The 4 Best Therapies for Natural Migraine Relief
If you suffer from migraines, or any chronic headaches, you’ve probably tried a lot of things looking for lasting relief. You want to get control over how much these headaches impact your quality of life. You want natural migraine relief that treats your symptoms, AND the root of the problem.
Since migraines and other chronic headaches usually have a lot of different triggers, it can make treating them complicated.
The question is…
What are the best natural cures for migraines and chronic headaches?
These natural therapies have helped dramatically relieve symptoms for many people who suffer from migraines. From throbbing, stabbing headaches, neck pain, and visual disturbance to nausea, vomiting, light and sound sensitivity and generally knocking you out for the day, these tried and true techniques can make a huge difference in your quality of life.
Acupuncture has a centuries’ old track record of helping correct imbalances in the body. Its whole-body approach makes acupuncture super-effective at treating the complex causes of migraines and other chronic headaches.
This study https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3291665/ from the National Institute of Health shows…
“…high-quality trials involving 4419 participants…found that there is consistent evidence that acupuncture is beneficial in the treatment of acute migraine attacks and that…acupuncture is at least as effective as prophylactic drug treatment and has fewer adverse effects.”
Make sure you find a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac), and even better, find out if they are also certified by the NCCAOM to prescribe herbal medicine, which can speed up your results. If you’re worried about what acupuncture feels like, it’s not like the shots you get at your western doctor’s office. These needles are thin as hairs and usually you barely feel them.
2. Chinese Herbal Medicine
Where pharmaceutical drugs are aimed at treating symptoms, Chinese Herbal Medicine is specially formulated to alleviated symptoms AND the root imbalances, all at the same time.
Like Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine has been practiced and fine-tuned over centuries. NCCAOM Certified herbalists receive hundreds of hours of training in the safe and effective use of these natural substances, and even better, the formulas are customized to fit each unique patient. Herbal teas are the traditional form of delivery, but many herbalists now use capsulized dried formulas to make it easier than ever to benefit from this ancient and effective medicine.
3. Craniosacral Therapy (CST)
In a nutshell, this super-gentle technique releases tension in the tissues around your brain, spinal cord, and your skull. This helps improve circulation to your brain and spinal cord. More important, it helps your nervous system calm down by helping it get out of Fight/Fight/Flight mode, and into Rest & Relax mode.
Craniosacral therapy also helps release tension from injuries, like whiplash or concussion, PTSD or chronic stress. If you have a history of these kinds of injuries or issues, or if you feel a lot of tightness and tension in your upper neck and base of your head with your headaches, CST can be especially helpful.
4. Myofascial Release (MFR) and Trigger Point (TP) release for your neck and spine
Myofascial Release is a type of bodywork that releases your fascia—-the super-strong connective-tissue covering all your muscles, tendons , nerves and organs. Fascia is really strong, and when it gets tight it can put intense pressure on surrounding areas, affecting the muscles, circulation, nerves. Releasing the fascia of your neck, shoulders and head can work wonders for chronic pain and headaches.
Trigger Points are those sore knots in your muscles that send pain to another area when you press on it. A common one is the trigger point in your upper shoulder that shoots pain up the side of your neck and head. Trigger Point therapy uses direct pressure to release tension, freeing up the muscle, reducing pain, and stopping that referred pain that can be causing part of your headache.
Do you suffer from migraines or chronic headaches?
Request your free 15 minute consultation to learn more about how we’ve been helping our patients find lasting natural migraine relief. Our years of experience and combination of acupuncture, herbal medicine, craniosacral therapy and manual techniques are a potent combination that address the many complicated causes of chronic migraines and other headaches.
“Jennie is the best hands down. She has done more for my migraines in two treatments than my neurologist had done in 10 years.”
Jennie Luther, L.Ac, RMT
Family Tree Acupuncture & Wellness
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