Most of us suffer from tension headaches at one time or another. Tension headaches are usually caused by at tightening of the muscles of the face, neck or scalp. Some of the more common factors hat precipitated your headache could be food allergies, eyestrain, muscle tension, poor posture, too little sleep or even too much sleep! It can also be associated with hormonal changes such as menstruation, ovulation and the use of birth control pills. Another major promoter of headaches is emotional change.
Do you know that stress and anger can produce a headache? Perhaps the best strategy to ending headaches is to remove the cause. Here are some tips:
â€¢ Watch out for food allergies. Top of the watch-list includes milk, chocolate, tomatoes, food additives, artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, beer and wine.
â€¢ Supplementing magnesium can add protection against headaches
â€¢ The herb feverfew has been used for centuries to relieve headaches, migranes, fevers and arthritis.
â€¢ Try a relaxation technique
â€¢ Consider treating yourself to a regular massage or some other physical therapy to relieve tension
â€¢ Seek professional help such as a chiropractor and acupuncturist
â€¢ Psychological counselling is a good choice if the cause is an ongoing emotional situation