An ice pick headache—the type that causes a stabbing pain and usually centers in the temple area or around the eyes—is very rare. For most people, thankfully, it’s brief. In 80 percent of ice pick headache sufferers, symptoms last from one to 10 seconds. For those prone to ice pick
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Fascinating research shows passion flower benefits for anxiety and insomnia compare favorably to powerful drugs like benzodiazepines and Ambien. And, the benefits come without daytime drowsiness and other side effects.
Do you ever have wild visions or dreams that are extremely vivid and seem like real life just as you’re falling asleep? You may be experiencing hypnagogic hallucinations, a condition often associated with narcolepsy. In fact, hypnagogic hallucinations are among the four most common narcolepsy symptoms, along with sleep paralysis,
You may have heard of maca root, but what exactly is it? Native to the Andes Mountains in Peru, maca root—after harvesting—can be sundried and then processed as a supplement. Also called ‘‘Peruvian ginseng,” maca is an adaptogen, meaning it helps the body adapt to stress..
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When it comes to high blood pressure, symptoms tend to show up only when the condition is serious. You’ve heard the phrase “silent killer”? It was coined for hypertension (high blood pressure) because it can linger for a long time without you knowing before it causes a stroke or other
The migraine headache is one of the top 20 most debilitating disorders in developed countries. It is caused by a complicated interplay between predisposing genetic variants and environmental factors. How to overcome migraines? There are all kinds of treatments that can help, including natural remedies discussed below.
First, consider that migraines
Acupuncture and magnet therapy show promising results in clinical trials. Although they don’t heal the true underlying causes of depression, they may lift the individual’s spirits enough to enable them to work on the true causes.
If the idea of treating back or joint pain conjures up images of strong painkillers and invasive surgical procedures, relax—relief may lie in the hands of a skilled massage therapist. Research suggests that both structural and relaxation (Swedish) massage can be very effective, and Joseph Elder, MA, LMT, a licensed
The exotic spices of India and the East are known as rich sources of antioxidants and other nutrients that promote physical health. These nutrients, along with the rich flavors and scents of the spices, also have direct effects on mental health, with many benefits for brain fitness, functioning, and mood.