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Top 6 causes of headaches and what you can do to take care of them naturally

8/23/2014 - At some point in one's life, a headache is going to cause some physical grief. The most common response is to pop an over-the-counter medication to relieve it. This will often eliminate the painful physical symptom, but it does nothing to help prevent the headache from happening again. Since headaches...

Bothered by headaches? Try these simple steps and remedies

7/9/2014 - Many people are constantly bugged by headaches, and while the commonly sought solution is over-the-counter medications, you could try these simple steps and remedies to obtain much-needed relief. Tension headaches are the most common type of headache and usually take place when the muscles of the...

June is migraine and headache awareness month: top foods that can help provide relief

6/18/2014 - According to the National Headache Foundation, about 37 million Americans suffer from migraine, with approximately one-fifth of them experiencing visual disturbances such as zigzags, flashing lights and blind spots (1). Forty-seven percent of adults have headaches annually (1). In addition to being...

Botox for migraines? Here are a few alternatives to consider

5/20/2014 - As controversial as it may sound, botox has now been approved for the treatment of migraines by no less than the US' Food and Drug Administration and the Medicines and Health Care products Regulatory agency of the UK. In a study featured in the journal Cephalalgia, it was discovered that those who availed...

Overuse of brain scans for American headache sufferers costs $1 billion per year

4/1/2014 - Both CT (computerized tomography) scans and MRIs (magnetic resolution imagery) tend to be overused for headache sufferers to get good images of what's not right in the brain. They both do that well, but they both have their dangers. And they are both very expensive. From 2007 to 2010, there were...

Fighting headaches: Unconventional solutions

9/5/2013 - It's safe to say that countless people wish that they'd never suffer from headache again. Unfortunately though, the list of well-known pain relievers is quite short. Aspirin and even Ibuprofen sometimes no longer work for those who frequently rely on them. Well, several promising alternatives do exist. Some...

Eliminate headaches fast with these five herbs

8/30/2013 - Almost everyone has experienced at least one or two headaches in a lifetime. Some have to put up with several headaches over time, especially those who experience migraine or cluster headaches. Migraine headaches are often debilitating with their intensity. They also often have other symptoms to...

Dump toxic pharmaceuticals and use lavender essential oil for migraine headache relief instead

8/22/2013 - America is a migraine nation. Approximately 37 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches. It's estimated that there are 2-3 million chronic migraine suffers and about 5 million have a minimum of one migraine attack per month. Even worse, 11 million Americans are moderately to severely disabled...

Four fast and effective natural remedies for headaches and migraines

7/30/2013 - Headaches. They are day-killers. You can't concentrate at work and you can't get anything done at home. All you can do is suffer until it goes away. More than 30 million Americans suffer from migraines - or one person in some 25 percent of U.S. households - and three out of four of them are women....

Got a headache? Foods and the active components within them that will alleviate even the toughest headaches fast

5/13/2013 - In today's complex, connected world, headaches are more and more common all the time. Tension headaches, which are caused by daily stressors, affect 80 percent of adults according to the World Health Organization. To exacerbate the problem is the proliferation of wireless devices and cell phone towers...

Six safe, natural solutions for getting rid of migraine headache pain

10/4/2012 - Migraine sufferers are often anxious to rid themselves of the terrible pain characterizing this condition. Health-conscious individuals choose natural treatments to avoid drug side effects. Many migraine sufferers don't realize the effects certain foods and chemicals may have on their systems, contributing...

Acupuncture helps relieve headache and back pain, study shows

9/26/2012 - Acupuncture outperformed both placebo and conventional pain therapies - including pharmaceutical drugs - in a new study conducted by researchers from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York from numerous universities in Germany and England. The study was published in the Archives of Internal...

Painkillers cause severe headaches

9/25/2012 - Taking a painkiller for that bad back or those bum knees? That could explain why you might be having so many headaches as well, according to new research from the United Kingdom. According to doctors, up to one million people in the UK have "completely preventable" headaches that can be quite severe...

What's REALLY causing your headache?

7/1/2012 - Are you sick of that throbbing, tight, aching headache day in and day out? Spending countless dollars on "headache relieving" medications, with no relief? The answer may be much easier than popping an ineffectual pill with multiple side effects, one of which is a HEADACHE! Finding the source of your...

Kick the migraine headache drug habit - Use foods, spices, home remedies for migraine headache relief

4/24/2012 - If you're wondering how do you get headaches, look no further than your diet. Although migraine headache causes may be varied, treatment for symptoms in people with headaches can be easily accomplished merely by changing your diet and including medicinal foods, spices, and a few home remedies. A...

The neurofeedback solution for chronic headaches

4/14/2012 - The March 2004 World Health Organization Fact Sheet states that headaches are the most common nervous system disorder. Tension headaches are reported by 67 percent of adult men and 80 percent of adult women. The report also indicates that 3,000 migraine attacks occur daily for every one million people....

