Curing Stress Headaches

stress headaches Stress headaches, also known as tension headaches, are one of the most common physical effects of stress. Stress management techniques provide tension headache relief.

Perhaps it was the daily build-up of stress at work or school, or an isolated stressful incident.

But you can feel your muscles at the back of your neck tightening.

You’ve had a tension headache before. You know it is a result of increased muscle tension.

Surely it is possible to relax our muscles...

Stress headaches are big business.

Not only do pharmaceutical companies make plenty of money but the pain of a tension headache can really derail your day.

You don’t have to be passive to the effects of a tension headache.

Did you know that pain and stress reduction go hand in hand?

In my stress management classes I am often amazed at the number of people who report feeling a tension headache before class.

After doing some relaxation exercises in class they miraculously find that their headache has disappeared.

A stress-related headache is an indication that you are stressed and most likely carrying increased muscle tension.

How Does Stress Affect Health?

Stress headaches are not the only effect of stress on health. Here are some other ways that stress affects health:
Stress and hypertension
Stress weight gain
Intestinal gas
Stress and heart disease
Stress and hair loss
Stress and acne
Stress and cancer

A number of stress management techniques can be used to treat your tension headache.

The tightening of the muscles at the back of the neck and the forehead, the jaw becoming tense are all familiar causes of a tension headache.

Many people describe a stress related headache as a moderate to mild pressure-like pain across the forehead, which is quite different and less debilitating than migraines.

Does this sound familiar?

If only we knew how to relax our muscles prior to the start of a stress related headache!

What you can do for a stress-related tension headache

Stress headaches are a common occurrence and is big business for pharmaceuticals that produce aspirins and tranquilizers to help people cope with their tension headache.

From a stress management perspective there are a number of ways to treat your tension headache.

relaxation techniques Get to the source of the stress. Keeping a stress diary helps you to identify the events that lead up to your stress.

Knowing your main causes of stress and how you react to this stress can help you to put in place effective stress management techniques.

Self hypnosis. Ease away tension headaches quickly and naturally with self hypnosis.

At times it can be difficult to ease and relax your muscles, especially when you are busy. This MP3 for tension headaches could give you headache relief now.

Meditation or breathing exercises. Research also shows that practicing different meditation techniques and breathing exercises have been used to effectively treat stress headaches.

Biofeedback. Biofeedback therapy help you to recognize your muscle tension and tell you what relaxation strategies are working for you.

Whether your relaxation techniques are breathing exercises, guided imagery or progressive relaxation; biofeedback therapy gives you the tools to monitor your muscle tension.

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