What Color Light is Best for a Headache?

During a migraine, the last thing you may want to use as a treatment is light. Most people (a whopping 80 percent) who suffer these excruciating headaches are sensitive to light and want to avoid it altogether, preferring a cool, dark room for relief. While photophobia, or light sensitivity, is not as debilitating as a migraine itself, it can […]

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Can Acupuncture Help with Migraines?

Migraines are agonizing headaches that can disrupt your entire life, making it all but impossible to work, take care of children, or even just enjoy your favorite activities. Often, a migraine can make you feel as if you just want to crawl into a dark room and sleep to escape the pain. As if the […]

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Are Smartphones Causing Your Headache?

Migraines are one of the most painful headaches a person can have, right after cluster headaches. Migraines are also one of the most prevalent headaches, affecting about 12 percent of people around the world, including children. There are a number of causes for migraines including weather and hormone changes, but what about your smartphone?    […]

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How Can I Prevent Menstrual Migraines?

Migraines are excruciating headaches that can make the simplest tasks impossible. Getting out of bed in the morning with a migraine can seem like a futile exercise, let alone actually going to work. The pain can be a pounding sensation, like a hammer in the head or sharp and shooting, like being stabbed with a needle or […]

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Using Pressure Points to Treat Headaches

Everyone has had a headache at some point in their life, but not everyone suffers from chronic headaches like migraines or cluster headaches. For those who do suffer from these debilitating headaches, the search for relief is a constant quest. Headaches can occur without warning, and the pain can be severe, requiring the sufferer to […]

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Cluster Headache vs. Migraine: How to Tell the Difference

Headaches come in all shapes and sizes, but many of them have similarities that make it difficult to distinguish them. For example, migraines and cluster headaches are very different types of headaches, but they have many similarities that make it difficult to make an accurate diagnosis. How do you tell the difference between the two? Cluster Headaches vs. […]

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Can Stress Cause Chronic Headaches?

We’ve all had the occasional headache that comes from being under extreme stress, but for those who suffer from chronic headaches, it can be frustrating when friends and family suggest too much stress is causing their headaches.   This is a problem for everyone who suffers from chronic pain. Because you can’t see it, it’s assumed by others who […]

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Why Do I Have a Headache on the Left Side of My Head?

Headaches can be disturbing, especially if their cause is unknown. But, they are also very common, occurring in about 50 percent of adults. There are two types of headaches, primary and secondary types, and both types can have different symptoms. But they can also have similar symptoms, making them difficult to distinguish from one another. A […]

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Can Food Allergies Cause Headaches?

One of the most common triggers of migraine headaches is food. But there are a variety of foods that are notorious for triggering migraines and cluster headaches, as well as other symptoms. But can an allergy to a food also cause headaches?     Food Allergies Can Cause Headaches  While just about any food can be a […]

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How to Get Rid of Cluster Headaches

Cluster headaches can be excruciating, often surpassing migraines on the pain scale. Many people describe the pain as a stabbing sensation, like a hot poker stabbing them through the eye.   Because the pain sensation and location is similar to that of a migraine, cluster headaches can often be misdiagnosed. But these headaches have very distinctive characteristics that set them apart from other painful […]

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