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Old 01-06-2007, 09:47 AM   #1
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What could cause this headache?

My mom has been having a strange headache for the past week. She's 63 and slightly overwieght. First it starts at her neck, moves to the back of her head, then moves up to the top of her head. She describes the pain as a feeling of pressure. Tylenol seems to help, but she doesn't want to become reliant on pain medication.

She went to the hospital and they did a head CT and lumbar puncture plus some other tests (all came back clear/normal.) She doesn't have any neuro symptoms either. They put on blood pressure medication since it wasn't being treated before. Could the HBP be causing a headache? The pain seemed to come on suddenly and I know she had the HBP before the headaches (she had it checked but it was never treated). The doctor said that he neck muscles seem very tense, but could that really cause a headache?

Another thing is that she recently got false teeth for the first time and her gums have been shrinking and the fit on the teeth became wrong. It had been causing jaw pain, but she just got them readjusted.

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Old 01-06-2007, 12:29 PM   #2
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Re: What could cause this headache?

OK mom wants to ease the headache without painkillers. She can feel better just by breathign.
Do the following breathing exercises known as Yoga Pranayam.
Bhastrika - Take a long deep breath into the lungs(chest not tummy) via the nose and then completely breathe out through the nose.For one minute, 5 to 9 times a day whenever you remember.

Anulom Vilom - Deep Breath-in through left nostril keeping right nostril closed
then - Breath-out through right nostril keeping left nostril closed
then -Deep Breath-in through right nostril keeping left nostril closed
then - Breath-out through left nostril keeping right nostril closed
and repeat this cycle for upto 15 minutes. Maximum 3 times day.
This will definitely relax you and your mind and body and eventually cure you.
Tips : Breathe into lungs not into stomach. Do not hurry. Do it slowly. Rest whenever needed (in any pranayam).Can be done in sitting position, standing or lying in bed(if bed-bound).Keep tissues handy, as a lot of mucous from lungs will be coming through the nose. Do the pranayam before eating.
Pranayam is about getting more oxygen into the lungs and sending it around the body via blood to aid in body repair. With extra oxygen more platelets and red blood cells are formed to build up the immune system.Extra fat is burned to reduce weight. All this happens naturally without side-effects.People with all types of ailments including incurable ones will benefit. This has been practised by sages, but has been simplified and brought to the masses by Ramdev.
Keep doing your normal work as pranayam(breathing) will become your relaxation and body repair. Keep a note of when and how long you do the pranayam. Please do ask, if you are unsure.

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