Introduction to Headaches
Winter of 1999 was the first winter we spent in Sweden. Being here for a few months, we did not know much about this country, including the language of Swedish.
However, we can manage because nearly all Swedish people can understand and speak English, which made us more lazy to learn Swedish.
One day, we wanted to go someplace by bus without knowing that there were two lines of this bus. One went to a place and the other line went to another place. We had to check on front of bus where it showed destination of the bus.
Not knowing that, we took a bus and came to a destination that was not where we wanted to go. Anyway, we came off. It was cold and I had to carry my daughter who was more than two years old by that time( she just wanted me to carry her).
On this cold day, having walked nearly half hour without a hat on my head(my husband and daughter had hats on), we finally came to a McDonald and went into McDonald at once.
That night, I began to have very bad headache. The whole head was in such a horrible pain. I am not a person who is so sensitive to pain, but that pain was just too much to stand. My husband suggested me to have pain killer pills. In the beginning, I did not want. It was too much to put up with so I had to have the pain killer pills. But the pain was still there, it was as strong as before.
The next day, I went to see family doctor and explained to her how horrible the headache was. Family doctor sent me to a further examination. CT showed nothing was wrong with my brain.
Nevertheless, the headache was going on and doctor did not know what medicine to give me based on that the pain killer pills had not helped me and nothing wrong was found out through CT.
During the night, the pain was still very bad. Without knowing what to do to get rid of the horrible headache, I asked my husband to massage my head for some time. He just pushed on my head around ten minutes. Afterwards, I felt better. At least I could stand. After a few nights’ painful headache, eventually I had a good sleep. With that encouraging, later, I did massage my head myself as well. Gradually, the headache was gone. That was 1999. By that time, I did not know the reason why I had that horrible headache at all.
It was 2012. After learning TCM and observing my own body for a few years, I thought about that horrible headache and connected the headache with the long walking in cold.
It was not a problem to do the long walking in cold. The mistake was that I did long walking in cold without a hat on and then for a sudden went into a warm room, which caused that horrible headache. The reason was that my body had no time to get used to the sudden warm environment, which led to that horrible headache.
The headache was gone, but the cold stayed in my head until 2012 when my body began to have energy to take care of that problem, I experienced cold air blowing while sweating on my head. It came and went for a few cycles.