A cluster headache pain relief remedy focuses upon understanding the causes of cluster headaches and how to relieve them naturally.
First of all let us discuss some important facts about cluster headaches:
- Cluster headaches are not migraine headaches.
- Cluster headaches are defined as two or more powerful, extremely painful headaches that come on suddenly.
- Cluster headaches usually come in cycles over several days with long periods of unexplained remission and generally reoccur every couple of months.
- Cluster headaches are usually localized on a spot on the forehead, or over the eyes.
Cluster headaches are medically referred to as histamine cephalgia, or atypical facial neuralgia. My greatest concern with Cluster headaches is that vasodilation (widening and engorging of blood vessels) is a key factor in this type of headache and an imbalance in the frontal lobe of the brain is thought to cause them, affecting the nerves in the face.
Any thing that relates to the dilation and constriction of blood vessels in the brain smacks of potential stroke to me. I don’t like the way that sounds. (And before I forget to tell you, unlike other headaches, you should avoid niacin therapy for this type of headache.)
There are four parts to managing cluster headaches and obtaining pain relief:
- Correcting a Magnesium deficiency (which leads to nerve inflammation) and avoiding certain allergy response foods such as chocolate, red wine, avocadoes, deli meats and hot dogs/sausages, and shellfish.
- Controlling histamine by taking Quercetin 500 mg 2X daily during an attack and Gingko biloba extract to promote healthy circulation in the blood vessels in the brain.
- Taking Feverfew extract capsules daily to avoid getting cluster headaches. Feverfew works to prevent sudden dilation and contraction of blood vessels in the head.
- Keeping a small bottle of Peppermint essential oil handy to breathe when you feel a headache coming on.
Dont forget to buy anti-glare screen for your computer because computer screen glare is implicated in the development of cluster headaches.
Please contact a doctor immediately if you feel a strange numbness in your face, have trouble walking straight, or have sudden visual problems. You could be having a stroke and time is of the essence.
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