Category: headache

Understanding Headaches and Migraines: Prevention Tips

Headaches are one of the most common complaints seen by primary care physicians and neurologists. There are different types of headaches. The two most common are migraine and tension headaches. Headaches tend to occur as the body attempts to detoxify. Nutrition is the key to effective detoxification and resolution of headaches. Overview The National Health…


Chinese Medicine: Eight Causes of Headaches, Their Origins, and Treatment

Headache is a localized pain that occurs in the head, neck, or above the shoulder. Frequent headaches not only affect one’s life, relationships, and work but also have a chance of developing into depression. Dr. Teng Cheng Liang, director of the Cheng Liang Medical Clinic, suggests eight common causes of headaches, explains their sources, symptoms,…


Caring for Concussions

A study found that many people treated for a concussion may not receive follow-up care that could improve their health. A concussion is a mild brain injury. It results from a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. Most people recover quickly from a concussion, but some have symptoms for weeks or months. A concussion…


Migraines: What You Need to Know

B.B. is a 32-year-old woman who has suffered from monthly migraines since she was about 15. The first two days of her period were so bad that as a teenager she couldn’t go to school; as an adult, she also can’t work for those two days each month. She tried multiple medications, but experienced too…


The Noble Bay Leaf

That single leathery leaf you occasionally find in your soup, it’s called bay. Bay leaf has a unique and complex taste—hints of clove, pepper, and eucalyptus with a pleasant woody bitterness. It is not poisonous, as many believe, just really hard to chew. Once bay imparts its subtle flavor to a recipe, the stiff leaf…


Banish Tension Headaches With Time-Honored Remedies

 Stress seems to be built into our daily lives, whether created by looming work deadlines, nerve-wracking traffic jams, or the never-ending demands of parenthood.  And for many, this stress is heralded by the blooming of a tension headache. Typified by a dull, steady pain – and sometimes accompanied by a band of tightness around the…


Headache Pain: What to Do When Your Head Hurts

Most of us get headaches from time to time. Some are mild. Others cause throbbing pain. They can last for minutes or days. There are many types of headaches. How you treat yours depends on which kind you have. Headaches might arise because of another medical condition, such as swollen sinuses or head injury. In…


Are Sulfites in Wine Bad for Me?

Anytime you come down with a headbanger after a glass or two of wine, it’s easy to blame the much-maligned sulfites in the drink for why you feel beaten down. But this preservative has for the most part been bestowed an undeserved bad rap. First, a little background. Sulfites are chemical compounds, or more precisely,…


Headaches Are of Different Types and Each Has Some Health Reasons, Find Out More

Knowing which kind of a headache you are experiencing can help you to treat it properly. Here, we have listed six types of headaches together with their symptoms in order to help you make a diagnosis. Although a headache is defined as a pain localized “in any region of the head,” in reality, there are many…


Dole, President’s Choice Salad Products Recalled Due to Listeria Risk

OTTAWA—A number of Dole and President’s Choice brand salad products are being recalled because of possible Listeria contamination. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says eight varieties of Dole salads and five from President’s Choice are included in the recall. All have best before dates of either Jan. 8 or 9. The products were sold at…