What is a Headache?
Pain/discomfort in the head, scalp, or neck; tension headaches are the most common type.
What Causes Headaches?
Stress, depression, anxiety, lack of sleep, skipped meals, caffeine withdrawal, alcohol.
Reducing and Relieving Headaches
Lifestyle Tips to Decrease Occurrence of Headaches
- Eat regularly
- Stay hydrated
- Get adequate sleep
- Manage stress
Foods to Avoid to Prevent Headache
- Alcohol (especially red wine)
- Aged cheese
- Products containing nitrates or sulfites
Natural Remedies for Headache
Herbal Therapies for Headache
- Blue vervain
- Wood Betony
Supplements for Headache
- B vitamins
- Fish oil
Homeopathic Treatments for Headache
- Antimonium crudum
- Magnesia phos
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The Complete Homeopathic Resource by Dennis Chernin, MD, MPH ($29.95, North Atlantic Books, 2006)
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