Headaches: Much More Than Just a Pain in the Head
By vitalhf, May 8 2019 01:00PM
By Jonathan M. Sasser, M.S.O.M., L.Ac.
Almost everyone will experience a headache at some point in their life, but there are some who have severe headaches frequently or even daily. The solution for headaches is relatively universal, just take some ibuprofen or acetaminophen and it will usually go away, right? While I love that we have such readily available solutions to take the edge off our aches and pains, you may have noticed that nearly every painkiller warns against long-term and chronic use in some way or another. The risks of long-term use and overuse of most painkillers are often overlooked, yet they are very real and can potentially cause permanent damage or even death in some cases.
Any time we have persistent, stubborn symptoms it is a sign that something deeper is going on beneath the surface. Sure, we can just treat a symptom whenever it pops up, but if that symptom is a frequent occurrence or is plaguing you constantly, you need to be asking, “WHY is this happening to me?”