Stress & Headaches

There are more than 100 different types of headaches,
but three common types that we see often are:

1. Cluster
2. Tension
3. Migraine

Although there is no official classification for stress-induced headaches, stress can be a contributing factor to the onset of headaches and migraines. In fact, emotional stress is one of the most common causes of migraines. Migraine sufferers are generally found to be more emotional and more
highly affected by stressful events. 

During stressful situations, certain chemicals are released in the brain
to combat the situation, also known as the “fight or flight” response.
The release of these chemicals can cause vascular changes
that bring about migraines. 

Repressed emotions surrounding stress, such as anxiety, worry,
excitement, and fatigue, can increase muscle tension, thus dilating the blood vessels. This dilation can cause a migraine to be even more painful!

Stress is also a significant part of tension headaches.
Tension headaches can be either chronic or episodic. 
Episodic tension headaches happen from time-to-time and are
triggered by stressful situations as well as a build-up of stress.
Chronic tension headaches can occur due to daily stress,
such as from a high-pressure job. 

Cluster Headaches are a series of short, yet painful, headaches
that can last for weeks or even months at a time. Although Cluster headaches
may not be directly caused by stress, they could be brought on by
a nutrient deficiency within the body.

When you experience stress your body depletes itself of vitamins,
thus leaving the organs deficient of the nutrients they need to function optimally. This imbalance within the body can be detected using
NRT (Nutrition Response Testing) and treated using whole food,
plant-based supplements.

Come to our FREE health seminar Tuesday, May 7th  

to learn about Headaches/Migraines

and how to prevent them, naturally!

Dr. Serge Gregoire, Ph.D, CCH

Dr. Stacey Delgado, DC

Holistic Alternative Medicine Doctors

 Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *