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Recommend something for extremely bad headaches. Please.
Persistent headaches can stem from a number of underlying conditions, such as sinus problems or high blood pressure; excruciating headaches that start suddenly without warning may even signal a stroke. That means your first stop should be a visit to your healthcare practitioner for a thorough physical.
Primary headaches, those that don’t have an underlying cause, fall into three categories. Tension headaches are mild to moderate and feel like a band is being tightened around the entire head. Cluster headaches cause severe, piercing pain around one eye that lasts from 30 to 60 minutes. As the name suggests, they occur in batches. Migraines cause throbbing pain, often on one side of the head, that can last up to several days. They can be accompanied by sensitivity to light, sound or smell; nausea and vomiting may also occur.
A number of bodywork techniques have been found useful in dealing with headaches, especially acupuncture. Yoga, chiropractic, massage and the Trager approach—a series of passive limb movements designed to relax muscles—may also help.
Aromatherapy oils that have helped many people ease mild to moderate headaches include spearmint, peppermint, chamomile and lavender. Evidence suggests that the herbs feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) and butterbur (Petasites hybridus) may provide some protection against migraines. Other headache-fighting supplements include magnesium, CoQ10 and 5-HTP.
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This issue’s contest features wines from Willamette Valley Vineyards, which uses sustainable growing and production practices. Good luck!