Small Changes In Difficult Times

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Nobody reaches adulthood without discovering that life is a rollercoaster. Sometimes we’re up – elated, overjoyed, beaming ear to ear. But unavoidably, we all face challenging times, facing sadness, grief, frustration, depression or simply fear. (Certainly, pick up any newspaper right now and the world can definitely feel quite scary.)

We’ve long believed that small changes can make big differences to how we feel – and that’s definitely true when facing life’s challenges. So when you’re on the low of that rollercoaster, here’s what we know works – on a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level. Read More…

Preventing and Treating Stress Headaches

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With stress levels at an all-time high, it is no wonder that increasingly more people are complaining about stress and tension headaches. We understand that they are linked to stress, but what actually happens when these hit in?

Tension headaches are the most common type of headache and may appear once or twice a month, daily or anywhere in between. For the majority, these headaches are mild and short-lived, but for some, the pain can carry on for several days. The pain tends to be throbbing, affecting the front, top and sides of the head. Most people experience pain around the back of the neck and in the muscles between the shoulder blades. Although some people experience light sensitivity, tension headaches generally do not affect vision and balance. Read More…

Preventing Migraines

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Migraine headaches are common and a very debilitating concern. It is estimated that billions of people worldwide suffer from migraines and that the condition affects females more than males. Anyone who suffers from migraines will tell you that when migraines strike, you get an intense throbbing pain that can last anywhere from four hours to three days. Even today mainstream medicine has yet to find a safe, long term way to prevent migraines before they begin.

What is a migraine?

A migraine is a severe headache that can start on one side of the head and then gradually spread to other parts of the head. A person suffering from a migraine will often also experience nausea, vomiting and have a strong sensitivity to light and sound. In many instances, the hands and feet turn cold and sweaty. Read More…