6 Ways to Ease Headache Symptoms

The first week of June is National Headache Awareness Week, so before you reach for prescription meds, consider a more holistic approach to curbing those nasty headaches.

For a tension headache:

>> Apply peppermint oil on your hairline.

>> Make ginger tea by taking ginger root and adding it to boiling water.

>> Take the rinds of a couple of lemons and squash it into a paste. Apply to the forehead for fast relief and follow-up with a cup of green tea with half a lemon squeezed in.

For a cluster (histamine) headache:

>> Use capsaicin cream (the active ingredient is cayenne pepper) and apply a small amount to the inside of your nostril.

For a migraine:

>> Take a supplement such as feverfew, an herb from the sunflower family.

>> Try acupuncture.