Robert Elias Najemy
Common Causes of Headaches
1. One major cause of headaches is an accumulation of toxins in
the body and nervous system.
2. This problem is increased when we have constipation. A large
number of headache sufferers have constipation or problems with
3. This problem of auto-toxification is multiplied even further
when one is living is a polluted environment, inhaling toxic
substances which react negatively on lungs and nervous system.
4. Another major source of headaches is tension in the neck.
Neck tension can be result of too much thinking, especially
worrying, or poor posture, or the result of some specific type
of work such as typing or sewing.
5. Neck tension may also be associated with eyestrain, which may
result from a certain type of work which requires much
concentration with the eyes, or simply a growing weakness or
tension in the eyes.
6. The overall tension in all the body may also contribute to
this tension in the neck, eyes, and head. This is especially
true of the tension in the spine, which tends to flow up into
the neck and head.
7. A lack of sufficient blood flow and thus, nutrients and
oxygen in the cells of the brain can easily cause a headache can
8. Unresolved negative emotions and especially anger, worry or
anxiety can also create headaches.
9. Insomnia can also create headaches.
10. Hormonal imbalances can often generate headaches, especially
during the days preceding and during a woman's menstrual period.
11. Other factors also contribute to headaches such as certain
hereditary tendencies or organic malfunctioning within the
You Can do Much to Get Free from Headaches
The best cure is prevention. Let us look at some of the ways in
which we can free ourselves from the discomfort and burden of
1. Massage can help to relax the muscles and nerves of the neck,
head and eyes so as to increase the flow of blood and relieve
the pain. This is only a temporary solution, however, for we
have not effected the headache as its cause. We have only
momentarily removed the symptom.
2. A proper diet with pure non-toxic foods will help the body to
free itself from the accumulation of toxic wastes. Some, who
have a high degree of toxicity, may want to go through a
detoxification fast under the guidance of a professional
naturopath so as to clean out their system.
3. If constipation is also a contributing factor, then one
should immediately begin to solve this problem with plenty of
liquids, fiber and exercise. One may even want to make a few
purges with an enema so as to clear out some of the toxic waste
in the intestines, preferably under the guidance of a doctor or
professional health counselor.
4. If we are absorbing large amounts of pollution and living a
life of general stress, we can protect our bodies from vitamin
deficiency by taking vitamins B, C and E. These vitamins should
be taken in as natural form as possible, but it is seldom
possible to get all one needs through natural foods alone. Some
naturopaths recommend doses of 1000 milligrams of vitamin C and
200 IU of vitamin E per day. Vitamin B can be absorbed through
eating brewer's yeast according to the recommendation on the
5. The tension, which accumulates in the spine, neck and head,
can be relaxed and released through specific exercises and
breathing techniques. (These can be learned from an experienced
Yoga Instructor). These exercises are also useful for creating
an overall harmony in the nervous and endocrine system, thus
eliminating the problems of imbalanced hormones or tension in
the nervous system.
6. Breathing techniques in conjunction with deep relaxation
offer us a wonderful tool for relaxing all the muscles and
nerves, and even the emotions and the mind itself. These
techniques are not only useful for preventing headaches, but are
also a wonderful first aid for an already existing headache.
7. Another harmonizing factor is having a routine. The body and
mind function much more efficiently and peacefully when there is
a certain rhythm in our way of living. Regular hours for sleep,
waking, eating and washing are very calming to the nervous
system and endocrine system.
8. Those who have much nervous tension would benefit from
regular practice of meditation or inner concentration, which
would allow them to release and / or transcend physical and
mental tensions on a daily basis.
9. Simultaneously we need to understand the cause of his nervous
tension and anxiety. Self-analysis our mind's mechanisms will
help us discover the ways in which we create unnecessary worry
and tension for ourselves.
10. So much of our worry and nervous tension is a result of our
ignorance or forgetfulness of our true spiritual nature. We lack
self-confidence and faith in Divine protection and guidance.
Thus the study of spiritual truths handed down to us through the
various religions and spiritual philosophies can help us to see
our worries and problems in a more clear and rational
perspective. Wisdom brings Peace. Peace leads to love and
In conclusion we may say that headaches in most cases are the
result of wrong or imbalanced living and thinking. We can change
our way of living and thinking, and thus free ourselves from
these unnecessary pains. Thus our headache becomes our teacher
or inner guide who reminds us when we are moving away from the
harmonious path or right living, acting and thinking.