The Meaning of Headache Locations
I remember during one of Professor Tamura’s classes she asked where we Humesters feel stress in our bodies. Answers varied, but quite a few people wrote about their headaches. They wrote about “pressure behind the eyes” and “pounding heads,” and this got me thinking about the different meanings – in terms of the associated symptoms and causes – behind headache locations.
In the interest of investigating the relationship between the body and the mind as well as satiating the curiosity Professor Tamura’s question piqued in me, I decided to put together a presentation on various headache classifications.
These are the two main slides:
I chose to make a presentation because presentation-making is familiar and enjoyable, and with everything in the world feeling so turbulent I wanted that familiarity.
The headache that most students were referring to in Professor Tamura’s class is the tension headache! It’s usually characterized by tension and sometimes spasms around and behind the eyes as well as the upper forehead.