1% Thursday: Experimenting with Hot and Cold

This week: Try experimenting with heat and cold.

Often when you get a headache, you just feel like putting an ice pack on your head.  And sometimes it works.

But sometimes it doesn’t.  Don’t give up – there are other options.

For example, we’ve talked about warming your hands.  It works for a lot of people.

What about cooling your feet?  You might be surprised.

One day I tried warming my abdomen – it worked miraculously.

Try a hot water bottle on the abdomen, for example.

Some people alternate warm and cool on the abdomen, or other parts of the body, and find it helps a lot.

If one thing doesn’t work, try something else.  You may be surprised how well it works, when you thought the only option was ice on the head (which, by the way, usually doesn’t work for me.  It usually makes things worse.  But it sure helped yesterday.).

What is 1% Thursday?

1% Thursday

Every Thursday at Headache and Migraine News (weather permitting) we’ll talk about one measurable, practical thing we can do to make our lives just 1% better.  Usually it will be something very easy, sometimes it will be a challenge.  Let us know if you try it, or share an idea of your own – and maybe a year from now we’ll see that things have really changed for the better!

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  • Emily Apr 23, 2010

    tried ice on my head and my feet in warm water – helps for a while!!!

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