27 Aug The HealthStyle File- Migraines and Tension Headaches
1. A band of tightness that starts in the neck and slowly makes its way around the side of your head to the forehead.
2. 90% of adults have them, more women then men.
3. Lack of blood flow to the head, tension in shoulders and back.
1. 12% of people get them.
2. Lack of serotonin (a feel good chemical that your body produces).
- Stress, anxiety, fatigue, hunger, poor posture, over exertion.
- Stress, fatigue, smoking.
- Food related-wine, chocolate, caffeine, aged cheeses, processed meats, chemicals added to foods, MSG, yeast breads, drinks w/yeast such as ale and beer, some nuts can be triggers.
- Skipping meals.
How-Can you help your body to heal?
- Circulation-blood flow.
- Gentle yoga, better/deeper breathing (Headache Journal May 2007).
- 400 mg of b2 (dr only) can reduce the frequency and duration of migraines.
- Get your hormone level checked.
- Butterbur (PA free) 2x day, 75 mg tables have been shown to cut headache occurrence by 48% compared to 26% placebo (Study in Neurology 2004).