Participants in a study published in the journal Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Disease followed a very low-fat diet for 12 weeks. The said diet entails food consumption of less than 10-15% of their daily calories from fat, which resulted in at least a 40% decrease in headaches. It was also recorded that pain was rather 66% less intense, and migraines lasted roughly 70% less time.
According to the National Headache Foundation, other diets, such as low-carb or omega-3-rich diets, may also be beneficial in alleviating headaches.
Massage pressure points
Applying pressure to specific pressure spots on your body may be all it takes to relieve headaches. Use the tips of your index fingers to apply pressure at the middle of your brows and release. You may also opt to apply pressure in small circles for a minute and release it to relieve headache pain produced by eyestrain.
Stress, headaches, and other kinds of pain are said to be relieved by rubbing the area between your thumb and index finger. Rub for four to five seconds near the base of the thumb, then release.
Other forms of activities that may help you relieve your headaches are as follows:
- Exercise regularly
- Equip oneself with good sleeping habits
- Learn how to manage stress and follow through with relaxation techniques (such as deep breathing, yoga, and/or meditation)
There are also over-the-counter medicines you can reach for to relieve the pain. Or sometimes, your doctor may prescribe some medications to reduce the occurrence and severity of such headaches.