I rarely have headaches. That is my genetic luck and may I say so, my lifestyle choices.
The last two headaches I had were so terrible and memorable, they are worth sharing with you.
On August 2, 2014 my beloved cat Dr. Chipper passed on after being with us for almost 20 years. He took his last breath while I was away from home for 40 minutes. The previous two weeks I nursed him with IV, wrapped him in far infrared blanket and enticed him to recover with gentle whispers in his ears. I hardly left the house. He slipped away in Nicholas' presence, not giving me a chance to say my last “good byes”. I was totally devastated.
The left side of my head was throbbing with persistent cadence for 48 hours since I learned the news. It became so unbearable that my doctor friend advised me to go the Emergency Room. Four hours and head MRI later, the nurse suggested that I take Extra Strength Tylenol. Apparently, I was deficient ;) in it. Headache was gone, the grief for Dr. Chipper is still with me, although I used my powerful Peppermint essential oil and self -help Reflexology.
The second memorable headache hit me this February, the 9th - first serious snow storm this year. All day I had relentless pounding on the back of my head. This time I was not Tylenol deficient, I tried two pills - no relief. What helped me is a Reflexology session by my husband's loving hands and a cold compress on the back of my head.
Here is how Nicholas worked on my feet:
With his thumbs he rubbed and probed and caressed the fleshy parts of my big toes. Starting with my right foot, then the left, then both big toes simultaneously, then each and every toe pad - all ten of them. No cream, just intuitive pushing, pulling, rolling, thumb walking - 15 minutes the most. He helped me to get to some senses. I touched the back of my less throbbing head - it was warmer on a right side. I put the ice pack on it. Dr. Dexter planted his warm body by my belly and we went to a deep sleep. I woke up in 3 hours to my normal chirpy self.
If the headache hits you, start with essential oils, Peppermint is best in my clinical opinion. Find the pair of loving hands, if I am not near you, let them work your toes and your fingers for this matter. Ask me the next time and I will demonstrate these techniques. They are easy to learn and perform, I promise.