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What are some natural treatments for tension headaches?

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Dr. Jayshree Chander
Holistic Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Multiple modalities

Practicing pranayama (breathing exercises) in the acute phase can alleviate a tension headache.
Practicing on a regular basis can prevent them. can also be very helpful. Regular exercise, sound sleep, yoga, and meditation help too. Acupuncture. Addressing the root cause of what is causing you to feel tense is the most important thing you can do.

In brief: Multiple modalities

Practicing pranayama (breathing exercises) in the acute phase can alleviate a tension headache.
Practicing on a regular basis can prevent them. can also be very helpful. Regular exercise, sound sleep, yoga, and meditation help too. Acupuncture. Addressing the root cause of what is causing you to feel tense is the most important thing you can do.
Dr. Jayshree Chander
Dr. Jayshree Chander
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Natural Treatment.

Acupuncture can be a very effective treatment for both vascular and tension headaches.
Many of my patient combine massage and acupuncture with good results.

In brief: Natural Treatment.

Acupuncture can be a very effective treatment for both vascular and tension headaches.
Many of my patient combine massage and acupuncture with good results.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not a Simple Answer

There is not really a good answer, because it depends upon the cause.
For example, dehydration headaches improve with hydration/fluids. Caused by low blood suger-food.Eye strain need vision correction. Simple ha may respond to acetominophen or ibuprofen. A quiet, dark room may help. Cool compresses in some. Herbal cures need proof and safety confirmation.

In brief: Not a Simple Answer

There is not really a good answer, because it depends upon the cause.
For example, dehydration headaches improve with hydration/fluids. Caused by low blood suger-food.Eye strain need vision correction. Simple ha may respond to acetominophen or ibuprofen. A quiet, dark room may help. Cool compresses in some. Herbal cures need proof and safety confirmation.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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