3 no-pill headache cures

Patients who tested these therapies got fewer and less intense headaches

As if recurrent headaches weren’t bad enough, your painkillers may trigger rebound headaches. Consider three alternative remedies tested in a Swedish study:

  • Physical training – special neck and shoulder exercises.
  • Relaxation therapy – muscle-releasing, breathing and stress-coping techniques. Many hospitals have programs that teach both physical training and relaxation therapies.
  • Acupuncture – in this study, patients had weekly sessions for 10 to 12 weeks.