For the occasional headache, most of us get relief with an over-the-counter remedy. But for more severe, chronic headaches, many people are unsatisfied with conventional medicine.

Traditional Chinese medicine uses a combination of herbs to treat headache pain. Ayurveda claims to be particularly good if tension is the cause of your pain. Nutritionists blame environmental toxins or food allergy for most headache pain.

No matter what type of headache you have, homeopathy has a remedy - about 500 of them depending on the nature of the headache and underlying causes.

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