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Self-Help Headache Relief (Meditation)

Recently it has been on the news about how taking painkillers may actually result in more headaches. So in light of this, I decided to tell people how to get relief from headaches without the use of painkillers. Below is a step by step guide on how to get headache relief. This can be used on most headaches though I have not used this on migraines. I have a specific exercise that I have had good results in getting rid of migraines all together. However prevention is better than cure. So if your headache is alcohol, staring at a screen for too long, being in high or low light/noise, or anything else, please consider what you could do to prevent or lessen the cause.

1: Rate the headache on a scale 1 – 10, 1 being very slight discomfort and 10 being you can’t take any more.

2: Give the headache pain a colour and your relaxation (no pain) a colour as well.

3: Take a slow deep breath in through your nose and hold for a few seconds. (This works through the mouth as well, people with breathing problems can skip this if needed).

4: Each time you inhale, imagine the air is going to where the pain is. Each time you exhale, imagine the air is coming from the pain.

5: Now add your relaxation colour to the inhalation and the pain colour to the exhalation.

6: After about 30 seconds to a minute re-rate the headache. It should have reduced or disappeared by then. If it has reduced or not changed repeat for a further minute and notice any change.

One client mentioned that her pain increased if this is the case stop. The client then reported the headache gone in a matter of minutes.


Using your imagination, imagine you are breathing in a relaxation colour that is being directed and swirled around the site of pain and exhaling the pain colour. Some people like to add a refreshing smell to the inhalation.