A headache is perhaps the most frrequent single
complaint of modern times. One of the main
causes are tension and muscle spasms in the neck,
scalp and jaw. For this reason, massaging or
otherwise relaxing the neck muscles can sometimes
help to relieve headaches.
Most so-called migraine headaches are really severe
tension headaches: the cause is entirely psychological.
Many diseases have also been linked with mental attitudes.
Psychiatrists say that migraine is definitely associated with
hostility. They believe that for many of the illnesses arising
out of tension situation, the victim has a deep-seated desire
to hurt someone or something around him/her and the
headache is a subsequent reaction to this deep-seated
Headache patients frequently worry about brain tumours;
but the possibility that an intermittent headache is caused
by a brain tumour is exceedingly remote.
The best cure for a headache is to take an aspirin or some
other such analgesic but if the headache persists for some
days, a doctor should be consulted.
Source:Health Hints(Authors:Dr. Christian Barnard,
C.Northcote Parkinson, M.K.Rustomji)