Migraines & Chronic Headaches


How massage therapy can help

Did you know that an estimated 45 million Americans suffer from chronic headaches? Chronic headaches are one of the most common complaints made to healthcare practitioners every year.

Headaches are most often treated with over-the-counter or prescription medications. These treatments are highly effective, but can be a temporary solution for a chronic problem. Massage therapy has shown to be effective in treating migraine and tension headaches.

Your Jaw May Be To Blame
for Your Migraine Headaches

Although a migraine is severe to moderate pain that you feel at the top or side of your head, the trouble may actually start at the bottom of your skull.

how acupuncture can help

The lack of options to ensure complete relief is leading migraine sufferers to seek out alternative treatment options, including yoga and meditation.

Researchers continue to find new ways to treat migraines. Alternative therapies such as biofeedback, stress management and acupuncture have received promising results and patients are beginning to widely accept these new methods.

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how craniosacral therapy can help

Pain specialists who recommend holistic treatments for migraine conditions are not the type of physicians who believe in silver bullet approaches. The underlying causes of migraines are still being discovered, and there is no consensus on whether a cure will ever be found for this condition. What has become certain over the years, however, is that migraines are caused by a combination of vascular, neurological and brain chemistry factors.

Studies on how chronic migraine patients experience headache episodes show that there is a cranial sacral (craniosacral) aspect to the pain they feel. The craniosacral system is composed of the membranes and fluid that engulf the spinal cord as well as the brain. Craniosacral therapy is a set of massage and light-touch techniques that aim to establish a healthy rhythm in the flow of cerebrospinal fluid from the lowest lumbar vertebrae to the brain.

Read about a clinical study
on Craniosacral Therapy and Migraines HERE.