You understand that your upset stomach, dry throat, feelings of nausea and splitting headache are directly related to last night’s overindulgence.
You drank too much, and now you have a hangover.
You probably also know that you need lots of water to re-hydrate your body.
But are there any other alternative healing strategies to get you feeling better faster?
Can you actually detox quicker using some form of exercise or other
The answer to both of those questions is yes.
Exercise helps your production of serotonin, endorphins and dopamine.
These are your natural antidepressants and “feel good” rewards.
If Happy Hour turned into Happy Hours last night and you drank too much, enjoy these hangover helpers to get you feeling great once again, while also drinking lots of water.
Try a Yoga Lunge Twist
The Lunge Twist is a movement practice in yoga.
You begin with the Downward Facing Dog pose.
Start by stepping forward with your right leg. Your right knee should be directly above your right ankle. Keep your back left leg firm. Form a yoga Prayer pose with your hands in front of your chest, rotating your torso to the right. Move and raise your right elbow toward the ceiling. Hold for 5 to 10 breaths, and repeat to the left.
Get a Massage
Exercise and motion of any kind can aggravate your nausea, headache and upset stomach.
But lightly massaging your neck muscles, arms and legs can begin to produce the endorphins which movement and exercise release to make you feel good.
And when a professional does the work, you benefit from the release of oxytocin and other feel-good hormones that is related to physical contact with another person.
Go See an Acupressurist
Someone trained in the art of acupressure understands that there are energy channels and pressure points all over your body.
Due to last night’s extended session of drinking, your energy channels have become blocked at several points. A seasoned acupuncturist will understand that the Third Eye Point, Drilling Bamboo, Facial Beauty, Wind Mansion and Abdominal Sorrow points can all help relieve many hangover symptoms when gentle pressure is applied properly.
Try an Acupuncturist
Both acupressure and acupuncture are based on the same important energy points located throughout your body.
An acupressurist applies gentle pressure where an acupuncturist uses needles.
Both practices can help minimise your hungover feelings.
Blockage in your abdomen, which is common as a hangover symptom, can be treated by a licensed acupuncturist through application to your PC6 and SP4 points.
Another pair of points, LI4 and LR3, are commonly treated by acupuncturists as hangover treatments.
How about Some Hydrotherapy?
There are wonderful spas where you can enjoy scrubs and massages in just about every major city in the world.
But you can also receive some real toxin elimination benefits there when you submerge in hot water, then cold, and back again.
This fires up your circulation and bolsters your immune system temporarily.
You can also duplicate the process in your own shower at home if you are a little too hung over to venture out.