Visualization technique for headache relief . Visualization may be used as an alternative to over-the-counter drugs most especially if you are an expecting pregnant mother and taking OTC drugs for immediate headache relief may not be recommendable.
But pregnant or not, you may use the technique recommended by Dr. Gerald N. Epstein, M.D. director of Academy of Integrative Medicine and Mental Imagery in New York City to give you immediate headache relief as found in the book of Micahel Castleman - Blended Medicine, The best choices in Healing.
Dr. Epstein suggests to try this one:
Begin by closing your eyes and taking three slow, deep breaths. Imagine that you are looking down on top of your head. Lift off the top of your skull as if you were removing the top of the shell of a soft-boiled egg. Look inside and imagine that the your brain is a lake and that your nerve fibers are underwater plants gently waving in the current. Now imagine that the lake is being drained, and with it, all of your tension. Once drained, your brain fills with new clear water, as fresh blood circulates all around your head, your neck, and the rest of your body. Imagine replacing the top of your skull. Take a final deep breath and open your eyes.