Tension Headache

Definition of Tension Headache:

This type accounts for nearly 90% of all headaches and is probably experiences by most people at some time during their lifetime; frequently associated with fatigue and stress and generally responding to simple measures such as rest or over-the-counter pain medicine; pain usually occurs on both sides of the head and consists of a dull, steady ache.

Also: Tension Headaches, Tension-Type Headache, Tension-Type Headaches

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Biofeedback

...as a treatment
“...Biofeedback is an effective therapy for many conditions, but it is primarily used to treat high blood pressure, tension headache, migraine headache, chronic pain, and urinary incontinence...”

Headaches

...the condition
“...Tension-type headache is the commonest form of headache with up to two-thirds of people experiencing it at some stage in their lives...”
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Migraine/Tension Headaches

...the condition
“...They may only be different degrees of the same disorder, tension headaches being less severe than migraines...”
...recommendation Processed Foods Avoidance
“...When migraine and tension headache patients are placed on low-protein, natural plant-based diets, with no refined sweets of any type, they often recover within a month, never needing medication or further treatments to...”
...recommendation Massage
“...In a study of tension headaches, individuals were treated with either a combination of spinal manipulation and massage, or massage and a placebo laser treatment...”
...recommendation Magnesium
“Several researchers have provided substantial links between low magnesium levels and both migraine and tension headaches, based on both theory and clinical observations...”
...recommendation against High/Increased Protein Diet
“When migraine and tension headache patients are placed on low-protein, natural plant-based diets, with no refined sweets of any type, they often recover within a month...”
...recommendation Therapeutic Fasting
“It is believed by those specializing in detoxification that the major cause of both tension headaches and migraines is the retention of toxins or tissue irritants within the central nervous system...”
...recommendation Plant-Based Nutrition
“When migraine and tension headache patients are placed on low-protein, natural plant-based diets, with no refined sweets of any type, they often recover within a month...”
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