Published: 05/12/2015 - Updated: 11/18/2018
Author: MSc. Miriam Reyes
Do you have a headache that just won’t go away? Are you unable to find what is constantly causing your neck or forehead pain? Headaches can be caused by a lot of things, either from tension, poor circulation, health or diet problems, etc. Headaches seem to be increasing in today’s world, and they could also be accompanied by other symptoms.
Common Headache Symptoms
If your head hurts, take a look at your other symptoms and see the following answers as to possible causes:
Headache accompanied by ringing in the ears: In this case, individuals experience headaches accompanied by ringing in the ear (tinnitus). The ringing is permanent and changes in intensity. Headaches in this case could start at the nape of the neck, creating intense cramps in the area. If this is your case, you need to consider a few things, primarily excessive control (caused by fears) of things or circumstances. This means that you are repressing yourself emotionally, and you may constantly feel like you need to be on the defensive, or protecting something, like to need to be listening to thing that you don’t like. In this case, it is very important that you become conscious of your feelings, and that you support yourself with some sort of therapy, like psycho-bioenergetics, which will help you understand and release your emotions.
Intense neck pain: this starts just behind the head and creates a heavy feeling or a cramp. This pain generally is caused by excessive, intense stress, or feeling like you could lose something that is truly important to you. You may not see, however, where the danger comes from. These types of individuals could have rigid, inflexible thought patterns, and could be perfectionists.
Headaches with nausea or vomiting: in this case, your body is extremely intoxicated, combined with strong feelings of repulsion. There could be something that “doesn’t fit” in your head, that you just can’t wrap your head around. This intoxication could be caused by improperly evacuating toxic waste, excessive bile in the body, or a deficient diet.
Pain in the forehead or temples: this pain appears in the front of the head and could extend further according to intensity. In this case, these individuals are very mental people. They always want to solve things with reason, they could be critical or harsh with their judgement. A lot of people think that these headaches are caused by sinusitis, but this is not necessarily the case. In this case, it could be caused by compression in the occipital Arnold nerve, which starts between the first cervical and the occipital vertebrae, running through the head from back to front, until reaching the forehead. When this nerve is compressed by stress, poor posture, hits, cramps, etc., it creates a neurological pain in the forehead, which the determines the extent of the pain.
Headache accompanied by tickling in the hands or feet (extremities): this occurs when an individual is exposed to stress or anxiety, which they have learned to live with, and perhaps no longer notice it. This stress or anxiety is caused by feelings that don’t make it to the surface. The individual is controlling too much, and doesn’t want to come into contact with the outside world, either because of fear or for not wanting to cause chaos.
Headache accompanied by dizziness: Individuals that suffer from these types of headaches, experience a sense of instability. A lot of people can’t describe it, but it’s almost as if they were in a daydream, walking in the clouds. This type of migraine is considered to be a type of mental exhaustion. This sensation is meant to “flee” from reality, but also strong desires to control experiences and feelings.
Headache with vertigo: unlike dizziness, vertigo is a sense that one is falling, or that their surroundings are moving in circles. When this happens along with a headache, and even ringing in the ears, this becomes something else. This means there is a lot of accumulated tension, along with deep feelings of fear.
How to cure a headache (or migraine) naturally
In addition to considering your emotions, we recommend you follow this advice, regardless of which type of headache you may have:
- Work with your tension, which is the general and deepest cause of all headaches. Tension can exist in your life in several ways: daily problems, fear, resistance to feelings, anger, things that irritate you that you can’t escape from, an economic or emotional crisis, criticism and self-criticism, fear of not being accepted, etc. As you can see, there’s a long list of reasons. All of this can create stress and tension, and as the head tries to find answers and solutions, becomes exhausted and tired, and the muscles, nerves, and everything else becomes tense to the point of causing pain. That’s why you should try to trust more and see life in a more relaxed light. We recommend you read the book “You Can Heal Your Life”, by Louise I. Hay.
- For any patient with a headache, we recommend relaxation exercises, which help release tension. Abdominal breathing is the most recommendable. For this, individuals focus on their abdomen and inflate it when inhaling, deflating their belly on the exhale. They need to focus on the breathing and repeat this until the headache begins to disappear.
- Good massages can help stimulate circulation and energy, and removing excess energy from the body.
- Every headache needs to be considered with a psycho-bioenergetic or biodecoding session, whereby an individual feels their emotions and help release things they feel or perceive. This is a key point for complete healing for this type of condition.
Things you may not consider, which could cause a headache
- Spring mattress, or a poor-quality mattress: posture while sleeping is a basic point for allowing the body to rest. If you don’t have a good mattress, this could be creating tension in the body, and causing headaches, because you are not resting properly.
- Thick mattress: if your mattress is thicker than 16cm, it will create problems, just like mattresses that are too hard. These types of mattresses prevent the body from moving and spreading weight out appropriately, causing certain deformities and tensions in the body.
- Using tall or hard pillows.
- Sitting or standing improperly: poor posture while sitting or standing could create tension in nerves and cervical muscles, creating intense neck and head pain.
- Lack of liquids: not drinking enough water could be another factor that unleashes headaches. You should drink at least two liters of fresh water a day.
- Constipation: creates toxemia along with a long list of other diseases, like headaches.
- Deficient diet, which creates excessive toxins, and therefore toxemia. This is one of the most common causes of headaches. You should include citrus juice and fresh vegetable juices in your daily diet, avoid processed foods or fast food, and try to relax when you eat.
- Liver problems: the liver is a cleansing organ. If it does not work properly, you could suffer from headaches. Drink one glass of warm water every day, with the juice from one lemon. This will cleanse your blood and liver, and will help the body remove accumulated toxins.
- Lack of exercise: we all know that exercise helps mobilize accumulated tensions throughout the body. If you live a sedentary life, and neither blood nor energy is circulating properly through your body, this could truly accentuate your headaches. We recommend practicing yoga or taichi, or some sort of physical exercise that you enjoy, like dancing, for example. Exercise also creates endorphins, which are happiness and well-being hormones. Pain often times arises from the fact that, deep down, you don’t enjoy what you do, and your head needs healthy hormones to feel good.
- Being in front of the computer for too long, or having tired/sick vision: if you use screens a lot, give yourself space every 2 hours to rest your eyes, and relax your vision for at least 5 minutes.
It is very important that you consider all of this because, as you can see, this is a life activity. Headaches are not normal, and they can be cured completely. Do not fall into the trap of thinking that there is no way to get rid of the pain. Headaches reduce memory, concentration, they will make you irritable, hypersensitive, tired, and will rob you of you willpower and motivation. The body was made to enjoy life, to try to give it the best of the best.
- Hay, L.L. 1984. You can heal your life. Paperback: 272 pages. Publisher: Hay House Inc.; 2 edition (January 1, 1984). Language: English. ISBN-10: 9780937611012. ISBN-13: 978-0937611012. ASIN: 0937611018
Revised by: Dra. Loredana Lunadei on 11/18/2018
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