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To relieve tension headaches, try acupressure on the UB10 points at the nape of your neck. For migraines, press the GB20 at the back of the skull where the neck muscles join the skull. For sinus headaches, press the BL2 pressure points at the end of the eyebrows above the bridge of the nose. For neck pain, press the LI4 point at the groove behind your knuckles, between your ring finger and little finger.
Most Chinese foods and fast foods contain Ajinomoto. Research on its side-effects show that it is best avoided. It is known to cause infertility, migraine, chest pain, hypertension, and obesity. the side effects discussed here may vary from person to person, but research has shown that it is overall not a recommended ingredient.
Learn your personal triggers (with the idea of eliminating them!) by jotting key clues in a headache diary. Wear prescription sunglasses while driving in the day and anti-glare glasses in the night or while working on a computer. Eat meals on a regular schedule and don't let yourself get dehydrated. Downsize your stress and be sure to get a good night's rest.
Drink ginger tea or chew a piece of ginger at the onset of a migraine. Fish oil too can help with its anti-inflammatory benefits. Apply chamomile oil (diluted with sesame oil) or peppermint oil (diluted with alcohol) on the forehead. Put a cold compress on the affected area for 15 mins; then keep it off for 15 mins before using it again. Get a head massage or try Ayurvedic techniques like shirodhara. Meditation and deep breathing exercises can also help.
Migraines are caused by an abnormal brain activity, which makes any kind of sensory stimuli like light, sound, or touch painful for you. These worsen the pounding headaches that migraines cause. The most common triggers are foods or drinks like cheese, soy, and alcohol, stress, lack of sleep, dehydration, weather change, and hormonal change during periods. Any change in routine that upsets your sleep-wake pattern or meal times can also cause migraines. Keep a diary to know and avoid your triggers.
Eat at regular intervals, while at the same time, avoid fasting or skipping your meals. Slash green chili, strong tea or coffee from your diet. Avoid hurting the sense organs with excess strong perfumes, bright lights, loud noises, or boiling or freezing bath water. Wear sunglasses to avoid direct sun exposure. Be sure to get at least 7 hrs of sound sleep. Quit smoking!
Try sex to cure migraine pain and cluster headaches. Even masturbation works, provided you orgasm. Orgasm boosts chemicals like endorphins, serotonin, and dopamine, low levels of which are linked with migraine. These reduce your perception of pain and induce a sense of relaxation. Oxytocin released during sex also makes for restful sleep. But don't try sex if you are prone to explosive headaches during an orgasm.
Seizures are often the first reason people suspect brain tumor. Other brain tumor symptoms include persistent headaches, nausea, fatigue, and vision problems. As the brain controls the functions of different body parts, depending on the location of the tumor, patients may experience personality change, loss of memory, balance, communication skills, and abnormal changes in the body, like growth of breasts in men and abnormally large limbs. Symptoms alone aren't sufficient to detect a brain tumor; a CT scan or an MRI is required.
Hemicrania continua is a rare headache that can be either chronic or episodic. Read on, learn more about the causes, preventive steps and treatment options.
Parasitic worms excreted by snails in water cause schistosomiasis, which leads to bladder bleeding, liver damage, kidney failure, and cancer. Rat lungworms, carried by snails, are transmitted through uncooked snail meat and cause headaches, numbness, and spasms. Avoid raw snail meat and meat from unreliable sources.
Finger pressure on the right spots can work wonders to help you sleep like a baby. The minor physical alterations, brought about by applied pressure, restore the body’s energy balance and leaves you stress free. Shiatsu helps subdue environmental, medical, and mental insomnia stimuli. It cumulates dispersed “shen” to the heart and relieves pain, allowing you to sleep peacefully.
Headaches caused by summer heat are mostly migraines. Sometimes they can be tension-type headaches or sinus too. Your risk for headache rises by 7.5% with every 5°C rise in temperature. To avoid an attack, wear sunglasses and a wide hat, don't skip meals, and keep yourself hydrated. Once an attack is under way, drink water, eat ginger every 4 hours, rub a peppermint oil-based gel on your temples, and try deep breathing and meditation.
Salt and migraine may have a link after all. It has been seen that people who eat less salt have more migraines. But there's little evidence on whether salt can cure migraine pain except when it is triggered by dehydration. Salt may even inhibit the curative effect of serotonin in narrowing dilated blood vessels. Ayurveda claims that migraines are caused by a pitta dosha imbalance, which is made worse by salt. Don't rely on salt to cure your migraines.
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