By Elder Hector
The Lord is the Source of all our benefits and the Healer of all our diseases and Forgiver of all our iniquities and satisfies our mouth with good things.
“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.” John 14:1-4.
We are to remember God’s word; it is a comfort in affliction. According to Proverbs 3:5 we are to trust the LORD in all our ways and lean not to our own understanding. Matthew 6:25-36 tells us how we are not to take thought of how God will take care of us. By being comforted by God’s word and His promises, these sources can bring relief and help relieve us.
There are several reasons and contributors to headaches:
There are different kinds of headaches:
Here is a list of contributors to headaches. Intemperance: Gluttony, spices and fiery foods can cause nervousness and irritability, overindulgence. This can lead to wakefulness, heart palpitations, the wearing away of vital life forces. Also, when vital organs are not properly clad it disrupts the blood flow and interrupts proper digestion.
Exercise, fresh air, rising early in the morning and engaging in activity can get the blood flowing and increase proper digestion. Other causes of headaches include stress, lack of proper rest, eye strain, inactivity, tea and coffee and overeating etc.
Over the counter medicines for these problems are Motrin, Tylenol, Aspirin and prescribed opioids.
• About Migraine Headaches
Some are genetic. These episodes can lead to light sensitivity, IBS, Bi-polar, anxiety, panic attacks and can last 4-72 hrs. Nausea, vomiting and an “Aura “can also be an alert to an on-set and accompany it.
• Treatment: Early detection of onset of migraine, use fast acting meds, avoid things that trigger these headaches, irregularity of meals, avoid too much sleeping, inadequate water intake, MSG caffeine etc.
• Tension Headaches
Tension headaches can feel like a tight band around the head. Across the forehead, face muscles and neck.
Treatment: Tylenol or Motrin.
God’s remedies for self -care is use of an ice pack, stress management, exercise, chiropractor, massage, relaxation of muscles etc.
• Cluster Headaches
Signs are droopy, swollen or red eyes. Many mistake these headaches for seasonal allergies. Triggers include alcohol use and lack of sleep.
• Hydration- drink plenty of water
• Magnesium, approximately 600 mg orally
• Essential oils (Peppermint and lavender are great for aroma therapy)
• B-12, Co Q10 and other minerals & vitamins
• Ginger tea or powder
• Cold compresses
• Exercise and proper sleep- 8-9 hours with regularity.
Psalm 103:1-5 will help you to know that God’s promises are sure. We must follow His health plan.