If you suffer from headaches often, more than once or twice a week, then try the following. 1. Don’t skip meals. 2. Get enough sleep. 3. Avoid stress and fatigue. 4. Learn physical and relaxation therapies. 5. Apply heating pad to the neck and shoulders to relax the muscles. 6. Exercising the muscles of neck and shoulders by strengthening and stretching them. 7. Relaxation exercises that focus your attention on various parts of your body in order to relax and release tension and stress can also help. 8. Learn Biofeedback relaxation techniques. Learn to recognize when you are becoming tense and then find ways to relax the muscles before they tighten so much that you develop a tension headache. 9. Identify trigger points, at the back of the neck or in the shoulders. Injecting a local anesthetic into these areas may eliminate the pain and prevent headache.