Many people use techniques such as massage, heat, cold or compression to relieve headache pain, but these methods are rarely effective, researchers report. Only 8% resulted in good or excellent pain relief. And the relief was usually temporary, lasting only as long as the technique continued. Do you really want to get rid of that headache? Then make love. That's the news from Southern Illinois University medical researchers who found that 50 percent of women surveyed said sex banishes their headaches as well as medicine does. It turns out that sex actually relieves headaches. A lovemaking session can release the tension that restricts blood vessels in the brain. http://www.headaches.org
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