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Friday, 3 October 2014

Dealing with Tension Headaches



Tension headache is the ‘normal’ form of headache suffered by most people. 90% of the headaches that people experience are actually categorised as tension headache.  This is usually a steady dull pain radiating sometimes from the back of the head to the forehead and around the whole head, sometimes accompanied by a sore neck caused by contracted muscles along this region.

Tension headache is usually caused by stress or bad postures such as can emanate from sitting down, standing, and for a prolonged period of time, etc. In the cause of this, the muscles become fagged out as a result of tension resulting from so many stress factors, and then spasms that give rise to pressure on the nerves and the resulting head pain we call (tension) headache.

Tension headaches may usually occur in a person during a stressful period in that person’s life. Some other stress factors can be as listed below: 

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Inadequate sleep, food allergies, constipation, poor diet, hormonal changes, pent-up emotions such as anger, bitterness, resentment, fear and unforgiveness, etc.

As I have always emphasised – we all need to watch very carefully what we eat and drink, and I am not one to advocate the ever continuous use of, or dependence on chemical drugs in order to stay alive. For all you know, you could be killing yourself slowly. For instance if you have not been having a regular bowel movement – say once every day, then you better watch it. Or, if for instance again, you are the type that empties his or her bowel only once or twice a week; this is a dangerous sign and most probably is what is causing your headache.

At this point you should begin to drink at least two and a half litres of clean water every day as an informed remedy that is, apart from ensuring you consume more of whole foods.