5 Things to Stop a Headache
The moment you feel that telltale pounding in your head, don’t give in to the pain. One of these seven tips can head off your headache before it ruins your day.
Press Pressure Points
There are two pressure points known to relieve headache pain. One is on your forehead. Press a thumb between your eyes while pressing down on your hairline with your first two fingers. The other pressure point is at the base of the web of flesh where the bones of your thumb and forefinger meet. Press hard with your opposite thumb.
Go for a brisk walk. Mild exercise improves circulation, which counters the constriction of blood vessels that is a common precursor to headaches.
Put Your Mind to Work
Close your eyes and imagine your pain as an object-a burning sun, perhaps-then picture it shrinking into the distance, or douse it with water, until it disappears. This technique, called visualization, takes practice but has been proven effective.