Month: October 2017

First Thing You Should Do When Migraine Comes

Anyone who has ever suffered with a migraine headache knows how debilitating and painful it can be. In many cases, there does not seem to be much that can be done to alleviate the discomfort. Fortunately, many people have found a safe, effective drug free method of treatment for migraine headaches through chiropractic care.

In the past, many traditional health care practitioners did not believe chiropractor’s and their patient’s claims that migraine relief was possible with chiropractic treatment. However new research affirms that patients really do show considerable improvement of their migraine headache symptoms when seen for therapy by a chiropractor.

Migraine headaches differ by the patient and are sometimes confusing to diagnose but among the most common migraine symptoms are: pain on one side of the head, throbbing/pulsating pain, nausea or vomiting, light sensitivity, sound sensitivity, and blurred vision. Once the headache is at its strongest many sufferers can only find a degree of comfort by lying down in a dark, quiet room with a cold compress to their forehead. Of course this can lead to a great disruption in a person’s ability to work, care for their family and enjoy a normal ability to engage in recreational activities.

Some folks experience what is called a prodrome before the actual onset of a headache. Prodrome symptoms for some might be blurred vision or a loss of peripheral vision. Others may feel a tingling sensation of the head or body. Still others may experience a sound sensation like a fluttering. There are other types of symptoms of prodrome but whatever one experiences the person knows the prodrome is a precursor to a migraine headache soon developing.

Exciting recent research has revealed that there can be help for many with this significant condition. Dr. Peter Tuchin performed a study as part of his PhD program at MacQuarrie University that showed positive results for those experiencing migraine headaches treated by doctors of chiropractic.

The study involved 123 people who had chronic migraine headaches– the average length of time they’d had migraines was 18 years. Those involved in the study were divided into two groups. The first was a treatment group who received chiropractic care. The second was a control group who were told they were receiving a form of electrical physical therapy. The research study spanned six months. Both groups kept a record of their migraines for the full six months; noting how often they got headaches, how severe they were, how long they lasted and the amount of medications needed.

The findings of the study showed that around 22% of the patients had a substantial reduction– which means that more than 60% of their symptoms were reduced during the course of treatment. Another 50% had a noticeable improvement– meaning the frequency of the migraines was less, the length of time was shorter and they used less headache medication.

These findings are remarkable when considering the improvement seen with a chronic group. Dr. Tuchin also noted that reducing the amount of headache medicine utilized by patients is important as these are very strong drugs which have many side effects.

Dr. Tuchin concluded: “chiropractic is not the be-all and end-all, but for a good percentage of migraine sufferers… chiropractic treatment is really effective. I’m not saying that everybody is going to be cured, but there’s very little to lose”.

 

The Factor Behind Getting Migraine

Do you get headaches? Do you get Migraines? How do you deal with yours?

About 90% of headaches are classified as tension headaches which can feel like a band wrapped around your head. Lack of sleep, hunger, bad posture, eyestrain and of course stress are the main cause of headaches. Stress is a major contributor to headaches and other physical symptoms you feel throughout your body.

An estimated 28 million Americans nearly 10% of the population,suffer from headaches of some kind, most of them are women and these are migraines, not headaches. Migraines in my experience with my clients can be caused by the fear of getting a migraine. They are so painful and can have you out of action for a few days that the fear of this happening again can bring on a headache and then perhaps the migraine.

Common triggers for headaches.

Dairy Products

Dehydration

Low blood sugar

Perfume

Weather

chemicals in food

smoking

caffeine

fatigue

Getting headaches can confine you to bed, give you nausea and generally disrupt your work and social lives.

So what can you do to help yourself instead of taking medications.

Stress management classes to teach you ways to cope with stress and how to relieve tension

biofeedback, which is a relaxation technique that teaches you to manage pain and stress

cognitive behavioral therapy, which is talk therapy that helps you recognize situations that cause you stress, anxiety, and tension

acupuncture, which is an alternative therapy that may reduce stress and tension by applying fine needles to specific areas of your body

Emotional Freedom Techniques

Meditation on a regular basis to reduce stress

Drink lots of water and keep hydrated

Sex, believe it or not, sex relieves stress.

Ice

Try this exercise – Put a pencil between your teeth but don’t bite – you have to relax to do that. The relaxation and the distraction should ease the headache.

Another way to relieve a headache is to put pressure on the web part of your hand between your thumb and your forefinger. Do this until you feel the pressure in your hand and the relief in your head. So easy to do and so effective as well.

Foods to avoid to prevent headaches.

Peanuts, peanut butter, almonds, and other nuts and seeds

Pizza or other tomato-based products

Potato chip products

Chicken livers and other organ meats, pate

Smoked or dried fish

Pickled foods (pickles, olives, sauerkraut)

Sourdough bread, fresh baked yeast goods (donuts, cakes, homemade breads, and rolls)

Brewer’s yeast found in natural supplements

Bread, crackers, and desserts containing cheese

Most beans including lima, Italian, pole, broad, fava, navy, pinto, snow peas, garbanzo, lentils, and dried beans and peas

Onions

Avocados

Certain fresh fruits including ripe bananas, citrus fruits, papaya, red plums, raspberries, kiwi, and pineapple

Dried fruits (figs, raisins, dates)

Soups made from meat extracts or bouillon (not homemade broth)

Cultured dairy products, sour cream, buttermilk, yogurt relief for headaches

Natural Remedies for Headaches.

