Which Balm Is Best For Headache?

Headaches – Who Needs Them?

So, which balm is good for headaches? Headaches are the bane of everyone’s lives. There cannot be a person alive who has not suffered with a headache at some point in their life. Not all headaches are self-induced (or alcohol related!), so what can you do when a headache sneaks up on you and threatens to ruin your concentration, or worse still, your special event? Well first and foremost, you need to know what kind of headache you have (yes, there are different types of headache) and then you will be able to take steps to alleviate it. Although there are many different kinds of headaches, they fall into 4 main types: tension, cluster, migraine or sinus headaches.

Tension Headaches

Tension can be caused by stress or feeling under pressure. These types of headaches are the dull relentless thudding headache that radiates across the forehead but is mainly felt at either side of the head. This can be felt on both sides at the same time or it can be just one sided. These headaches make you feel a lot of pressure in the head.

Cluster Headaches

These headaches tend to centralize around one eye or on one side of the head and can make you feel very heavy-sided. The pain is more severe than the dull thudding of the tension headache. Often people with cluster headaches can also have a physical symptom such as a drooping eyelid.

Migraine Headaches

Migraine headaches are particularly common in females, especially around the time of their menstrual cycles, although they can occur to anyone at any time. They are usually quick in onset and very severe pain. Many migraine sufferers will have distorted vision (classical zig zag lines), usually on one side. This pain is usually accompanied by extreme sensitivity to light, sound and nausea. The ability to function is very difficult, as the cognitive abilities are also affected. Migraine headaches can last from a few hours to a couple of days. Often a person who has had a migraine attack will feel out of sorts for a few days afterwards.

How To Help Ease Headaches

There are a variety of over the counter (as well as specialized) medications and tablets available, but many people prefer not to punish their bodies with unnecessary medication, if possible, particularly if the headache goes on for more than a few hours. Herbal remedies can be equally as effective as Paracetamol, Ibuprofen or Aspirin. One of the best ways to quickly tackle any headache is with White Tiger Balm. This effective balm is known for its soothing qualities and it gets to work fast. The eucalyptus, camphor and menthol contained in the balm helps to dilate the blood vessels, thus easing the headache pain. The clove oil helps to alleviate the feeling of nausea associated with the headaches. Next time you have a headache, try White Tiger Balm first.

Sinus Headaches

Sinus headaches are often accompanied (or following) a cold or flu-like symptoms. They manifest as pain in the face, primarily at the top of the nose and around the eyes, although the pain can also be felt towards the ears at the side of the head. As well as the pain you may also experience swelling. These types of headaches often clear up after the cold infection has passed, although sometimes they can continue for many weeks afterwards.

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White Tiger Balm Blend

White Tiger Balm

The white is one of the biggest brand names in the balm world. This Balm is world renown for its ability to sooth aches and pains. The White Tiger Balm active ingredients consist of Camphor, Menthol, Eucalyptus Oil and Clove Oil.

When blended together in precise amounts, the White Tiger Balm is born. When topically applied, this balm can provide relief from headaches, stuffy noses, itchy skin or rashes and insect bites. The amazing properties of this balm can also act as a fast pain relief for over-worked or strained muscles and sprains.

Tiger Balm’s amazing pain relief properties attracts athletes worldwide. If you enjoy a long runs or plenty of gym time, this balm is for you!

You can learn how to perform the correct Thai massage techniques and if you’re curious you can learn about the balm ingredients.