Even if the brain itself is insensitive to pain, certain regions of the skull such as the scalp, face, mouth and throat have nerve fibers that are sensitive to pain and which can hurt. Headache – or cephalgia – generally means any type of pain that would appear in these sensitive regions of the skull. Headaches can be put into two groups: Primary headaches, to which stress headache, cluster headache and migraine headache belong and which are not caused by any disorder; And Secondary headaches which are caused by an illness. Headaches are the most ordinary disease of the nervous system. Everyone will suffer from them at some point , but for 55 million Americans, it is a usual problem. According to the World Health Organization, one in every 20 adult suffers from recurring headaches, with females being more at risk than men. Headaches can be highly handicapping and may very negatively affect the people who experience them. Work ability is lessened for these people, which can negatively affect their financial situation. The ability to socialize is also limited as the suffering, or the fear thereof, can make people more irascible. Some people who suffer from migraine may even have to always pay attention to the things they eat, the things they see, and even the things they smell, as some strong or displeasing sensations may trigger pain. Since headaches are seen as such an usual, harmless disease, people who experience them on an everyday basis also have to deal with the incomprehension of other people. This social barrier may also deter people from trying to get the attention of a doctor and benefiting from an appropriate treatment. But before being treated, a headache has to be “identified”. We have seen before that there are two particular categories of headache: Primary and Secondary, each subdivided into several other subtypes. Their symptoms may vary as well as what causes them and, obviously, how they should be cured. This is the reason why they must to be identified by a practitioner in order to receive good treatment. Stress headache, also referred to as tension headache, is the most ordinary kind of primary headache and is responsible for around 90 percent of headaches. It is usually considered related to stress or related to musculoskeletal problems in the neck. Tension headache is mainly episodic and may last from several minutes to several hours, but might last for numerous days in the most severe cases. It is typically described as a constant pressure, usually on both sides of the head, or spreading around it, from time to time also extending to the neck. Migraine is kind of different and is thought to most certainly have a genetic origin. Migraines happen when the brain releases painful substances, which spread to the nerves and vessels of the head. Migraine usually occurs on a monthly basis and persists for a few hours, with accompanying symptoms such as nausea and intolerance of regular degrees of light and sound. Cluster headaches often occur frequently and are short lasting. They are also very painful. They occur in clusters of six to twelve weeks every one or two years, usually at the same time of the year. The pain is excessively sharp and affects the entire head, typically beginning with the eye, and then spreading to the forehead, nose and mouth. It is much more rare than other sorts of headache and primarily affects the male population. Headaches are usually treated with over-the-counter pain medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen or paracetamol. A doctor may also advise to avoid some usual causes of headaches such as noise or some sorts of foods. Caffeine, Magnesium and Vitamin B2 have also been regarded as useful in order to treat migraine. Drugs are however not cheap and may have undesired side effects, especially for people who must take them on a daily basis. This is the reason why you might want to consider a different way of avoiding the various sorts of headache. Hypnosis and NLP (Neuro-linguistic programming) were indeed proven to be effective and can help you to dissipate pain anywhere in your body, including your head, as well as trying to be more relaxed meanwhile. Stress is one of the first causes of headache, and specific hypnotic techniques have been developed to dissipate both stress and headaches within seconds. People who have migraine or cluster headache are generally able to feel the first symptoms before the migraine really happens, and may learn self-hypnosis techniques to abort them before they become too painful. Hypnotherapists who understand how handicapping a headache can be have invented these techniques. Hypnosis is a drug free modality that will help you find the relief you have been looking for. Headache is a serious affliction with numerous variations, concerning millions of people worldwide. Learn to overcome it and to relax with the appeasing method of self hypnosis.