The most common self-prescribed treatments for headaches, eyestrain, neck pain, sinus
congestion, etc., are over the counter drugs - such as analgesics (usually aspirin),
anti-histamines, eye drops or tranquilizers. Drugs are not only constantly costing you big
bucks but are potentially habit-forming, and may have dangerous side effects.
I'm sure you do not like taking aspirin or the like, no
one does, though you probably "have to" occasionally. Yes, pain relievers work
okay (though not for all people), if you are willing to wait up to an hour for the
chemicals to dissolve into your body. But have you ever thought about what you are
Pain relievers only prevent you from feeling the symptoms of pain. They do not treat
the source or cause of the problem. You are simply ignoring your
body's natural alarm system.
I am not putting down the benefits of medicine. Humankind owes a tremendous amount to
them. But my point is, our tension related afflictions come directly from the physical
things we do. To try to counter or offset our body's natural protest, via "the back
door approach", with chemicals just doesn't seem right.
Suppose your car's oil light came on? Would you clip the wires to the oil light to fix
the problem? Of course not! That would be so comical - yet we are guilty of doing the same
thing to our bodies every time we take a pain killer. And that is not funny!
Herbal remedies are perhaps another possible solution to pain relief. It is very
difficult to quantify some of the claims that this industry makes. In addition, because
there is no regulation of these substances, the situation is usually buyer beware.
Still, in most cases, herbs are usually made from natural substances and generally don't
cause any long term harm except maybe to your wallet.
Rest, Sleep & Relaxation
Ahhh... If only... Wouldn't this be a perfect world, if any of us could just get up,
...relax, ...rest, ...sleep until our pains naturally went away.
Rest, sleep, and relaxation are helpful in the reduction of stress and tension
symptoms, but not possible or practical solutions when pain strikes in the middle of work
or recreation. In addition, once tension pain starts for many people, the slightest
bit of exertion after a short resting period may quickly bring it back.
Acupressure, Pressure Points Massage & Similar
Other popular remedies you may have heard about, or even tried, include the art or
practice of acupressure (Chinese) or shiatsu (Japanese) - both of which are
a thumb-finger, pressure massage techniques, applied to specific facial and cranial
Acupressure and massage are two of the most ancient forms of healing. Together, they
and variations of the same basic principles have been providing relief for centuries. Many
of their benefits can easily be measured and felt. The techniques work by increasing the
rate circulation of blood. This allows the muscles to relax and absorb more oxygen, which
increases the delivery of nutrients, and washes away waste chemicals that build up in
I have also tried self performed acupressure/massage/reflexology, perhaps you
have too. There are many good techniques that you can administer to yourself. But as
wonderful mechanisms the human hands are, there are many areas or pressure points on the
face, head and neck that are just plain awkward to reach yourself.
Massage does strengthen and tone the muscles and is effective in creating an
overall feeling of physical well-being. Although the theory behind massaging techniques is
accepted and proven, a trained professional is usually required for any meaningful
|The fundamental problem with ALL these traditional remedies is that they are
not practical for you and me who is suffering at the office or at home and needs fast,
effective, lasting relief right here and NOW.
Hints for Pain Sufferers
Muscle tone and circulation must be restored in the areas of the
face, head and neck.
Let me explain:
The term "muscle tone" is used to describe the state of
contraction of the muscles when they are not being specifically used. It is the
measurement of the muscle's complete and absolute relaxed state.
When your muscles have too much tone, they are contracting and causing a disturbance in
circulation, hence pain. Likewise, too little tone and your muscles are limp, again having
an adverse effect on normal blood circulation, but this time the pain is caused by the
expansion of arteries. In both cases, it is the disturbance of normal blood
circulation that cause your nerve endings to be irritated and send out pain
Think about it:
Why is it acupressure, massage, shiatsu, reflexology and other similar relief systems
work in the first place? Why is it when you have neck pain, eyestrain or a headache,
rubbing the affected area(s) seem to help? Because these actions restore the two things
the body is lacking which cause suffering in the first place: nominal muscle tone
and normal blood circulation. Whenever both these conditions are met - Voila!
There is no pain!
