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Relax the Mind and Body with Yoga, Fight Headaches

Stress is one of the most common causes of headaches, thus, the apparent increase in the number of headache sufferers; modern life is filled with physical and mental stress the likes of which our ancestors have not experienced. Fortunately, there are many ways successfully manage stress from adopting relaxation techniques to getting at least 7 hours of restful sleep every…read more →

Headache Relief from Acupuncture Needles

Headaches are sometimes akin to sticking thousands of needles into the skull – painful pricks in the head, forehead and temple that may or may not progress into a dull ache, or a sharp pressure, or a series of blinding bursts of light. As such, the idea of sticking needles into your skin for pain relief seems counterintuitive but it…read more →

Headache Relief from Chiropractic Medicine

Did you know that 9 out of 10 Americans suffer from headaches of different types? But few of them will consider chiropractic medicine for pain relief for many reasons – fear of the unknown, dependence on drugs, and ignorance, to name a few examples. But chiropractic medicine can be an effective alternative method for pain relief, a statement with several…read more →

EEG and MRI for Headache Diagnosis

Physicians use a wide range of diagnostic techniques and technologies to diagnose medical conditions including headaches and migraines, both of which can adversely affect the quality of life among patients. Two of these diagnostic technologies are the EEG and MRI, both of which are used to “see into the body” and, in the process, determine any abnormalities in its structure….read more →

Identifying the Stress Trigger Source of Your Headaches

Stress is one of the most common triggers for headaches in both men and women for many reasons. For one thing, stress itself has physical symptoms like increased blood pressure that increases the risks for headaches. For another thing, stress has related psychological symptoms like anxiety that worsens the symptoms of headaches. In studies, men and women who suffer from…read more →

Headaches in Cancer Patients

Individuals with cancer usually complain of both primary and secondary headaches; primary headaches include cluster headaches, tension headaches, and migraines while secondary headaches are caused by an underlying medical factor such as cancer and its drugs.  Doctors work toward relieving the side effects of cancer itself and the anti-cancer drugs used in its treatment, said side effects of which include…read more →

Headaches: The Least of Your Worries in Dengue

Headaches are a common complaint in a wide range of diseases and disorders from cancers to the common cold. While headaches are not fatal in themselves, these should be resolved so as to ease the symptoms (i.e., pain) of the patient. One such disease wherein headaches are a common complaint is dengue fever.  But headaches are often the least of…read more →

Headaches and Chemotherapy: Causes and Cures

According to the American Cancer Society, chemotherapy damages the body’s healthy cells while also killing cancer cells.  Such onslaught from drugs results in damage to the body’s systems that, in turn, triggers side effects including headaches.     Many causes for the headaches can be identified but there are also as many cures for the pain.  Just be sure to talk with…read more →

When Headaches Are a Sign of a Brain Tumor

When chronic headaches become worse in frequency, severity and duration, it is just natural to wonder whether these are a sign of brain tumor.  While headaches can be a telling symptom of a brain tumor, it must be emphasized that jumping to conclusions will not do anybody good. Keep in mind that brain tumors are still uncommon while headaches are…read more →

When Headaches Become Emergencies During Pregnancy

For the lucky few, pregnancy stops migraine attacks although scientists have yet to know why.  But in most cases, headaches during pregnancy can be a warning sign of serious health problems that can affect both the mother’s and her baby’s life. Like Most People Headaches including migraines occur during pregnancy for the same causes/reasons these occur in most people.  The…read more →