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Headaches-An Alternative Remedy

Depending on the type of headache you have, there are several different ways to go about treating it, aside from over the counter and prescription medications. Acupuncture message, and meditation are two complementary therapies that are recommended by western doctors who recognize the stress-busting, and therefore headache reducing effect of these two therapies. Meditation can be done wherever you are relaxed and techniques can be learned from a book. However, if you are considering acupuncture, you should make sure to go to a licensed professional.

If you get a doctor's referral, your health insurance may even cover all or part of the cost for the acupuncture. Depending on the circumstances, message therapy for headaches may also be covered by your insurance. Make sure to go to professionals, and check with your insurance company for guidelines on getting your messages and acupuncture sessions paid covered.

There are several types of herbs that are commonly used to treat headaches. These are feverfew, butterbur, and magnesium. Feverfew is thought to be effective not so much at curing a headache, but preventing them from occurring in the first place. Feverfew is therefore recommended for those who suffer from migraines and chronic daily or near daily headaches. Butterbur is also thought to be more effective for those who suffer from chronic headaches or regular migraines. As for magnesium, there has been some research that suggests that a magnesium deficiency may contribute to migraine headaches. Check with your doctor to make sure you are getting the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of magnesium.