On these pages are natural cures for the hair and head that we have used ourselves or have verified with health books. These alternative cures may use herbs, pure essential oils, vitamins, and/or food. They are more than home remedies, folk medicine, or old wives' tales!
Talk to your doctor before making any major change. Starting a natural remedy may require your doctor to change the dose of your prescription medicines. You can read more about this in our articles.
Pregnant women have to worry about any kind of medicines possibly causing birth defects or miscarriage. Natural medicine, alternative medicine, aromatherapy, and acupressure all seem like perfect options during pregnancy. The two most well-known remedies can cause miscarriage or premature birth, but few web sites mention this.
There is a pressure point on the hand for getting rid of a headache (or most any other pain in the area of the head or face). It involves squeezing the fleshy part of the hand between the thumb and forefinger. This is one pressure point that is forbidden to be used during pregnancy because it causes contractions, and is highly effective during labor for the same reason.
The same can be said for applying or even sniffing peppermint oil. Sipping peppermint tea might be fine for the nausea that accompanies pregnancy, but women should stay away from the essential oil while they are pregnant.
Head lice do not limit themselves to "dirty" people or poor people. They enjoy the blood of "blue bloods" just as much. The parents we knew who were the most irresponible in taking care of their children's lice were a doctor and nurse couple ~ who were neither poor nor dirty.