Kay’s life was her work.
She was so obsessed with it, that all day and
every day she was working.
She was even taking her meals on her desk.
She had reached the stage where she was not
able to focus properly any more, she was irritated
and temperamental all the time.
She never had enough sleep, so she was always
feeling tired and unhappy.
Kay had not realised it, but she was suffering from
chronic stress; and this was causing her muscle
spasms and weekly long headaches.
” I must set a limit between my work and my personal
life. I must change this destructive habit of only
working every day, and add some quality to my life “,
she thought decisively ……….
A tension headache is the most common type of
headache, especially among women.
It is not harmful, although it is very uncomfortable,
distressing and exhausting.
A tension headache can be mild, moderate and in
some cases severe.
It can also be acute and chronic; and it can last
from thirty (30) minutes to six (6) hours, and sometimes
up to seven (7) days.
A tension headache can be felt as a dull and constant
pain on both sides of the head, across the forehead,
the back of the neck, on the top of the head and in
It happens when the neck and head muscles become
very tense and contract.
A tension headache is a specific type of discomfort,
which affects countless people of all ages.
The causes of a tension headache are abounding,
and they are as follows:
1) Stress ( Most Common Reason )
2) Sleep Deprivation
3) Bad Posture during the day.
4) Irregular Meals
6) Eye Strain during the day
7) Muscle Tension
8) Tiredness and Exhaustion
9) Bright Sunlight
10) Loud Noise
11) Strong Smells
12) Sleeping on More than Two (2) Pillows
13) Too Much Cold
14) Iron Deficiency
15) Having a Cold or the Flu
16) Jaw Clenching
17) Teeth Grinding
18) Too Much Heat
19) Bad Posture in bed during the night
20) Genetic Predisposition to headaches
Shake And Bake
There are many ways to avoid developing a
Here are a few tips to consider:
a) The most important thing you can do is to
avoid stressful situations, and try to keep your
body and mind in a relaxed state.
b) Drink enough liquids during the day to
hydrate your body.
c) Take daily moderate exercise for at least
thirty minutes (30).
d) Sleep at least six (6) hours every night.
e) Take intervals from whatever you do during
the day and rest yourself.
f) Avoid caffeine, alcohol and sugar.
g) Keep the correct posture wherever you are
and whatever you do.
h) Take Vitamins B, CoQ10 and Magnesium
Whenever you are afflicted by this intense
tension headache do the following to feel better:
a) Massage Peppermint Essential Oil across
b) Massage gently the sore muscles on the head,
especially your temples and the back of your head.
c) Drink Chamomile Tea.
d) Use acupressure as follows:
Press deeply and firmly LI14 ( He Gu ) point,
located in the fleshy area between the thumb and
the index finger, for one (1) minute using
your thumb, and change hands.
Press softly GV24.5 ( Yin Tang ) point, located
between the eyebrows, for one (1) to two (2) minutes
using your middle finger.
During application breathe deeply and be relaxed.
Apply the pressure until your pain dissolves.
Having an intense tension headache is extremely
annoying and it makes your life very difficult.
You can not focus properly, it is very challenging
to try to think, and quite impossible to work and
fulfil your obligations.
Use the above mentioned natural cures to comfort
yourself and improve this terrible discomfort.
Good Luck !!