Migraine Headache Treatment: Body
Since headaches and muscle contraction have a strong relationship, various types of bodywork can be helpful in relieving muscular spams that occur between the base of the skull and along the top of the shoulders. Releasing the muscular tension results in normalizing the neurovascular system. These types of bodyworks include Feldenkrais Method, Alexander Technique, the Trager Approach, craniosacral massage and polarity therapy.2These approaches require the help of professionals that specialize in these techniques.
Migraine Headaches can also be relieved with the use of effective self-help approaches such as acupressure and yoga. These techniques can relieve muscular tension and create a flow of blood and energy to the head, causing a relief in the headache.
Effect of Acupressure on Migraine Headache
There are specific acupressure points that must be stimulated to achieve a great deal of relief from a migraine headache. Each of the points has a unique coordinate which you must locate on your body...
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Effect of Yoga on Migraine Headache
Some yoga experts have found that a hatha yoga practice, or the practice of yoga exercises called "asanas," can assist in reducing the frequency and intensity of migraine headaches.
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Effect of Acupuncture on Migraine Headache
Sometimes headaches can be caused by blockage to the brain. Acupuncture can work to remove this blockage so that the body functions properly and normally. The specific treatment would vary depending...
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1) Baxter Bell, M.D., R.Y.T. 2010 Postures for Migraine Headaches (Online) http://www.yogajournal.com/practice/974
2) Alternative Medicine, Burton Goldberg, 2002