That is why there is widespread acknowledgement to the therapeutic effectiveness of
acupressure and massage methods. These relief systems have been practiced
for thousands of years around the world. In fact, even the medical community today
recognizes their therapeutic benefits and routinely prescribes therapy to patients.
Perhaps the group that most recognizes the significance of massage are today's
athletes. They routinely push their bodies to the limits of human stress and strain.
Restoring circulation and tone are of the utmost priority to them. Massage-like techniques
safely, naturally, and as we have all witnessed, effectively provide this.
But Wait, Reality Strikes...
Let's face it, how may people can leave their job, hop into a car, drive down to an
acupressure or massage center and have a trained professional work their tension away for
many $$$/hr? As it is, centers like these have become more of a "luxury item"
for the wealthy, rather than a relief center for people who really need them most - you
Self administration of acupressure, pressure points massage and similar techniques is
an awkward, lengthy and painful procedure for most people and the effects may not last
Drugs, medications, and herbs are limited in their effectiveness and as to how many you
can take. Plus, no one will agree that pumping chemicals (natural or synthetic) routinely
into your body is a good thing.
Meditation and/or mind exercises are great for improving concentration or bringing you
calm, but they can't do much when the problem originates from a physical malfunction.
Perhaps sleep, rest and relaxation are indeed the ideal solutions but, unfortunately,
the least practical ones in today's fast paced society.
I know what you are probably thinking at this point. I have discussed almost everything
out there for relief, so what is left? There is an alternative to these alternatives, so
to speak. I know I can help you. First, let's clarify what you need:
You deserve a solution that alleviates your eyestrain, headaches, neck pain,
etc. and related symptoms:
- without medications, drugs, herbs, etc. of any kind
- without traditional acupressure or massage (self or masseur performed)
- without leaving where ever it is the pain starts
- without any facial or skin applied creams or lotions, etc.
- without rest, sleep, taking time off or slowing down your normal activities
- without meditation or any mind or thought exercises
- without crystals, magnets, or any other "mysticism"
- without constant expenditure
- without further pain, discomfort or inconvenience
- without changing your lifestyle, work habits, activities of rest and play in
At the same time your solution needs to work:
- instantly, in seconds at the most
- in a way that can prevent or reduce pains from occurring again
- with beneficial cumulative effects that will make you look and feel better
- with an increase in health and well-being
- with a decrease in mental fatigue
- with a general bodily feeling of relaxation
- in a natural, safe, easy and effective way
- in a remarkable, almost magical way that you've never encountered before
Now there's a tough order to fill!
At first thought, it does not seem possible that there is a single magical solution
that can give you all these benefits so quickly and comprehensively.
But there is.
As you know, we live in a rapidly changing society. Everyday there are new and almost
miraculous breakthroughs. Things that seemed science fiction just a few years ago are now
a part of everyday life.
Now let me say right off the bat that what you are about to learn is not intended to
replace traditional medical or therapeutic treatment required by specific medical
condition(s). Rather, if you do suffer from a special or chronic disorder, what you are
about to learn will perhaps enhance and act as a supplement to relief.
Because the consumer computer industry - and our consequent ever accelerating lives -
are still relatively recent, about 15 years, there really is no way of knowing if there
will be any long term stress related effects as we grow older. Frequently we see reports
on the TV news about the hazards of routine workplace tasks responsible for all our
headaches, eyestrain and stress. Seldom, however, do they offer any useful solutions other
than changing your work habits and time spent at the desk. Not really practical solutions
for most of us.
Health problems arising from the "side effects" of the information age are
increasingly common, and much of the scientific literature on the subject points the
finger at tension, around the eyes, face, head and neck, as being the contributing factors
to all your problems.
It is obvious Mother nature didn't design us to sit on our butts motionless and stare into
a box all day. Do not worry, I am not going tell you to change your work habits and
go out and move about more (though that would be beneficial). And remember, I promised you
something unique and I always keep my promises.
For a few moments I want you to:
- Think over what can trigger eyestrain, headaches (all types) and neck pains...
- Think about the actual mechanism of the pain and why it happens...
- Think about how acupressure, massage and similar systems directly alleviate the
- Think about the solutions of the problems and the problems of the current solutions...
- Think about what works and what does not...
- Think about what technology has not brought us...
Go on, while the next page loads, take a few moments to really think it over...