Headaches are never normal.
They are a sign from your body that something is not right, and you need to pay attention.
It could be as simple as you haven’t had enough water that day. Or perhaps you have spent too long in glare, or looking at a computer screen.
Could it be a hangover? Perhaps not enough sleep last night. You might be stressed, or skipped a meal.
Maybe your blood sugar is too high. Or your blood sugar is too low. Perhaps you have eaten something that you are intolerant too. Possibly your liver is not functioning as it should.
It could be that you have a nutritional deficiency, or excess.
Maybe you have an infection.
Perhaps your back and neck muscles are tight, or your hair is pulled into that bun too tightly. Possibly it is dental problems.
You may have a hormonal imbalance. Or perhaps your medication is responsible.
Or, a headache can mean something more serious.
Either way, headaches should be investigated.
Painkillers can help mask the pain. But they rarely address the real cause. In fact, pain killers can make the problem worse – causing “medication rebound headaches”.
Of course, I'm an advocate for natural medicine when it comes to managing headaches.
If you are worried by headaches, a naturopath can take a holistic approach and help you work out what is going on in your body to cause headaches.
And then address the root cause with gentle and effective methods – such as nutrition, herbal medicine, lifestyle counselling or referral to other practitioners who can help.
As a qualified naturopath, helping clients with headache and migraine is a special interest of mine. I’ve been there and know how frustrating it can be to not get answers or figure out what is going on.
Please feel free to get in touch and book an appointment. I’d love to help you too.