Headaches

Headaches Are Common And A Painful Condition:

Headaches can certainly be an excruciating form of pain and many people suffer from headaches at varying times. It’s a common problem and we frequently hear the words. “I’ve got a shocking headache!” These shouldn’t be taken lightly and may in fact be a symptom of an underlying problem.

It is little wonder that the consumption of analgesics in Australia is so widespread and frequent. This is certainly a symptom of our modern society and lifestyle, where the first reaction is to ‘pop a pill!’ Certainly, it may provide a temporary relief, without ever getting to the root of the problem. Sadly, many of these medications may have long term side effects.

Headaches can be caused by any one of a widespread set of conditions, or even a combination of these conditions. Among the most common, is emotional stress, anxiety or worry and this can result in tension in the neck and shoulder muscles. Occupational situations are also a common cause. This could include sitting in one position , head bent over, poor posture and even bad lighting. Much of this may come from general working conditions, depending on your type of job.

There are many other possible causes, such as poor eating habits, irregular meals, constipation and food intolerance. In females a hormonal imbalance or menstrual cycles can cause nasty headaches. Some other cause could include liver malfunction, high blood pressure, stomach acidity and sinus complaints. Also many people suffer from migraine headaches, which may be an inherited tendency.

For any of these conditions, Tony will look carefully at the cause of the headache and exactly where it occurs. He will then treat each type of headache according to the particular cause and condition. Tony will use gentle Japanese type acupuncture to treat many types of headaches, including migraine, cluster, period-related and tension type headaches.

 

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