Headaches & Migraine


Headache is one of the most common symptoms experienced by human beings

Indeed it is unusual not to have at least occasional headaches. Several large studies have found that 80 to 90 per cent of the general population say they have had at least one headache in the previous year. When we say it is a symptom, we mean that it is not a disease in itself, but a change which we notice in the body that can in some cases be a sign of a problem.

The most common type of headaches are tension-type headaches which account for nearly 90% of all headaches and approximately 3% of the population has chronic tension-type headaches. The most common causes of tension-type headaches are stress and anxiety

Migraine is a chronic health condition. Most people who suffer from migraines get headaches that can be severe. A migraine headache is usually an intense, throbbing pain on one, or sometimes both, sides of the head. Most people with migraine headache feel the pain in the temples or behind one eye or ear, although any part of the head can be involved.  Besides pain, migraine also can cause nausea and vomiting and sensitivity to light and sound. Some people also may see spots or flashing lights or have a temporary loss of vision.

Migraine can occur any time of the day, though it often starts in the morning. The pain can last a few hours or up to 72 hours. Some people get migraines once or twice a week. Others, only once or twice a year. Most of the time, migraines are not a threat to your overall health, but migraine attacks can interfere considerably with your day-to-day quality of life.

It is thought that low serotonin levels in the brain lead to a process of constriction and dilation of the blood vessels which can trigger a migraine.

Hypnotherapy can be effective in the treatment of both headaches and migraines, by reducing stress and helping you to learn how to increase your serotonin levels.  Coming along for a free initial consultation doesn’t obligate you to continue with sessions, but it will give you an in depth understanding of how we can help.

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