Headache, migraine, cluster headache, neck pain and so on and so forth.
First of all it is good to understand what type of headache we have to face in order to identify the correct remedy and practice.
We have many tools available, you just need to understand which is the most suitable: shiatsu, phytotherapy, flower therapy, holistic massages, foot reflexology.
Shiatsu and headache from neck pain
The headache induced by muscle tension and neck pain is perhaps the easiest to counter if you use the right tools and if we learn to maintain correct postures.
In fact, we often think we carry “the weight of the world” on our shoulders like the mythological figure of Atlas and the paravertebral muscles stiffen, often inflame, bringing pain to the whole neck, radiating behind the skull to often involve the forehead and one of the two eyes.
The same symptoms can be felt by women near the menstrual cycle : they are muscle spasms due to the release of hormones and the rise in prolactin levels. For this type of headache there is nothing better than Shiatsu .
The correct pressures and maneuvers on the scapular bands, on the dorsal and cervical paravertebral muscles, release tension and relieve spasms .
At the same time, the acupressure of the bladder meridian and the triple heater in sedation if we are faced with an excess of “fire”, inflammation or stress if it is a question of stasis and stagnation, will accompany the phase of restoring the energy balance, with a feeling of lightness in the upper body, free movement of the neck and shoulder joints.
Foot reflexology and headache
Headaches can be caused by many factors, such as nervousness, worry, pressure changes, digestive difficulties, poor posture, bad dental occlusion, menstruation, smoking and alcohol, and we could go on like this.
A rebalancing treatment that can “heal” all these imbalances linked to physical or mental conditions is certainly given by foot reflexology : whoever takes our feet in hand takes over our entire organism. If we think about it, the foot massage alone prepares us to relax and relieve muscle tension , and if it is accompanied by targeted pressures and precise touches that untie knots reflected on our organs, success is practically assured.
The treatment of the plantar arch where our vertebral column is reflected, the solicitation of points under the sole of the foot that refer to the stomach and liver and the manipulation of our toes can be some areas to be taken into consideration to counteract phenomena . headaches , even if only episodic.
A good reflexologist will then be able to make a correct assessment and understand the actual cause of the disorder, specializing his intervention in an even more thorough way.
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Herbal medicine and headache
If, on the other hand, we do not find time to dedicate ourselves to the practice of some disciplines or if we want to enhance their effect, we can resort to herbal medicine to counteract the headache , so that it has a short life.
Natural cures are effective, but let’s forget that reaction times are comparable to those of drugs. Our body and natural remedies “travel” in accordance with methods and times, without acceleration or forcing.
We therefore always keep in mind that if we are faced with conditions that can be prevented we must act in time . Here are some helpful remedies.
Willow bark has antirheumatic, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic and analgesic properties ; it is indicated in case of flu, cold febrile illnesses, acute and chronic rheumatic disorders, headaches, neuralgia and.
How to use
- It can be taken as an infusion: 3g of drug per 150ml of boiling water, 3 or 4 times a day
- In dry extract titrated in salicin: 500 mg 2 times a day
The flowering tops of the feverfew possess emmenagogue, febrifuge, antirheumatic and prophylactic properties of headaches ; it is indicated in case of fever, amenorrhea, arthritic and rheumatic pains, indigestion and dyspepsia, and in the prevention and treatment of headaches .
How to use
- It can be taken in dry extract titrated in parthenolide: from 150 mg 2 times a day (to prevent) up to 500 mg a day in case of headache.
- In hydroalcoholic extract: 30 drops 3 times a day
The flowery aerial parts have anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antirheumatic, diuretic properties ; it is indicated in case of rheumatic affections, arthrosis, hyperuricemia, water retention, febrile states, flu syndrome , diarrhea. Despite containing salicylates, Spirea meadowsweet has anti-inflammatory and antacid activity in the stomach.
How to use
- It can be taken as an infusion: 2 g per 150 ml of boiling water, 3 cups a day
- In hydroalcoholic extract: 60 drops 3 times a day