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What are some natural treatments for a tension headache?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiologist (Heart Specialist)
Instead of popping a pill, try these natural cures to relieve your tension headaches. Their efficacy proves that you can find relief outside of a bottle.
  • Peppermint oil: Apply this oil to your hairline; it creates a cooling sensation that relaxes the muscles in your head and neck. You can find this oil in health stores for $6.
  • Ginger tea: You can buy fresh ginger at your local grocery store. Crush up an inch of ginger root and add it to boiling water. This homemade tea reduces inflammation in about the same amount of time as it would take an aspirin to work.

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