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Homeopathy for Headaches


There are dozens of remedies that can help with headaches but here are a few of the more common ones.

For help with potency and frequency of dosage, please contact eryn@barriehomeopathy.ca

Belladonna:

-the first remedy that comes to mind for headaches

-great throbbing and violent shooting pains in the head

-can not lie down, must sit up

-light, eye movement and noise agg.

-usually a frontal head pain with flushed face and dilated pupils

-usually worse in the afternoon

-the whites of the eyes are typically red

Cocculus:

-great occipital pain that occurs in the lower part of the occiput and extends to the nape

-pain is intense and nearly always associated with vertigo and nausea

-worse from mental effort and better indoors and during rest

-desire to stretch the head backwards even though that's where the pain is

Gelsemium:

-headache due to eye strain

-the pain is in the occiput then extends up over the head and settles in the eyes.

-it feels as if a band were around the head above the ears

-the person will be dull and drowsy

-pain is relieved by sleep

Lachesis:

-typically left sided headaches

-often caused from the heat of the sun

-worse from sleep, warmth

-better after discharges

Nux Vomica:

-the great"hangover" remedy

-headache from excessive use of alcohol, tobacco and coffee

-pain is usually over the left eye, but can be over the right as well as in the occiput

-the pain is a dull bursting feeling

-stooping or coughing make the pain worse

Natrum Muriaticum:

-headaches that feel like there are little hammers in the skull

-pain is typically on the top of the skull

-worse from moving the head or eyes

-the headaches are worse in the mroning, esp. at 10am

-sun heat agg the pain

If you have chronic headaches, you should seek the advice of a homeopath to get to the root of the problem and fix it.

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