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Homeopathy for Headaches

Updated: Jan 25



Homeopathy is an alternative form of medicine that has become increasingly popular as an effective system of natural medicne for a wide range of conditions, including headaches. Homeopathic remedies are derived from natural sources and stimulate the body’s own healing processes. They have been found to be especially beneficial in the treatment of headaches, which can be caused by a variety of factors such as stress, hormonal imbalances, muscle tension, dietary deficiencies, or environmental influences.

Headaches can range in intensity from mild to severe and may include symptoms like throbbing pain, nausea, light sensitivity, and vision changes. Homeopathic remedies are selected on an individual basis according to the specific characteristics of each case and how they relate to the particular remedy. Homeopathy is all about discovering the underlying cause of your headaches so that you can get to a place of total healing and liberation from your pain.

Here are ten homeopathic remedies to consider that have been found helpful for headaches:

1. Bryonia Alba – This remedy is indicated for a throbbing headache with aggravation from motion or pressure. It is also used when a person feels worse from heat and relieved by cold applications. The person may also experience dryness in the mouth with constipation or thirst for large amounts of cold water.

2. Gelsemium Sempervirens – This remedy is suitable for dull headaches accompanied by exhaustion, trembling, and heaviness in the eyelids; as well as feelings of being too hot or too cold. The person may feel better after sleeping or resting but worse when exposed to bright lights or loud noises.

3. Glonoinum – This remedy is indicated for high blood pressure associated with pounding headaches that worsen when lying down but improve when sitting up or walking around outdoors in the fresh air. The eyes may be sensitive to light and there may also be dizziness, heat sensations in the head, and throbbing around the temples or forehead area.

4. Cimicifuga Racemosa – Also known as black cohosh or snakeroot this remedy is indicated for headaches accompanied by neck stiffness and tingling sensations going up into the scalp area from behind one ear to behind the other ear; along with irritability and restlessness.

5. Belladonna – This is one of the most commonly used homeopathic remedies for headaches characterised by sharp pains that come on suddenly with redness of the face and eyes; along with pulsations that feel like hammer blows at regular intervals.

6. Natrum muriaticum – This remedy is suitable for those who tend toward migraines accompanied by protruding eyes; photophobia (increased sensitivity to light); vertigo (dizziness); depression; heart palpitations; hunger without appetite; craving salt; feeling worse from grief or disappointment; mental confusion; plus irregular menses.

7 . Nux Vomica – Indicated for pain located at either side of the head near the temples with a sensation as if the head were tightly bound in a bandage causing nausea and vomiting upon movement after rising from bed in the morning hours.

8 . Sanguinaria Canadensis – Suitable for cluster-type headaches characterised by intense burning pain on one side of the head over the top portion, root of the nose extending downward into the jawbone accompanied by facial flushing on the affected side plus nausea.

9 . Ipecacuanha – Indicated when the headache begins suddenly producing violent vomiting followed soon afterwards by profuse salivation with a short-lasting sense of relief.

10 . Spigelia Anthelmia – Used particularly when strong pains shoot through temples extending outward toward the eye region bringing momentary blindness followed immediately afterwards by blurred vision.

These are just a few examples among many potential homeopathic remedies that can be employed towards treating headache conditions naturally. Homeopathic remedies can help to restore the body’s natural balance and harmony which is an essential part of achieving optimal health.

So, if you’re looking for a safe and effective way to reduce your headaches naturally, look no further than homeopathy!


Remember, for chronic, long standing complaints, always consult a qualified homeopath before taking any homeopathic remedy - they'll be able to assess your individual needs and recommend treatments accordingly! With the right remedy and guidance from an experienced practitioner, you may find relief sooner than you think. Good luck!


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