headache pain

Painkillers: A Primer on Effective—and Safe—Choices

Medications can be effective for treating pain, but they're not the only method. In fact, some people shouldn’t use painkillers at all. Others simply don’t need them because there are other ways to treat pain. Options for relieving pain without taking medications begin with conservative approaches such as losing weight, … Read More

Mind Over Matter: Does Biofeedback Work?

We are unaware of much of what our body does on a day-to-day basis. While we are conscious of picking up an object or saying hello to a friend, we don’t notice our heart beating or our muscles contracting to keep us standing upright. For many people, these unconscious body … Read More

How to Avoid That Caffeine Headache

If your usual morning routine includes downing a strong cup of coffee, then any departure from this habit could result in a caffeine headache. This is because caffeine isn’t just a stimulant—it also has what’s called a “vasoconstrictive” effect, which means that it narrows blood vessels, including those situated in … Read More

3 Therapies for Natural Migraine Relief and Other Headache Remedies

With over 45 million Americans experiencing recurrent headaches, researchers are continually searching for safer and better treatment options, including integrative headache remedies and therapies for natural migraine relief. Medical experts recommend that headache sufferers DO NOT use over-the-counter (OTC) pain medications or prescription migraine drugs like triptans too frequently or … Read More

6 Home Remedies for Headaches

When a painful headache threatens to disrupt our day, our first instinct often is to take some Tylenol or Advil for relief. But if you suffer from chronic headaches, or if you’re prone to negative reactions to the main ingredients in some of these OTC pain relievers, you might want … Read More

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