So What are Migraine Headaches and How Do They Differ From Tension Headaches?
Migraine headaches affect an estimated 15% of the adult population and can involve very considerable morbidity.
“The days lost, the children silenced, the husbands angered, the engagements cancelled, the misunderstandings created by this vicious affliction may well top all other human ailments.”
Tension headaches are usually described as a continuous pressure pain or tightness of varying severity over the entire head. Whereas migraine headaches are a severe, throbbing pain over one or both temples, or behind one eye or ear, and are often accompanied by nausea and vomiting.
A migraine headache will often start on waking up in the morning. However, they can occur later in the day and can last hours to one or two days.
Most people experience what’s called ‘a classic migraine’, where their visual symptoms can include blurriness, dazzling zigzag lines, blind spots or sensitivity to light occur just before and sometimes during a headache.
While fatigue and stress can sometimes bring on both tension and migraine headaches, bright lights, noise and alcohol are specific factors that can trigger a migraine.
The Vedic Meditation technique brings about a very deep level of rest. This deep rest allows the body’s own repair mechanisms to correct any biochemical in balance naturally.
People with a history of migraine headaches who learn Vedic Meditation usually find the frequency of migraine attacks diminishes:
… And whilst they may still get migraines they find that the intensity of a migraine is much less after meditation.
Vedic Meditation is one of the most powerful techniques available for reducing stress and anxiety. It is also one of the easiest to learn and simplest to practice.
If you are in Auckland (NZ) call me, Warwick Jones, on 09 419 5380. Or email to find our how Vedic Meditation could help you achieve better health.
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