For several days this past week, a relative of mine suffered from painful tension headaches. We think that the pain from the headaches was also responsible for her blood pressure being up considerably beyond what it normally is.
She tried taking Aspirin, which helped some but did not provide her much relief from the headaches. Meanwhile, her BP was getting quite high, which caused many of us considerable anxiety.
A friend recommended that she try a product containing acetaminophen and caffeine specifically made for tension headaches. Although she experienced some benefit, the headaches did not go away. In fact, after a while, this product did not seem to help her much at all.
Concerned about her elevated BP, we sought professional medical advice. We were relieved to learn that her BP was not so high that it needed immediate attention. The doctor advised us to keep treating the headaches with pain medication and monitor her BP and other symptoms closely.
Some relatives came to visit us and suggested that we try massaging her scalp with coconut oil, a home remedy often used in India for such conditions. After one of them had spent about 15 minutes applying the oil to all her hair and massaging it into her scalp, she experienced remarkable relief from her tension headaches within 30 minutes or so!
Even her countenance, which had seemed sickly for a couple days, looked much better after the oil massage of her scalp. Her BP also came down considerably when we checked it next.
Apparently, this is one home remedy that really works. I’m thankful that God mercifully granted her relief without our having to go to the ER or even to a doctor’s office!
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