Have a throbbing headache that just won’t go away? It could be more than just a headache. You may be experiencing a migraine.
Migraines are pretty common, and it typically causes moderate to severe throbbing headache on one side of the head only. It can also cause nausea and vomiting.
Additional symptoms include sensitivity to light, certain smells and sound. What’s worse is that migraines can last for days.
In many situations pain killers can help with migraines. They are generally the first go to treatment for a migraine.
However, painkillers are not always recommended. And they don’t work all the time or for every person. Some people just do not respond well to over-the-counter painkillers. So they need something else to get relief.
Does Osteopathy Work for Migraines?
One option to consider trying is osteopathy for migraines. Why? Because osteopathy can help target the underlying conditions that cause your migraines.
Migraines are often caused by stress, over fatigue, muscle tension, depression, anxiety, hormonal changes, and head or neck trauma.
Osteopathy is a great way to relax muscle spasms and release tension in different areas of the body. It’s a great alternative for those who want to experience relief not just for migraines, but for chronic body pains and illness too.
The Body’s Natural Healing Process
It helps assist the body’s natural healing process, and restore the body’s ability to function and move. Using osteopathy to help treat your migraines can actually give you a lot more benefits too.
Benefits can include (but not limited to) the following:
- Promote your body’s natural healing
- Prevent further pain from muscle spasms
- Target and release blockages
- Releases tension that usually is the main trigger for migraines
- Correct your oxygen blockages
- Restore your body’s basic function
- Restores mobility
- Releases muscle tension, nerve and joint tension
- Improves your blood’s circulation
- Helps release bodily fluids in the lymphatic system
Osteopathy is a completely holistic approach to treating migraines, and they can work very well. For many of them, osteopaths use hands-on techniques to relieve tension.
There are different techniques that osteopaths use to relieve pain in people with migraines. This includes:
- Muscle release which is essentially a soft tissue massage. This helps correct the body’s imbalances.
- Cranial treatment is a gentle treatment that’s often done with muscle release. This technique often involves gentle contact with the head or the tailbone.
- Myofascial release is another popular technique which involves breaking the knots in the muscles. These knots may be a contributing factor to your migraines.
- Postural and exercise education is, as the name suggests, education on how to improve better posture. It helps support better use of your muscles
- Manipulative therapies mobilize joints through gentle articulation. It involves stretching the ligaments and joints.
Osteopathy is recommended for those who suffer from extreme episodes of migraines. It can provide immediate relief.
If you want long-lasting results, you can benefit from getting continuous osteopathy treatments. It does not only help with migraines, but it can also provide a lot of health benefits for your body and your overall well being.
If you’re looking for a more holistic and natural way to treat your migraines, try finding the nearest osteopath or osteopathy center near you.
Guide to Migraines
This article is part of our Guide to Migraine Treatments and Causes.
Check out the next topic in this series: Can Anxiety Cause Ocular Migraines?