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Treating Tension Headaches - Trigger Point Therapy

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  Tension Headaches and Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner MD    Tension headaches usually affect both sides of the head and last from thirty minutes to several days or more TTH are by far the most common type of chronic headache. People who experience migraines typically also have tension headaches in between their migraines. These are often referred to as transformed headaches.     Symptoms of TTH Tension headaches usually affect both sides of the head and last from thirty minutes to several days or more. They often have a characteristic tight-band or vice like pain with a ‘dull...

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Tension Headache | Self Help Tip | Trigger Point Release

Posted by Judith Winer on

  A tension headache is pain or discomfort in the head, scalp, or neck, usually associated with muscle tightness in these areas Tension headaches are one of the most common forms of headache. These generally occur when neck and scalp muscles become tense, or contract. The muscle contractions can be a response to stress, depression, a head injury, and anxiety.  Tension headaches are often associated with trigger points in the suboccipital muscles. For those of you that have a partner or friend to work with, here's a simple technique that is usually beneficial whether or not you succeed in hitting the exact...

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Scalp Massage | Tension Headaches | Therapeutic Hair Pulling

Posted by Judith Winer on

    Chronic daily tension-type headaches affect approximately 3% of the population with women being twice as likely to suffer from them as men Tension headaches are the most common type of headache, they are experienced by most people during their lives and they are the ‘everyday’ headaches. Tension headaches used to be referred to as muscle contraction headaches or stress headaches, but generally these terms have gone out of usage. The National Health Service in the UK estimate that about half of adults experience tension-type headaches once or twice a month, with 1 in 3 get suffering up to...

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