There is hardly any person in the world who has never experienced a headache. There are different reasons and different intensity. For some people, it secedes with time by itself or after taking pills, someone suffers for hours, and no medicine can alleviate the suffering. Migraines and cluster headaches are the most unbearable and difficult to get rid of pains. It is not surprising that experts are restlessly searching for methods to combat this debilitating disease.
Thus, researchers from the University of Westphalia named after Wilhelm (Münster, Germany) conducted a study and questioned a thousand people, eight hundred of whom suffered from diffuse migraines, and two hundred had a headache of a cluster variety that had received therapy for two years. Participants answered questions related to intimate activity, headaches, and the relationship of their sex life with seizures.
As the scientists found out, a third of the respondents had sex during seizures. At the same time, in 36% of patients suffering from cluster headache and in 60% of people suffering from migraine, during intimacy, almost complete or partial relief from debilitating pain was observed. Three-quarters of the participants noted that the intensity of the attack from a strong reduced to moderate. However, part of the respondents noted increased pain during intercourse. The greater effectiveness of this method of therapy was stated by patients suffering from migraine.
The scientists of the Arhus Frese group who conducted this study believe that this effect can be explained by a number of factors, in particular, changes in blood pressure and
endorphins intense discharge during sexual intercourse. These are polypeptide chemical compounds produced by the pituitary gland, which are similar with opiates in their effects on the human body. Hormones of pleasure also have anesthetic properties and can reduce the level of pain.
Although, sex cannot be officially stated as a cure from headache, the conclusion that intimacy is the most pleasant pill does not need any proof. And one more addition: self-treatment in this case will also have the most positive side effects.