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Headache Cures: 9 Strategies to Ease the Pain

Headache Cures: 9 Strategies to Ease the Pain

Headaches can hit without notice, and multiple types may require different treatments. But there are simple headache cures you can try—strategies to relax tense muscles and stress, both of which can trigger headaches.
More complex headache cures include injections you may more commonly associate with cosmetic procedures. There are a

Peppermint Benefits: Relief for IBS, Tension Headaches, and More

Peppermint Benefits: Relief for IBS, Tension Headaches, and More

Peppermint benefits include the treatment of digestive disorders and other conditions including headaches, according to the results of two reviews, one published in American Family Physician and the other in the British Medical Journal.

As more human studies demonstrating the effectiveness of encapsulated peppermint oil have been published over the past

Frequent Headaches? Identify the Type to Get the Best Treatment

Most people experience an occasional headache that is relieved by an over-the-counter pain medication. However, if you have headaches that frequently affect your ability to function, don’t assume that there’s no solution. Work with your physician or a specialist to identify what type of headaches you have so you can

Ice Pick Headache Signs and Symptoms

Ice Pick Headache Signs and Symptoms

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

What Causes Headaches?

What Causes Headaches?

The first thing that might surprise you is that what causes headaches isn’t related to anything going on in your brain—in fact, your brain doesn’t feel pain, because it doesn’t have any pain receptors (the nerve endings that are found throughout the body, and that transmit pain signals). But your

When to Be Concerned About Headache

For most of us, an occasional headache is nothing more than a minor inconvenience. But for some, headaches can strike repeatedly. At their most benign, these headaches are the result of lifestyle and behavioral factors, and addressing these factors can significantly improve quality of life. In other cases, a headache

From the Editor: Easing Pain Without Drugs

As we age, we often hear from parts of our bodies that have run on “auto pilot” forever—a knee hurts, our back aches, we wake up stiff and sore. Many of us immediately reach for the painkillers, but some of these can cause harmful side effects in older adults—in fact,

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