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What is a natural cure for chronic headaches?

I am a 36 year old male and I have chronic headaches. What is a natural cure for chronic headaches?

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I can’t say that there’s one particular medication which will “cure” any headache. They treat the pain. . You’re also not indicating the type of headache that you have. Are they migraines, sinus headaches cluster headaches or tension headaches. The treatment would be different depending on the type of headache. Also, do you have sleep apnea? This can also put you at risk you for headaches as well. But, if you’re asking for a natural way to approach headaches in general, One may first try diet and exercise. Make sure you exercise in 30 minutes five times a week at a minimum. Eliminate sugar, artificial sweeteners, MSG, foods with tyramine and nitrates from your diet. Lower your caffeine but expect a rebound with caffeine reduction. Reduce your stress and make sure you are having appropriate hydration and adequate quality sleep.
There are many natural remedies for headaches. It depends on the cause, of course. Generally, I like to utilize oral magnesium, acupuncture, and western herbs such as feverfew.
Drink more water.
Deep breathing techniques /meditation.

There are many factors that could contribute to this. Above are 2 ways to decrease headaches.
Biofeedback May help
First an MRI of the brain to rule out any serious pathology. If you drink alcohol, take vitamin B1( thiamine) 100mg daily. Check BP with headache. BP must be less than 140/90 to rule out Hypertension head ache. Try Tiger Balm, Willow Bark, Boswellia, Cherry, Curcumin and Nattokinase. Also, Niacin, low dose.

Magnesium, butterbur, and beet root.

Dr. Liz