You've got headache again! The pain is unbearable. You reach for the drawer and drop 2 tablets of painkiller into your mouth. With a gulp of water you swallow it into your stomach.
After a few minutes, your headache is gone.
You can continue your work again. Who cares about herbs for headaches? Painkiller works much faster!
But wait... If your headache is cured by painkiller pill, then why the pain keep coming back again and again? Why you need to increase the dosage? And why the pain seems to get worse?
Imagine your kitchen catches fire while you're sleeping. Fortunately, you've installed a smoke detector. It emits a loud alarm that jolts you out from your bed. What a noise! So you head to the kitchen and cut off the smoke detector wire.
The alarm goes off. That's better. You go back to your bedroom to continue your sleep. Hey, what about the fire?
Fire? Who cares? All you want is a good sleep, don't you?
Well, that's what most people think when they take painkiller for their headache. They don't care what causes the headache. They just want to feel comfortable and do their work.
The truth is, painkiller works by cutting the pain signal, the signal for help from your body to your brain. In another words, it numbs your nerve. The smoke detector wire is cut and the fire keeps burning.
If you continue to ignore your body signal for help, your actual body problem will get worse over the time. And one day, you may wake up to discover your house get burnt completely.
It's bothering to see so many people solve their headache problem with pain-killer. Although it helps to relieve the symptom quickly, these drugs don't really cure. After a while, the pain returns as the root problem is still unsolved.
Consequently, over the time, you may discover you require a higher dosage to suppress the pain. In the long run, these pain-killers can cause even more serious health problems such as:
If you visit a kidney dialysis center, you will discover about 1 in 5 of the kidney patient has been taking pain-killer for many years. So what really cause headache?
You need to aware that headache is not really a disease. It's a symptom of other hidden health problems in your body. Therefore, to stop your headache for good, you need to identify its root cause. Only then, you can uproot the underlying problem.
Eye, ear and nose problems can cause headache. Blood circulation blockage and even tumor growth in head will also cause this bothering pain.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, there are many other causes for headaches including:
Although there are many causes for headaches, we can group these causes into 3 main groups, namely:
Each specific headache needs a set of specific herbs for headaches.
One herb that stands out in improving blood circulation and removing blood vessel blockage is Ganoderma Lucidum herb.
It's Triterpenes and Adenosine Monophosphate (AMP) can effectively remove unwanted cholesterol, fatty substances and even blood clot that may block your blood vessels especially in the brain.
Ganoderma Lucidum herbs can also relax and calm your nerves. Therefore, it helps to improve headaches caused by nerve pain. Another supplement good for nerve is Egg Lecithin, which strengthens the protective layer around brain nerves.
Cordyceps Sinensis is another herb for headaches that can improve headaches associated with weak kidney. It is traditionally used to enhance kidney energy.
Dainty spurs (Rhinacanthus nasutus) and Jiaogulan (Gynostemma pentaphyllum) can significantly reduce body heat to improve headaches caused by too much heat in the organs.
Besides taking herbs for headaches, you must take care of your lifestyle for better recovery.
With a healthy lifestyle and herbs for headaches, you can significantly improve your headache naturally over the time. By then, you can throw away all your painkiller pills.
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