Migraine Headache Syracuse
You must find the exact cause of the headache problem to cure it, since there are so many different reasons for having one.
The total body is beautifully designed to be healthy, and has many mechanisms to keep it healthy in spite of the way it is abused. When it cannot cope with a disturbance the body has a warning mechanism, usually in the form of pain. Therefore, when you have a headache your body’s warning mechanism is telling you something is wrong. We think of a headache as an enemy, but if we look at it in its proper perspective we should consider it a friend, because it is giving us a warning of some health problem that needs some attention.
Some people obtain relief by overriding the pain with some form of medication, but numbing the pain this way is similar to disconnecting a ringing fire alarm because it annoys you rather than realizing why the alarm is ringing.
A doctor working with natural health approaches the problem by conducting an examination to look for the reason the pain is present, because he recognizes the fact that the body is designed to operate in a harmonious, pain-free way. Foremost among the most important aspects of his examination will be the evaluation of the control systems of the body, such as the nervous system.
The body’s organs, structures and systems are governed by these control systems, and they must function without interference to maintain our health at a peak level. Any disturbance must be turned to normal before we can regain health, and if we attack the problem by overriding the symptom of head pain by medication we are approaching it at a superficial level.
The following are some types of headaches, and the natural health approach to correction:
The term “Migraine” is widely misused. It is not necessarily connected with the severity of the headache, and refers only to a very specific type of headache, although many people use the term “Migraine Headache” when referring to a very severe headache, regardless of the nature of the headache. A true migraine headache is of a vasculature nature, when something interferes with the normal circulation of blood to the brain. Although it is usually very severe and incapacitating, it is possible to have a migraine headache which is not severe. It is also possible to have another form of headache just as severe as a severe migraine. People who have had migraine headaches over a long period of time can recognize the onset because of the symptoms they feel, which may include visual disturbances or nausea or both. Several direct nerve involvements and nerve reflex factors influence the migraine headache.
Material which is poisonous to the body is the cause of the toxic headache. It can be either something in the body or outside of the body in nature. Environmental poisons such as insecticide, household chemicals or chemicals around work may be the outside source, and are usually identified fairly easily because the headache develops shortly after association with the chemical. Look for possible leaks in your automobile’s exhaust, or fumes from your furnace or your neighbor’s pesticides, or similar causes.
The inside sources of poison are harder to identify and should be evaluated by your doctor. Improper function of the organs of elimination may be the source – either bowels, kidneys, or liver. Any one of these organs not functioning correctly fails to eliminate toxic waste products, and a build-up of toxicity might result in a headache, or in many other forms. Of course, if you regain normal elimination of the toxic material you will eliminate the headache.
An allergy develops due to an abnormal reaction to something which is commonly in the air or in food. Most times the approach is to seek to eliminate the allergen from the person’s food supply and environment, but it would be more realistic to examine the function of the body to ascertain what causes this particular body to be sensitive to that allergen when other bodies are not. Most of the time when body function is improved the reaction to the allergen no longer occurs.
One allergic reaction headache is caused by actual swelling around the brain, which is not easily recognized because we can not observe the brain as we can other tissues of the body. For instance, we can see the swelling that occurs in nose and eyes with a hay fever allergy, swelling in the windpipe with an asthma allergic reaction, or swelling of the skin in the hives allergic reaction.
A headache at the base of the skull, known as a “tension headache,” is one of the most common. This headache is usually caused by an irritation of the nerves, called the suboccipital nerves, that arise from the spine immediately under the skull and must pass through small openings to emerge from the spinal column and through the muscles of the area.
If there is a dysfunction of the neck and muscles at this area it causes an irritation on the nerve. This is usually accentuated with tension – which is why they are termed “tension headaches” but the basic cause is not usually tension, but an abnormal function of the structures in this area. If the bony structures and muscles that support this area are balanced, good results are produced in this type of headache.
There are two primary ways that visual strain can sause “eyestrain headaches,” which are usually easily recognized because they occur after the eyes are used for intricate work or reading.
Poor visual acuity is the most commonly though of reason for “eyestrain headaches,” and it is true that it is often necessary to consult an optometrist for visual examination and have prescription glasses made. But there is a type of visual acuity that is functional in nature and can be corrected by applied kinesiology examination and treatment. This type of poor visual acuity correlates with the cause of a headache, you would be wise to consult an applied kinesiologist for an eye examination and control the eye function before having glasses made. When the visual acuity is improved by applied kinesiology methods, often the glasses that were prescribed previously have to be remade.
If the eyes do not work together correctly it can also cause visual strain, because it is very important for the two sides of the body to work in a neurological organization. The visual strain is caused because the eyes are not “tracking” together while reading or engaged in some other intricate activity. Neurologic correction procedures are available, which sometimes need follow-up with either total body exercise for neurologic coordination, or specialized eye exercises. If the eye exercises are needed, the applied kinesiologist can either prescribe these, or direct you to a specialist on eye coordination.
Sinusitis, or inflammation of the sinuses, occurs for many reason, and the “sinus headache,” which is located immediately over the eyes or under the eyes in the frontal or maxillary sinuses. When the problem correlates with allergic reaction, which is often, it requires the usual applied kinesiology approach of evaluating the exact cause of the allergy instead of trying to eliminate the allergic factors from the environment. It might be that the energy patterns, including the nerve system to the sinuses, are functioning improperly, causing sinus abnormalities to develop – but in any case, the major factor is to find the exact cause of the sinusitis and correct it.
These are the most common types of headaches, but there are many more to be considered. Naturally all of them are taken into consideration by the applied kinesiologist examining you for your headaches. He will consider tumors, nerve system disease, emotional factors, etc. BUT as I said before, the most important consideration is that the headache cause be found, and the recovery rate of the headache conditions accepted for natural health care is remarkable.