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Your 7-Step Plan for Curing Headaches and Migraines

Whatever your pain type (chronic or occasional, mild or severe, a tension headache or knock-you-out-of-commission migraine) we have the cure.

By Jeannette Moninger

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Step 4: Find Healthy Releases for Stress

Almost all the women—97%—who participated in a 2009 Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine study blamed stress for their tension headaches, which are brought on when muscles in your neck and scalp contract. (Sleeping in an awkward position and logging long hours in front of the computer are common culprits.) Not surprisingly, stress is also the cause of many migraines. Release tension and reduce head pain by incorporating relaxation exercises, yoga, deep breathing, and physical activity into your everyday routine.

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