Here’s a quick home remedy for the next time you have a headache: Chew celery. Or carrots. Or anything hard-and-healthy.Seriously. Exercising those jaw muscles can loosen things up and make you feel a whole lot better – depending on the type of headache you have.
Just don’t eat too much celery. It you do, you might find your jaw muscles getting sore, or getting tense, and you might end up with a headache the next day. That’s why people that chew a lot of gum can end up with jaw problems and headaches.
And here’s a bonus tip: If you try the first tip and discover that it works, it may be a sign you have problems with your jaw. There could be damage to the joint, or you could be over-using your jaw muscles by chewing, or grinding your teeth at night. Have a specialist check for damage, but even if there isn’t actual damage you could have tired muscles from teeth grinding or clenching. And that’s a great recipe for headaches.