Cate’s Cache – no. 2

Hi folks sorry for the long space between now and my first tip. Hope you
all had a lovely festive season and a smooth entry into 2016.

I spoke about low-level headaches in my first instalment, and how easily
they are solved by adding a little water and circulation to the mix.

I did say that I would address the more severe headaches, so here we go…

If your headache measured more than a six out of ten, then you will get
some relief from drinking water and increasing blood circulation to the
head, but you will need some stronger help too.

– Feverfew is a very good herb that works remarkably like a Paracetamol,
Aspirin or Ibuprofen tablet. Solgar make a very nice product. The Feverfew
is all dried and crushed and compressed into a capsule for you, making it
very easy. It’s readily available anywhere that stocks the Solgar range.
– The tissue salts 4, 6 and 8 are also useful depending on your symptoms.
tissue Salt 4 (Ferrum Phos) is for headaches resulting from a cold/flu.
Tissue Salt 6 (Kali Phos) is for nervous headaches and Tissue Salt 8 (Mag
Phos) is for crampy/shooting pain type headaches. Tissue Salts are
available in most pharmacies nowadays.
– Aromatherapy Oils of Rosemary, Peppermint and Lavender taken in a bath,
a burner, or on a tissue are very effective for all types of headaches.
One could also mix up a few drops of aromatherapy oil in a teaspoon of
vegetable oil (olive, sunflower, coconut, sesame, almond)  and rub this
into the temples, pulse points and the occipital bones.
– Vitamins and Minerals: B’s, C, Magnesium and Calcium all have a
beneficial effect on headaches
–  Foods: eating or making a tea of fresh peppermint, ginger, camomile,
parsley or lemon balm also help ease headaches
– Bach rescue remedy, whilst not a headache remedy as such, can be used in
a pinch if you are out/away somewhere and it’s all you have with you, or
if the headache arises as a result of shock/trauma.

But do keep up the hydration and circulation levels, these are your best
tools. Most non life-threatening headaches are prevented when the body is
sufficiently hydrated and the circulation is not sluggish.

Love, Cate.

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