if the brain itself is insensitive to pain, several areas of
the head such as the scalp, face, mouth and throat have
pain-sensitive nerve fibers, which can hurt. Headache - or
cephalgia - commonly refers to any type of pain that would
appear in these sensitive regions of the head.
can be divided into two categories: Primary headaches, such
as stress headache, cluster headache and migraine headache,
which are not associated with any disease; And Secondary
headaches which are associated with disease.
are the most common disorder of the nervous system.
Everybody suffers from headache at one point in their life,
but for 55 million Americans, it is a chronic experience.
According to the World Health Organization, one adult in 20
suffers from frequent headaches, with females being more
exposed than males.
can be extremely disabling and may very negatively affect
the lives of people who suffer from them. Work capacity is
reduced for such people, which can negatively affect their
capacity is also diminished as the pain, or the fear
thereof, may make people more irritable. Some people with
migraine may even have to constantly pay attention to what
they eat, what they see, and even what they smell, as some
strong or unpleasant sensations may trigger pain.
headaches are seen as such a common, benign disease,
people who suffer from them on a regular basis also have to
face the incomprehension of their peers. This social barrier
may also prevent people from seeking medical attention and
looking for an appropriate treatment. However before being
treated, a headache needs to be "identified".
already seen that there are two main categories of headache:
Primary and Secondary, each subdivided into many different
subtypes. Their symptoms may vary as well as their causes
and, obviously, the way they can be cured. This is why they
need to be effectively identified by a doctor in order to
receive appropriate treatment.
headache, also known as tension headache, is the most
common type of primary headache and accounts for nearly 90%
of all headaches. It is traditionally seen as stress-related
or relating to musculoskeletal problems in the neck.
headache is mostly episodic and may last from a few
minutes to a few hours, but may persist for several days in
the most severe cases. It is usually described as a constant
pressure, usually on both sides of the head, or spreading
around it, occasionally also affecting the neck.
is slightly different and is thought to most certainly have
a genetic basis. Migraines are caused when the brain
releases pain causing inflammatory substances, which spread
around the nerves and vessels of the head. Migraine usually
happens on a monthly basis and last for a few hours, with
accompanying symptoms such as nausea and intolerance of
normal levels of light and sound.
headaches are generally frequent, short lasting and
extremely painful. They occur in clusters of 6 to 12 weeks
every one or two years, usually at the same period of the
year. The pain is extremely severe and affects the whole
head, usually starting with the eye, and then affecting the
forehead, nose and mouth. It is much less common than other
types of headache and primarily affects men.
are usually treated with over-the-counter painkillers such
as aspirin, ibuprofen or paracetamol. A doctor may also
advise to avoid some common triggers such as noise or
Magnesium and Vitamin B2 have also proven effective in the
treatment of migraine. Drugs however are costly and may have
undesired side effects, especially for people who must take
them on a regular basis. This is why you might want to
consider another way of preventing and fighting the various
types of headache.
and NLP (Neuro-linguistic programming) have indeed proven to
be effective and can help you to eliminate pain in any part
of your body, including the head, as well as becoming
more relaxed at the same time. Stress is a very common cause
of headache, and specific hypnotic techniques exist to
eliminate both stress and headaches within seconds.
who suffer from migraine or cluster headache can usually
feel the first symptoms before the migraine actually occurs,
and may learn self-hypnosis techniques to abort them before
they become too painful. Therapists who understand how
disabling a headache can be have developed these methods.
treatment is a drug free modality that will help you find
the relief you have been looking for. Headache is a serious
condition with various forms affecting millions of people
worldwide. Learn to fight it and to relax with the soothing
method of self hypnosis.
B. Densky, CH is an NGH certified consulting hypnotist
and NLP Practitioner. He has developed a very effective
headache and migraine relief hypnotherapy program. His
site also offers a free video self-hypnosis
blog, MP3 downloads, a comprehensive hypnosis
research library and video
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