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Natural Healing: 4 Fast Remedies for Headaches and Migraines

Headaches. They are day-killers. You can’t concentrate at work and you can’t get anything done at home. All you can do is suffer until it goes away.

More than 30 million Americans suffer from migraines – or one person in about 25 percent of U.S. households. In addition, 3 out of 4 headache sufferers are women.

But if you prefer not to take ibuprofen, Tylenol, Bayer or any other over-the-counter remedies because you care about what you put into your body – don’t sweat it. Here are four natural remedies you can use to alleviate your headaches and migraines and get on with your day:

Use a cold or hot compress. Experts aren’t sure why this works, says Dr. Brian Grosberg, assistant professor of neurology and director of Inpatient Headache Program at Montefiore Headache Center in Bronx, N.Y., but many people say they don’t need to try anything else.

“It’s hard to study something like that,” Grosberg told Fox News. “It can have a placebo effect or it can have a distracting effect on the patient. But a lot of patients swear by it.”

Some people rely on the herb feverfew. This herb, known as Tanacetum parthenium, has been used for centuries as a folk remedy for headaches and migraines, as well as pain and fever. “It became especially popular in England in the 1980s as an alternative to conventional drugs for migraines,” writes Cathy Wong, an alternative medicine contributor at

Notes Eric Yarnell at, “English herbalist John Gerard declared in 1633 that feverfew is ‘very good for them that are giddie in the head.’ A century later, herbalist John Hill noted that ‘in the worst headache, this herb exceeds whatever else is known.'”

Read more: Natural News

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