Home Remedies – Water for Headaches

4 Jan

It’s been over 14 years since I’ve taken any analgesics to take care of a headache.

When I started to attend our Yoga Center, I learned, or developed an awareness, of how many side effects chemical medicines have. They “cure” one thing, but damage 10 others.

So for many years now I have subscribed to the idea of using natural remedies as much as possible to treat the cause of my illness or discomfort versus just tending to the symptom. Most traditional medicine today is more concerned about treating the symptom that reaching to the root of the problem.

Let’s take headaches for example… I bet many of you pop up a few Tylenols or Advils anytime you feel a headache coming in. I’m not talking about migraines or anything more severe. I am talking about common everyday headache, possibly at 4PM, after a tough meeting or during the traffic jam while you’re trying to reach home.

I have experienced that most of the headaches I experienced where mainly due to DEHYDRATION. The water I was taking with the Tylenol, not the pills themselves, were the solution to what I was having. Just drinking a few glasses of water whenever you might feel you’re coming on with a headache might save you from taking many, many pills over the course of your lifetime.

Try it… and if it works, just try to avoid the headache all together by drinking more water every day.

8 Responses to “Home Remedies – Water for Headaches”

  1. Dan McCullough January 4, 2012 at 10:10 am #

    Great advice. Hey, by the way, what are your thoughts on “hot yoga”? There is a place here in Chicago that teaches it and I find the concept fascinating, but don’t really know much about it other than it is yoga in a room that is very hot. Have you ever tried ti?

    • KarmaFree Cooking January 5, 2012 at 10:20 am #

      I have heard of Bikhram or Hot Yoga… I have never ever tried it. I practice Hatha Yoga at the Centro Cultural Yoga Devanand. When we practice hatha yoga, we can get sweaty just like if you were doing any aerobic exercise, so I think I wouldn’t need any added heat in the room…

  2. Notyet100 January 4, 2012 at 10:49 am #

    Awesome tip,thanks

  3. Bren @ Flanboyant Eats™ January 13, 2012 at 11:05 am #

    on alkalinick water for a few weeks now and hope to see a change. i don’t hardly drink enough water. i need to have 6-8 glasses a day. thanks for the reminder.

  4. debra January 13, 2012 at 4:54 pm #

    Thanks for the info. I was surprised to read that water can help with headaches and I like so many others just don’t drink enough.

  5. Nitin Jain (@nittinj) May 14, 2012 at 3:32 am #

    water has many benefits which are usually not publicized by the medical industry. Thanks for sharing and good to know that you find cure of your problem by drinking water !

    • KarmaFree Cooking May 14, 2012 at 4:44 am #

      Thanks Nitin… Water is such a necessary component to a good diet and health, no??? I wish people would get more thirsty for water instead of sodas, beer and other stuff that’s just so laden with chemicals and colorants.


  6. Debbie June 13, 2012 at 11:14 pm #

    It makes sense to me that I do not suffer from headaches as I drink so much water daily I feel I should just stay in the restroom. Just kidding, I learned a long time ago how essential water is to my well being. Thanks for posting

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