Natural Health Treatments for Headaches and Migraines

Natural Health Treatments for Headaches and Migraines


Treat Headaches and Migraines Naturally

Statistics show an increase in people looking for Natural Health Treatments for Headaches and Migraines. Tension headaches and migraines are two of the most common pains that we can experience. A tension headache may be mild and last for a few hours. A migraine headache causes greater pain and can last for days. For most people a tension headache can be caused by exposure to excessive stress and tension or emotional changes in the body. Migraines are a little more complex. Blood vessels of the brain enlarge to release chemicals from nerve fibres that cause inflammation and can be very painful. It is thought that they can be triggered by many things. You can try and manage headaches and migraines with over-the-counter painkillers but if you are experiencing them more often there may be reasons. You should always consult with your GP in the first instance to try and find out why they are happening. Looking for the cause and triggers for your headaches and migraines can be a good place to start.

The Riverside Natural Health Centre in Nottingham offer a number of Natural Health Treatments for headaches and migraines as listed below. The therapies offered by the Riverside Natural Health Centre are just some of the therapies that can possibly help reduce headaches and migraines.



Acupuncture can stimulate certain acupuncture points and it has been shown to affect areas of the brain that are known to reduce sensitivity to pain and stress.
Acupuncture may help to relieve tension type headaches by increasing endorphins which can help to bring about the feel good factor. It can help to stimulate nerves located in muscles and other tissues which lead to the release of endorphins. It can help to change the processing of pain in the brain and spinal cord. Acupuncture can also address stress levels in the body.

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There may be times where there could be an imbalance in your body such as the “time of the month”, menopause or stressful situations. These times can trigger headaches and migraines. Certain foods can also be a triggering factor. Kinesiology is a treatment that can help. A trained Kinesiologist can find out what’s happening in your body. What kinds of foods are the best for you and your blood type as well as finding out if you’re lacking any supplements or minerals which could be causing any imbalance.

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Orthoptic Therapy

The aim of this therapy is to deliberately remove you from the device for a few minutes each time to alleviate symptoms and restore binocular vision. Initially the exercises are supervised by the therapist and then carried out as instructed at home or at work. If you’re suffering with intermittent double vision, eye discomfort, strain, difficultly in focusing, headaches/migraine occurred during the overuse of PCs, laptops, tablets, Smartphone or other Visual Display Units when you haven’t previously been treated for squint (eye turn) or received patching treatment as a child then this therapy may be worth considering.

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You can suffer headaches for a variety of reasons some are: lack of sleep, allergic reaction, stress tightness coming from the back of the neck, hormonal imbalances. A reflexologist would access the areas on the feet, spending more time on gland areas to control hormones.

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Different types of headaches arise for different reasons, stress, tension, lack of sleep, lack of food/nutrients, sinus, anxiety, worry, etc.
If we look at this in a little more depth, most of the reasons for headache can be found elsewhere in different chakras. There are different positions and meditations to treat headaches and other ailments. Different chakras in the body can be worked depending on the nature of the headache. A trained reiki master will know which chakra to work with. If the cause for a headache is because of too much work or burden then a different chakra point will be worked with. Migraine Headaches the front and back third eye chakra will be worked on. In addition to working with the chakras, specific oils, basil leaves eaten raw, basil oil rubbed, lavender oil, mixing lavender and basil oils, lemon oils can be used by the practitioner.

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Remedial Massage

Remedial massage has two functions when it comes to treating tension headaches and migraines. This type of massage can help prevent the onset of them by maintaining your body to release tension and reduce stress. A regular massage, even once a month, can help prevent and reduce the chances of an attack. In a 2006 study published in the Annals of Behavioural Medicine, people who received massage therapy were found to have fewer migraines and better sleep quality than the control group. A 1998 study published in the international Journal of Neuroscience found.

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