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medical assistance if you feel it is right for you.
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Effectively there are two kinds of headache.
1) Primary - those which occur self induced,
through emotional issues
2) Secondary - those which are serving as warnings
to other aliments.
Not all headaches are caused by tension. These are
the kind of headache which is caused by stress, anxiety, tiredness. Usually
these headaches are temporary, but on occasion may become chronic - and this
is where you need to seek out help and/or visit the doctors surgery. If a
tension headache lasts for more than 3 days please see your doctor or
physician or healer. (Remember I am not a medical professional, so if in any
doubt see your doctor).
A tension headache feels like a vice in your head,
it feels like muscle contractions going on in your head.
Look to the cause. You probably know what you've
done to bring on this headache.
What is stressing you out? What is making you sad?
What is making you angry? If it's a case of tiredness, then go sleep. Are
you are anxious about something? are you worried about something? do you
feel guilty? do you feel hopeless?
This is by far the simplest example of showing how
you FEEL affects your body.
If you eliminate the stress, the worry, the
tiredness then you wouldn't have a headache in the first place. Your
emotions, Your feelings play a far greater part in your health than you may
Headaches of course, can also be developed due to
other illness. Toothache can bring on headaches (undoubtedly because you are
worried about the tooth). Eye strain can bring on headaches (goes without
saying, take a break, close your eyes, your eyes are forming the headache
because you have continued to keep them open). Repetitive loud noise can
create a headache (you need to seek someplace quiet, because your body is
showing you that the noise is too much for you spiritually).
One by one, if you fail to recognise what is going
on with your body, other symptoms will kick in.. generally starting with
headaches, but may start with aches in other areas.
Tension headaches are warnings. So what is your
body warning you about?
If the tension is around the brow area.. ask
yourself these questions.. Are you having
trouble trusting yourself or your intuition? Are you having problems
focusing on something (not with sight), are you feeling distracted, unable
to concentrate on one thing, or trying to avoid focusing on something?, Are you having
trouble seeing the bigger picture, are you being narrow-minded? are you being
These questions require you to at least be truthful
with yourself. To assist your healing, you need to remove the cause of the
headaches. So if you can pin point the cause, then we then need to settle
down and work on that issue.
Migraines literally put you on hold, for hours and
sometimes days. They start as a dull ache and develop into a constant
throbbing, sometimes with nausea and sickness. You get a real sensitivity to
light and noise. You may experience visual problems, numbness, dizziness
and in some cases temporary motor paralysis. Your senses are tested big
time. Your blood vessels become enflamed.
These can also be triggered by stress, tiredness
(and even too much sleep), eating irregularly, by eating certain foods such
as caffeine, chocolate, alcohol. They can be triggered in women during
Why does food trigger a migraine? Simple - you are
not supposed to be eating THAT food. Start giving your body what it does
need. It may be that your body has more than enough of the vitamins and
minerals from which come from this food and simply cant 'take on' anymore.
It's a warning to say STOP. It's the same principle as food allergies. You
need to listen to your body and give it what it needs and stop giving it
what it doesn't want.
Self help, well you wont feel like doing much
during a migraine anyhow, so lay in a dark quiet room and rest. Look at your
triggers and to help yourself eliminate the issue in the first place.
Massage and Acupuncture can also help. The migraines WILL stop if you
eliminate the cause.
Cluster headaches come in 'groups', you would get
about 3+ headaches in a day. They are often associated with allergies (which
goes back to my point about other conditions causing the headaches to put
YOU on alert). They come with no warning, just BAM, there they are.
Again, look at the issues that may be causing them.
Notice when they are triggered.
It's not only women who get these. Hormones
actually induce your pain response. Hormones regulate how your body turns
food into energy. Hormones control your growth and maintenance in your body.
Menstrual migraines are caused by estrogen (The
female sex hormone). The levels of estrogen raise and lower during a
menstrual cycle. If you take oral contraception, you may find you are
experiencing more menstrual headaches than you do without.
Basically, what your body is telling you is that
your hormone levels are imbalanced.
I will eventually go into details about how to
eliminate PMT altogether. I no longer get PMT/PMS of any kind.. it's
liberating and I fully sympathise with those who do suffer from it. Its
ghastly, but it is your body informing you of an imbalance which NEEDS to be
But you'll notice with PMS/PMT that the headaches
are usually accompanied by several other symptoms such as acne, back ache,
breast pain - along with cravings of salt, chocolate, alcohol... Listen to
your body.. If you are craving something, give it to your body.. it's asking
for it in almost the same way as a baby cries when it's hungry.
This occurs when your sinuses become inflamed. You
will note that the best way to treat this headache is to treat the
Caused by an abnormality in the brain or skull,
tumor, aneursym, meningistis etc. If your headaches are accompanied by
imbalance, confusion, seizures, speech impairment, please see a doctor.
These organic headaches are informing you that
there is something even bigger that needs healing within your body.
Overuse of medication can trigger a rebound
headache. This is your body telling you 'Oi, watch it!' If you are using
over the counter treatment more than twice a week, you may be at risk of a
rebound headache. Listen to your body, don't give it what it doesn't need.
On a health level, ensure you eat regular meals and
get enough (not too much) sleep. Ensure you are drinking enough
water/fluids. Avoid any trigger foods, avoid excessive over-indulgence of
food or drink.
On an emotional level, try to avoid
stress, try to
manage your emotional responses, try not to worry! Ok - so all that is
easier said than done. I know, I've been there too.
On an emotional level, in regards to sadness,
depression and hopelessness. I would suggest to start focusing on the things
you are able to feel grateful for.
Please click here to read more on APPRECIATION
On the mental level, I
would say DECIDE. Stress and Worry can be eliminated with a few decisions. Please
click here to read more on DECIDING.
In regards to ANGER and FEAR, I would suggest
releasing blame and letting go. Please
click here to read more on LETTING GO