Approximately 45 million Americans suffer from chronic Headaches and, for about half of these people, the pain prevents them from leading a normal life.
75% of all Headaches are tension-type Headaches, caused by a tightening of the muscles in the back of the neck and the scalp. This tightening of the muscles decreases the blood flow to the head and irritates the pain fibers in the skin, muscles and walls of the blood vessels. Tension-type symptoms involve a steady, constant pain on both sides of the head which can last anywhere from several hours to several days, or even months. If this occurs regularly over a period of years it is considered to be a chronic condition.
Vascular Headaches involve the flow of blood in the brain. A leading theory maintains that a reaction to stress, foods or environmental factors leads to a restriction of the flow of blood to the brain. This may be experienced as mental confusion, possibly accompanied by distorted speech or visual aberrations which precede the onset of headache. The brain reacts to the decreased oxygen supply with the dilation of arteries in the brain. The dilation of blood vessels spreads to the neck and scalp, stimulating a pain reaction.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who brought the Transcendental Meditation technique to the world more than 50 years ago, has revived and systematized Maharishi Vedic Vibration Technology. The word "Vedic" means pertaining to Veda, the field of Pure Knowledge or Total Knowledge of Natural Law.
For thousands of years, Veda and the Vedic Literature have been held to be the expression of the Total Knowledge of Natural Law. According to tradition, the Vedic sounds contained in Veda are the fundamental vibrations which structure the material universe, including the human body. Through a tender impulse of Vedic vibration, pain can be transformed into a feeling of pleasantness and abnormality can be transformed into normal physiological functioning.