Homeopathy for Headaches
Many of us suffer from occasional headaches. These headaches may function as a barometer indicating the level of stress that we are under. They may be brought on by a variety of causes such as emotional difficulties, skipping meals, getting too hot or cold, bad posture, or lack of sleep. Fluctuating hormonal levels can also play a role in women’s headaches and may be related to the menstrual period or menopause.
There are two major types of headaches: vascular headaches and tension headaches. Vascular headaches include migraine and cluster headaches. These are caused by the blood vessels in the head and brain constricting and then widening. The homeopathic remedies listed in this article can be useful for temporary relief of migraine or cluster headaches. Many people have experienced permanent or long- term relief of these headaches following constitutional treatment by a qualified homeopath.
Tension headaches are usually caused by the contraction of muscles in the upper back neck, and scalp. The first thing to do if you are experiencing this type of headache is to identify the brought it on- and then remedy it. Making up that missed meal, taking a nap or a soothing warm bath may be all you need to rid yourself of a tension headache. Relaxation exercises, deep breathing, or meditation can also be very useful in helping those muscles to relax and let go. If you frequently respond to stress in this way, homeopathic constitutional treatment may be the answer.
If simple measures have not done the job, you may wish to try one of the homeopathic remedies that are known to help with headaches. These remedies are for temporary relief only. Treatment by a competent classical homeopath is best as constitutional treatment can keep them from returning if you get headaches regularly.
Any headache that is accompanied by a stiff neck and high fever, or is unusually severe or prolonged should be checked out by a medical practitioner. Headaches such as these can be indicators of more serious conditions that may require immediate medical treatment.
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