What’s your headache trying to tell you?

Date Posted:13 August 2013 

Ooh! As body tension and tightness increases, headaches arise. This pain is nature’s way of telling us something is wrong.  The body and mind are experiencing distress….

When feeling  “drawn tight” you are likely to be experiencing stress overload or distress. Stress is the body's response to changes that create taxing demands and it's not always a bad thing. From a positive perspective, stress is a source of motivation and a necessary component of survival. However, excessive or prolonged stress can be detrimental and may take a toll on our health.

Acute stress problems
Acute (short-term) stress is the body's immediate reaction to any situation that seems demanding or dangerous. Your stress level depends on how intense the stress is, how long it lasts, and how you cope with the situation. The body usually recovers quickly from acute stress, but it can cause problems if it happens too often, or your body doesn't have a chance to return to normal.

Why headaches?
People who are stressed get headaches due to constant tension in the muscles of the face, scalp and back. Spasms of the blood vessels supplying the brain may also occur leading to migraine headache. Commonly they occur at the end of the day due to the cumulative effect of the stresses experienced.

What can I do?
What is perceived as stressful differs from one person to another and therefore stress is unique and personal – the way we react depends on our genetic pre-disposition and our previous experiences.

3 Step Action Plan

1. Relax and Chill – let your body recover
Take time to relax and unwind – laugh, be in the company of people you like being with and do what makes you happy – sing, dance, write, draw… go on, be creative.
Herbal help:
Headache: Take Neuro Support 2 tablets prior breakfast and evening meals and consider strengthening your brain power with Worry Free tablets, 1-2 tablets after breakfast and dinner.

2. Go to bed early
Sleep is truly nature's cure so be in bed early – by 9.30 pm and wake naturally without an alarm. If you need a sleep aid try a soothing cup of Slumber Time Tea prior bed. Helpful herbals include Blissful Sleep tablets to aid going to sleep or Deep Rest to help you with unbroken sleep through the night

3. Meditate to release stress and build stress resilience.
All the research on meditation over the last 40 years has proven beyond a doubt that it is really effective Transcendental Meditation>>

Stress is a fact of life, but distress does not have to dominate giving rise to headaches. We hope that these tips will help you take charge in order to restore ease in your mind and body.

The Get Balance Team

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