Tension headaches can be a real pain. Sufferers describe the feeling of their head being in a vice, a feeling of pressure and discomfort that can make getting through the day pretty exhausting.
Before you reach for the NSAIDs (Nurofen) which only offer at best some temporary relief, not to mention the concerning side effects, perhaps spare a thought for acupuncture treatment. Acupuncture can help treat the underlying cause of the headaches and the troubling symptoms.
Getting help from a Chinese medicine practitioner can also help you understand how factors such as mental stress can trigger them and how to avoid tension headaches in the future.
This article discusses the strong clinical evidence supporting the use of acupuncture for tension headaches.