A headache is a symptom, not a disorder, and can accompany any imbalance in the body systems. Headaches and migraines are often associated with stress, anxiety, and poor nutrition. The following are contributing factors:
- Absence of nutritious food.
- Allergy causing foods, such as wheat, corn, and dairy products.
- Bright or flickering lights.
- Cigarette smoking.
- Excessive intake of drugs (prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) and other medications).
- Food additives, colorants, flavorants, and preservatives.
- Foods: cheese, chocolate, alcohol, tea, coffee, wheat products, etc.
- Head, neck, and other injuries.
- Hormonal imbalances, especially those associated with menstruation.
- Loud sounds and noises.
- Rooms deprived of fresh air (stuffy, smoky rooms).
- Stress and anxiety.
To avoid migraines:
- Attempt to avoid negative stress factors.
- Avoid constipation.
- Correct bad nutritional habits: avoid allergenic and carcinogenic foods.
- Exercise regularly.
- Avoid combining carbohydrates with protein.
- Identify situations that trigger attacks and eliminate or improve these.
- Increase quality fluid (water and herbal teas) intake, and avoid tea, coffee, alcohol, etc.
- Learn relaxation techniques.
- Minimize the body’s exposure to toxins.
Suggested essential oils: Chamomile (Roman), eucalyptus, peppermint, lavender, lemongrass, clary sage, marjoram, melissa, patchouli, palmarosa, vetiver, clove.