Many people turn to over-the-counter pain medications to get rid of a headache, but it can be possible to relieve a headache without medication. 

For example, relaxation techniques, acupressure, or warm compresses are all home remedies that can help combat headache symptoms and give you some relief. 

Here's what you should know about headaches and how to treat the symptoms naturally. 

A headache is when you feel pain in the head or face. There are different types of headaches with varying causes, such as: 

The following are some simple strategies you can try at home to help relieve these types of headaches:

For headaches with radiating pain that starts in one area and spreads to another, like migraine headaches, cold compresses can be placed over the spot from which the pain originates, says Michael Devine, MD, internal medicine doctor and geriatrician with Devine Concierge Medicine, a primary care practice in Philadelphia. 

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