When a major institution representing the medical fraternity such as NICE (National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence) warns the public of something, it’s worth looking into. NICE are saying that overuse of painkiller lead to more headaches. 1-2% of people are affected by this according to UK research, but the World Health Organisation suggest a higher figure of 5%of people being affected. Manjit Matharu, a consultant neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, said there was a tipping point at 10 to 15 days of using pain relief each month when the drugs became the issue. In the report issued by NICE, they are recommending acupuncture as a possible treatment for headaches.

Headaches are symptoms of greater underlying causes, which are too frequently neglected in order to get a quick fix. Some of the most common causes of headaches include dehydration, lack of sleep, work-related stress, energy blockages and spiritual imbalance. In the coming weeks, I will touch on these causes separately. However, anybody can handle the most common cause easily. Don’t just drink water. Drink live, activated, clean water and drink it often. Drinking 2-3 litres of water a day is plenty for anybody. Water can be drunk directly or as herbal tea or in fruits such as water melons. Needless to say, coffee, cola, tea and caffeine-ridden drinks are a definite no-no for anybody who has headaches.

Love and gratitude,