Headaches can be caused by a number of factors, including; stress, head posture and carriage, menstrual cycle, neck strains and injury. Osteopathic treatment should be able to stop or at least ease the majority of headaches.
Treatment will often consist of muscular release using combinations of osteopathic techniques, cranial techniques, trigger-point dry-needling, safe adjustments and/or manipulations, exercises and tapings.
(Please be advised that in the instance of recurring headache or migraines, it might also be sensible to discuss symptoms with your GP.)
Having searched on my online journal library (thanks, Lee P!), there are 91,361 recent academic articles on headaches. So one could talk for ages about them. But clinically and osteopathically, at least in ‘my hands’, I think it can be whittled down a little more.
There are those headaches that can be helped by hands and those that are more difficult. Thankfully, in my experience, most can be helped. This may, however, be due to the fact that we may not get to see the most ‘neurologically severe’ types in an average clinic setting. Nonetheless we do still get challenges that stump others.