Magnesium

Peppermint and Lavender Oils

Feverfew

B-Complex

Water

Cayenne Pepper

Fresh Air

Arnica

Using Natural remedies are a much better choice as Headaches are not something you want to live with all the time. Hopefully some of the above will help ease your pain. So… can stress cause headaches? The answer is YES it can, relieving your stress will definitely relieve and even eliminate your headaches.

 

Why We Should Keep Our Neck

Our human body with its spectacular system of reliant frameworks and structures has given humankind a persisting test. To find and unwind the workings of every part situated in our body and the utilization of each and the other, all the time in blend, has been a test for as long we people exist.

Utilize the learning to upgrade and grow ever better approaches to overcome ailment and sickness. The investigation of precisely how every tissue, organ, cell and framework in the body works, both all alone and as a component of this interlinking structure, is known as physiology. It’s without anyone else a secret and beyond any doubt a staggering bit of work made.

There is a proof that focuses to a distinct fascination in the mechanics of the human body even in the old civic establishments. Contemplating the antiquated Egyptians also the Greek doctor Hippocrates who searched for normal reasons for sicknesses and set an awesome significance on the recording of manifestations and consistent perception of a patient with major rule that are still exist as of today.

As the time proceeded onward the drug changed. The beginning of the twentieth century proclaimed a phenomenal period as far as therapeutic achievement. Concurrent advances in restorative research and mechanical improvements implied that colossal steps were made in drug and surgery. New techniques got found. Changes in ultraviolet ray machine, made it an undeniably effective analytic apparatus, included noteworthy advancements.

A standout among the most critical achievement in the historical backdrop of pharmaceutical came in 1953 with James Watson and Francis Crick found the structure of DNA. Both understood that they had found “the mystery of life”. The impacts of this disclosure keep on resonating into exceptional outcomes on a progressing base, for quite a while.

Upgrades in surgery we never at any point could dream about, curing infections with progressively complex developments. A noteworthy test confronting the universe of pharmaceutical has been the battle against the lethal and predominant malady of cancer. Many sorts of growth are effectively treated because of progressively viable medications.

Be that as it may, there is still an obscure part circumventing we can’t get a hold of starting today. The challenge will never disappear as we continue endeavoring to be in control. Talking about “control”

Discussing “control” the head is without a doubt a standout amongst the most astonishing, multifaceted parts of the human body. Inside the defensive packaging of the skull bones lies the mind, the part of the focal sensory system that goes about as the control community for a large portion of the body. The skull is the head’s characteristic crash cap, shielding the mind and sense organs from harm. Did you realize that it’s composed of 28 separate bones and is the most complex component of the human skeleton.

The grown-up neck is an anatomically complex part of the body, thickly populated with key structures. The seven hard areas of the spinal section situated here are known as the cervical vertebrae. Each is padded between cartilaginous plates that offer a huge level of adaptability, empowering the go to turn and climb and down like a tripod bolster the camera which can move and take after the object without getting aggravated.

All things considered both, the tripod and the human neck, assume an essential part in supporting the items weight. Securing nerve pathways going between the mind and the body, and ensuring the characteristic vibration between the camera and the tripod.

Consider the tripod our body incorporated our legs, that is holding the camera, our body and legs that is holding our neck and head. Without the tripod the camera is not ready to turn steadily, without the neck our head is not ready to turn and move by any stretch of the imagination. Clutch the tripod at whatever time you video or picture something. Hold on to a sound neck that turns openly with no exasperating, disturbance, and bothering. Do your neck roll practice on a day by day base, sit leg crossed over, with your back straight however casual, turning the neck gradually which discharges blocked vitality in the neck, shoulders and upper back.

 

How To Heal Migraine

There is not much to beat the pain of a migraine headache. Some can even pass out from it. This was one of the things learned by speaking to others who have enormous consequences when such is affecting them. Normal analgesics often don’t work and sometimes an injection of morpheme is required from a doctor. The patient may relapse however and the ongoing symptoms persist while diagnosis of the cause escapes them.

When my children were little and the pressure of working and running a home, and so forth, was a priority, the pain of headaches was a constant drag. At the same time a severe back problem took me to the local naturopath who regularly massaged and did other things, such as manipulation, to relieve the trauma.

She also advised that primary causes of headaches are diet related. Her suggestion was that oranges, chocolate, cheese, and such played a big role in it. Once they were excluded from my diet the back pain also cleared up.

Now only very rarely does a headache bother me and that is usually after ingesting something that is not in my normal diet. Having eliminated salt and sugar where possible the idea of such is far from my mind.

My son, who plasters his food with salt, suffers extreme migraines. As much as he has been informed of the danger of salt he persists it is not the cause. As more information is now available on health it is one of the number one items that should be avoided. Unfortunately manufacturers put excessive quantities of it in food and take-away items are loaded with it.

 

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