TENSION HEADACHE Natural Cures
Tension headache is a primary headache, that is without obvious cause. Below
we'll see natural cures for tension headache, its features and official medical
WHAT is TENSIVE HEADACHE
Tension term derives by observations that traced the pain to contraction of head
or neck muscles. It's the most frequent (90%) of headaches. It's characterized by
severe and constricting pain in the head, often associated with increased tone
of head and/or neck muscles. Pain of tension-type headache is often described as
a strong sensation of head compression, as if it were tightened by a vise.
Pain is not throbbing and is often bilateral, mild or moderate, but can sometimes
be very intense. It typically lasts 4-6 hours, but can also occur for minutes or a full
day (starts in the morning, slowly increases over the course of day, disappears in evening).
Other times lasts for several days or months (subcontinuous pain in chronic forms),
sometimes for years.
WHAT are the CAUSES of TENSIVE HEADACHE
Onset or intensity of pain is caused by emotional stress, anxiety and depression.
Natural remedies for tension headache achieve goal of restoring mast cells metabolic
alterations, which cause this pathology.
During a migraine attack ther's extravasation of plasma proteins and development of
localized intracranial vessels inflammation. This causes activation of trigeminal
innervation in cerebral circulation.
This phenomenon involves action of some peptide neurotransmitters with a dilator effect,
contained in nerve fibers of trigeminal vascular system. In particular, CGRP (calcitonin
gene-related peptide) and SP (substance P) are recognized. Substance P produces
extravasation of proteins and inflammatory reaction triggered by activation of mast cells
in cerebral dura mater.
HOW TENSIVE HEADACHE is TREATED in a TRADITIONAL way
According to current thinking, chronic tension headache is often refractory to any
therapy. Current therapy is based on use of analgesics and anti-inflammatory drugs
(NSAIDs) like paracetamol, ibuprofen, acetylsalicylic acid. Their excessive use
(which occurs in prolonged headache pain) is burdened with many side effects.
WHICH NATURAL TREATMENTS for TENSIVE HEADACHE
However, treating tension headaches with natural products is possible thanks to
action of some phytotherapeutic substances like Rhodiola rosea and Vitis vinifera.
They have activity against free radicals, anti-inflammatory, antiplatelet, nourishing
blood vessel wall.
There are also natural substances like flavoproteins and coenzymes that contribute
effectively and not harmful to restoration of mast cell metabolism, rebalancing their
cell membranes. Thus, the production of neural transmitters is normalized and the
immune system is restored to optimum conditions.