Tension Type Headaches or Migraine HeadachesSymptoms!
Our research concluded that over 20 different types of headaches can be identified. But the list can easily be broken down into three categories – Tension type headaches, Migraine headaches, and Cluster headaches. We put our focus on Tension and migraine headaches because these two types make up the majority of all headaches. More and more experts, including the Mayo clinic, believe that chronic tension headaches can evolve into migraines and that while having a migraine, a lot of people will develop a tension type headache in addition to the migraine.
Tension headaches are the most common type and are normally described as having a band around the head, continually getting tighter and tighter causing more and more pain. Most typical tension-type headaches last from 30 minutes to 6 hours.
Most doctors and researchers concur that tension-type headaches are a result of muscle tightness, which restricts blood flow to the head, decreasing the amount of oxygen getting to that area, which results in the headache pain. Tight muscle, poor posture, clogged arteries, low blood oxygen levels are some of the items that could create that condition.
Migraines on the other hand are quite different. There are both classic and common migraines. Migraine headaches are often accompanied by nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light or sound. About 15% of migraine sufferers, those with classic migraines, experience something called an aura before an attack. The aura may include visual distortions, such as wavy or jagged lines, some people see dots or have tunnel vision. The aura can also include smelling strange odors or a change in the way something tastes. Not everyone will feel the same thing, it’ll be different for everybody.
Neither we nor the medical community can say with any clarity what the exact cause of a migraine is. Doctors and researchers will tell you that there are two basic theories for the causes of migraine headaches. The first is that the blood supply is disrupted by irregular constriction and dilation of the blood vessels in the brain. The second is that something creates electrical hyperactivity within the brain. There is a strong consensus that changing levels of the hormone serotonin may be the main cause of the disturbance. Our conclusion is more simplistic. You are simply out of balance. Your body is either #1 overloaded with toxins or #2 it is lacking some important ingredients for health, to prevent headaches.
If you’re like most people who have headache pain, you want an instant fix. And you shouldn’t have to experience pain. So, we’ll show you some techniques that will provide temporary relief. However, that’s only the beginning. It’s our belief that you can get rid of headaches forever by using a holistic approach. We will define for you what that holistic approach entails.
The holistic approach looks at what it would take to bring balance in all parts of your being: the body, the mind, and the spirit. Everything within you is connected. Every system and every cell of the body are interweaved together. If you change one aspect of your living habits, the body will start to adapt to that change. The body is a living organism, and as such will change and adapt whenever a stimulus is applied, whether that stimulus is good or bad.
Start listening to your body and what it is trying to tell you. Listen to it on a more and more subtle basis. Instead of thinking “I’m getting a headache, I need to take a pill”, start listening to what’s actually going on that’s creating that headache. Don’t consciously look for an answer, listen to the answers that the subconscious provides. The subconscious will tell you what’s creating your headache. Those answers won’t come as a voice in your mind, but will normally appear as a “knowing”. Holistic thinking looks beyond the symptoms and stays with the problem until the source, or the cause, can be identified.
So, what is the source of your pain? Is it the headache itself? No, not really. The pain is a symptom created by many different factors.
If you can reflect on what happened before your felt the headache, you’ll gain valuable insights. Every piece of information is a clue. Start to notice what was going on, what happened just before you felt the headache. Every one of those little pieces of information that you collect will start to add to the big picture.
Start asking yourself, (your subconscious mind) what happened before the headache came on, what was I doing, what did I eat, where had I been, what was I feeling emotionally. By collecting the pieces and putting them together one at a time, you’ll become the master of your own destiny.
If you can be headache free for one minute, you can do it for 5, if you can do it for 5 minutes, you can do it for a half hour. Little by little, you can be headache free the rest of your life.
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On the DVD we discuss treatments for both tension-type headaches and classic and common migraine headaches. We include information from the medical community, such as the Mayo clinic. On top of that, we show a variety of solutions that make complete sense, but that most doctors are hesitant to recommend, because the subjects are not taught in medical schools. We include relaxation techniques to relieve mental stress, self massage techniques for physical stress, shiatsu and acupressure points to get energy flowing through the meridians of the body, and breathing exercises, another outstanding stress buster. Stretches, and exercises which rejuvenate the body and enhance cellular health. Aromatherapy, using essential oils, which is like using nature’s medicines, to reduce both mental and physical stress. And some very important information on what role nutrition plays in your well-being.
We’ll talk about the importance of journaling and how it can start to give you a handle on what may be triggering your headaches. Journaling will also help you discover your successes. It’s a way of discovering those subtle clues to those pieces of the puzzle you’ll be looking for.
All these techniques will assist in eliminating your headaches.
This video provides the new knowledge you’ll require in order to implement new thinking, which will get you beyond your headaches. While you’re on the journey, it will take a constant re-evaluation of your condition and situations. It’s best to remember that the holistic path never ends, there is no destination, only a continuing journey.
Just imagine yourself experiencing a pain free life, with no more monthly down time. Without the worry about getting a headache, we can be more spontaneous and our schedules more flexible. Without having headaches in your life, you’ll have the ability to work and function when you need to – you won’t have to withdraw from others emotionally, from your family, or your spouse. You’ll be able to attend to your job or your family and friends, when they demand that attention – whether it is enjoying a play – going to your kid’s school program – skiing – activities with friends.
As simple as it appears, a throbbing head is not the only symptom of a tension type headache. That tight band around your head is probably the most predominate symptom and the one you recognize because is gets the greatest draw of your attention. As you develop a more complete awareness of what is going on in your body you will start to become aware of other symptoms; such as muscle tension when it starts to develop and perhaps relate it to stressors in your life, lack of sleep or nourishment, or under-hydration. You can sometimes experience the headache portion symptom of a hangover without having used alcohol or tobacco both of which deplete / strip the body of required nutrients to maintain health. By wearing a stress dot, a watch with heart rate monitoring capabilities, or keeping track of your blood pressure, you may pick up on early symptoms of heart variations and / or circulatory problems.
People who experience Migraines have a greater number of symptoms of which to become aware of. A migraine will many times be preceded by a warning or an event that lets you know that a migraine is coming. Some people experience Aura’s, others can get a spurt of energy or just an extraordinary feeling of elation, on the other hand it may be that you get drowsy and become irritable, and may include some depression. At other times it may be a craving of some sort, possibly for something sweet. If you can become better attuned to any of these symptoms then the possibly of taking action to prevent the onslaught of the actual headache is possible.
The symptoms of an actual migraine most likely include; a throbbing or pounding pain that normally locates itself on one side of the head or the other. Many times the eyes become extremely sensitive to light and sound can also be an aggravation. Migraines symptoms can also include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, other indicators or symptoms might be cold hands and feet or the face becoming drained of blood (pallor), possibly due to circulatory issues.
Be aware that migraines can convert themselves into tension type headaches and vice versa. Too often a label is applied to an aching head and because of that label we tend to overlook other symptoms that could be cured or those symptoms if deciphered properly may indicate a treatable condition.