Cupping Therapy is effective for headaches

5/7/2011 - Are you feeling stressed out by life's pressures? Perhaps you recently suffered from a headache or migraine. If so, you are certainly not alone! But don't suffer in silence - here is one of the best natural therapies you can try to treat your headache. Recent studies confirmed the effectiveness of cupping...

Use vanilla and other natural remedies to relieve and prevent headaches

3/8/2011 - For many people, vanilla may be the key for eliminating headaches. Vanilla extract contains eugenol, an essential oil that has antiseptic and analgesic properties and that helps unclog blood vessels. The ancient Egyptians discovered that vanilla beans would cure a headache almost every time regardless...

Food Culprits Trigger Migraine Headaches and Depression

7/2/2010 - Migraine headache causes include one or more triggers such as sensitivity to external stimuli, hormone imbalances, stress and a group of offending foods and additives. Prevent migraine headaches caused by food by eliminating those foods that trigger pain. Discover which foods and food additives are...

Little-known Herb Butterbur Cures Symptoms of Migraine Headaches

5/26/2010 - New research into the causes of migraine headaches reveals that a little-known herb called butterbur offers tremendous promise for migraine headache relief. Clinical trials also indicate that butterbur, discovered originally in Germany, can prevent the recurrence of devastating migraine headache pain. ...

Lavender Alleviates Symptoms of Migraine Headaches

5/22/2010 - Gentle and soothing, the common herb lavender has strong analgesic effects useful for treatment of migraines and migraine-related depression. Migraine headaches are a neurological condition accompanied by debilitating and excruciating pain. Migraine sufferers often experience "missing time" for hours...

Use Herbal Remedies for Headaches

12/30/2009 - Headaches are one of the most common ailments people experience. It is estimated that 50 million people seek medical attention for headaches every year in the US alone and over $500,000,000 is spent annually on headache medicine. There are many herbal remedies for headaches that can help you without...

Get Rid of Headaches Holistically

10/20/2009 - Nothing will ruin a beautiful sunny day like a bad headache or a horrendous migraine. And with our fast paced way of life, the current credit crunch and far too little relaxation, it is not surprising that so many people are suffering from headaches and migraines. Headaches can often be traced back...

From Headache to Jaundice: Sky-Blue Chicory Cures Liver Ailments

7/17/2009 - This time of year beautiful sky-blue flowers are blooming all along city roadsides, fields and waste areas. Chances are, this gorgeous flower is chicory (Cichorium intybus), and not only is it edible, but it has a long tradition of medicinal use, especially to detoxify the liver. Chicory is known...

Hypnosis and its Role on Children with Chronic Headaches

2/2/2009 - Everyone gets headaches. Most often, children fall victim to these sudden attacks as well. Headaches occur when certain sensitive areas of the brain become over-worked or damaged. According to the Mayo Clinic, 90% of children under the age of 18 experience headaches. The headaches might be due to stress,...

Seven Techniques for Overcoming Migraine Headaches

11/24/2008 - Migraine headaches have become all too common in our fast paced high stress world. With the hectic pace of our lives and the fear that is too often associated with the modern lifestyle including wars, terrorism, the economy, family and work, and poor quality processed foods and more, it's little wonder...

Laser acupuncture effective against headaches in children

10/13/2008 - The July 2008 issue of Pain, a prestigious peer-reviewed medical journal published by the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), featured a German study conducted by eight pediatric doctors and clinicians. The researchers attempted to determine whether or not laser acupuncture would...

Migraines More Common in Overweight Kids (press release)

8/25/2006 - Children who suffer from migraine headaches are 36 percent more likely to be overweight, according to a new U.S. study. Researchers were not surprised by the findings, as previous studies have linked obesity to migraine headaches in adults as well. "The numbers tell us that being overweight may...

Magnetic Stimulation May Ease Migraine Pain (press release)

8/25/2006 - A magnetic device that seems to help depression and seizures may also short-circuit migraine headaches in their earliest stages, a new study finds. The transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) device, about the size of a hair dryer, was able to interrupt the development of migraines, according to...

New agents linked to 'medication overuse headache' (press release)

8/24/2006 - Medication overuse headache (MOH) "remains an important problem," but the drugs most likely associated with the overuse have changed dramatically in the past 15 years, according to headache specialists. Triptans, like sumatriptan, are now an important cause of probable MOH, although these drugs...

The hidden dangers of caffeine: How coffee causes exhaustion, fatigue and addiction

10/11/2005 - Most a.m. coffee drinkers don't realize it, but their morning cups of coffee set their bodies up for a rollercoaster day of highs and lows, only to bottom out at the point of exhaustion. Just a few hours after consumption, when the artificial high dies down, many people may reach for more coffee or...

Aspartame consumption strongly associated with migraines and seizures

6/22/2005 - You can't walk into a convenience store, grocery store or restaurant without being offered a dose of aspartame. You can't buy a stick of gum or a box of mints without having to read the label like a hawk, because it's not always obvious that a product contains aspartame. Restaurant condiment caddies...

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