic dietary changes
  • Brahmi ghee through the nasal route (nasya)
  • Tiger balm on temples
  • Lavender oil on temples
  • Hot water with ginger powder
  • Laughter
  • Tai Chi
  • Avoid sodium
  • Green tea with ginger and sugar
  • Mung bean and rice soup
  • Qigong mind-body exercise
  • Oral pain reliever
  • Ice or cold pack
  • Rest
  • Warm, damp washcloth over eyes/forehead or painful area
  • Investigate whether your schedule is too hectic
  • Do not skip meals
  • Investigate a cause and effect cycle of headaches-keep a diary
  • Real Willard Water (antioxidant)
  • Salba seeds and salba seed oil
  • Secure the inner side of lemon rind along temples and forehead
  • Vinegar-soaked cloth compress
  • Rosemary oil on temples and earlobes
  • Basil tea and witch hazel compress
  • Daikon radish poultice
  • Aloe vera leaf-cut and applied across forehead
  • Grated potato or apple poultice
  • Raw almonds
  • Honey and minced garlic-by mouth
  • Gomasio (Japanese sesame salt)
  • Chiropractics
  • Inhale steam

Unlabelled Alternative Drug Treatments

These alternative drug therapies have been listed by various sources as possible alternative treatments for Tension headache:

Warning About Alternative Treatments

Always check with your doctor or qualified medical professional before using any alternative or complementary treatment, or before stopping or changing any other treatment to use alternative approaches. Some treatments or preventatives may be of dubious value, and certain alternative treatments can be dangerous in some cases.

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