Occipital neuralgia is a neurological condition that causes severe headaches, light sensitivity and scalp sensitivity.
Even though the condition is not lethal, it can cause severe pain and make even simple tasks like hair brushing or washing painful.
Although this condition often is treated with painkillers, many people are hesitant to use pain meds due to the potential for side effects and addiction.
For that reason, natural treatments are becoming a more popular option with many highly effective options available.
Tension release massage for Occipital Neuralgia
Although the pain from this condition can be felt across your head, the root cause is tension on you occipital nerves.
This tension can be relieved by using a simple and gentle massage technique as shown in the video below.
(Note: This massage requires a 2nd person, it is ineffective if you do it on yourself.)
If you would like to do an occipital release massage by yourself, we have created a tool to help you:
Using Meditation to Relieve Symptoms of Occipital Neuralgia
Relaxation is a key factor in treating occipital neuralgia and meditation is one of the best ways to relax. It can be difficult to meditate when you first begin trying so for beginners guided meditation is one of the best options available.
Guided meditation takes you through a visualization exercise that allows you to focus your mind on something. Many people find this is much easier than trying to clear the mind of thoughts completely. There are many resources available to those looking into guided meditation and it isn’t hard to find a visualization exercise that will interest you.
If you find it hard to meditate on your own at home, a membership to a spa would be a wise investment. You will be able to take advantage of many different massage options, body wraps, facials, manicures, pedicures and a whole host of relaxation benefits. Although spa memberships are often a little expensive, the benefits to your health will make the cost well worth it.
Using a pillow designed for Occipital Neuralgia
If you use a standard pillow, you are putting unwanted pressure on your occipital nerves when you sleep.
This is a huge problem, and it’s the reason why many sufferers have worse symptoms in the morning.
If you have Occipital Neuralgia, you need a pillow which does the following things:
-Takes pressure off of your occipital nerves
-Keeps your had in a safe position to prevent you from rolling into an unsuitable position when you sleep
-Strong enough to support the weight of your head for an entire night (only a strong memory foam can do this)
Based on our market research, few pillows are suitable for Occipital Neuralgia. So we decided to create a pillow which can help your with your symptoms.
For many people, using one or all 3 of these remedies will be able to reduce their symptoms to a manageable level.
Ultimately, the best option for most people is to try all of the natural remedies first before resorting to more risky options like medication or surgery.