The Headache Relief Guide

happy young man smiling( — Migraines, tension headaches, sinus headaches, hormone headaches, cluster headaches, mixed headaches…reading about all the different types of headaches is enough to make your head hurt! According to the National Headache Foundation, over 45 million Americans suffer from some type of headache.

So what are the best, and simplest, ways to get rid of them?


Best for: Soothing stress before a headache starts.

How they work: Simple deep breathing and stretching (neck and shoulder rolls, in particular) relax tense muscles that trigger headaches, says Sheena Aurora, M.D., the director of the Swedish Headache Center, in Seattle. A pulse-point balm with aromatherapeutic ingredients, like peppermint, can help, too.

Remember: Stretching also improves poor posture, another possible cause of headaches.