So you wake up in the morning and it’s there throbbing, pulsating migraine and it may stay with you all day. Your maybe fine in the morning only to have it come on in the afternoon
Your take drugs to cope with them which works in the beginning, but overtime these interventions may wane until they just don’t help at all anymore so you just stop taking them.
The pain may come and go where it doesn’t affect their life too much, then in someone else it just seems to take over their life to
It can intensify to
Then, over time, you cannot even hold a full-time job anymore. You may be a prisoner at home just coping with the symptoms of the migraine, depending on others to look after you.
I have even known people who have started their own business, so they could manage their migraines more easily and work around the migraines so they can still pay the bills.
But one thing is clear: As you get older, they just seem to get worse.
What Is an Emotional Migraine?
It is a one-sided throbbing or pulsating headache and can
There are many triggers that can cause a migraine, and everyone has different triggers that may set off a migraine here are a few.
Chocolate, cheese, coffee or other caffeinated drinks, nuts, citrus fruits, processed meats, additives such as monosodium glutamate (MSG) and aspartame (an artificial sweetener), fatty or salty foods, and alcoholic drinks (red wine and beer).
Bright or flickering light, motion, loud sounds, strong odours (especially perfume, but also paint and smoke), changes in weather (atmospheric pressure), fatigue or lack of sleep, stress, hormones (especially around the time of period for women), skipping meals and some medications.
So Why Do I Call It an Emotional Migraine?
Well, most pain
Let me give an example from one of my clients who had migraines, and his migraines were 24 hours a day 7 days a week. He was
Anyway, in our first session he said something to me that caught my attention just one small sentence. He said as soon as I wake up in the morning, the first thing I do is look for the migraine.
Well, that really caught my attention, so I asked a question that would not be obvious to others.
I asked, and where do you look for the migraine? He pointed to a spot on his head. I then asked why that spot? He responded because that is where it hurts the most.
Let me explain how this works, so in the past he had a headache and he felt it in that one spot and at the time he got all emotional about it anxious, angry, sad, helpless, etc. These emotions then amplified the physical tension in the area and other associated physical symptoms associated with the headache. This has the effect of anchoring the headache to that spot on the head. The emotions act like glue they anchor our thoughts, emotions and physical symptoms to that spot on the head.
Now over time as he has more headaches he focuses on that one spot more and more, and anchors more and more emotions to that one spot and subsequently the pain and other physical symptoms. So imagine the pain and emotional distress is on a scale of 1-10 so over time this level rises to
So this gave me the biggest clue on what I had to do to cure him of his migraines permanently, which I will go into later.
What Is a Tension Migraine?
I have unfortunately suffered from these types of headaches in the past and once I realised what type of headache I had, in my case over time I have discovered the cause of the tight muscles can
The first one I remember the most is I was having problems with tension headaches where I also had other symptoms like foggy brain, pain behind my eyes. So this is when I
Anyway through my research online over several days I found one article that really caught my eye where they described how the sub-occipital muscles which are the muscles at base of skull at back of head can cause the all the symptoms I was experiencing with my tension headache.
However, it is not this simple, over time I experienced tension headaches and always the cause was the muscles all over my head and the Sub-Occipitals and neck but now we couldn’t fix the tension headaches. Muscles elsewhere in my body were tight, which were causing these muscles to remain tight. So we had to work out which muscles were causing my neck, head and Sub-Occipitals to remain tight. The range of muscles that were the cause ranged from muscles in the ankle, knee, glutes, hamstrings. What the hell do those muscles have to do with my head.
Well we have lines of muscles and facia in our bodies and they interconnect with each other for example hamstring tension can cause glutes to be tight, which causes muscle in back to be tight which causes the muscles in neck to be tight that causes the Sub-Occipitals to be tight and then all muscles in head.
This is another factor that has to
But Also Emotional Migraine
Now everything we have said for tension migraines are true, but you also have to add to it everything I have outlined above for emotional migraines. So you can get a double whammy so not only do you need to treat the cause of the tension migraine you may also have to treat it as if it is an emotional migraine because all I described in emotional migraines
How to Cure Migraines?
So below, I will outline a few options on how you can treat and cure migraines.
This is the simplest one to approach but can also be the one that takes the longest to solve potentially.
The first thing you would need to do is go to a chiropractor and get them to check your back and neck to see if any joints are out and if they are well
Next you need to find the muscles responsible and the first course of action is the obvious ones you will need to massage the muscle in the head, Sub-Occipitals and neck to ease the tension and the migraine. I would suggest you start the whole process yourself by doing some self massage. Get a massage device called a Knobble It 4 Ways Massager available from following links.
You use the knobby ends along the back of the neck especially the Sub-Occipitals make sure you press hard against the bone of your skull at top of your neck. Then run the device over the entire head forwards and backwards. Now, when doing this,
Once you have released the muscles and the migraines
My remedial massage therapist has even told me of instances with his clients where he has cured there migraines by accident helping them with another problem in their body, and on purpose when he has known of the migraines and looked for the muscles causing the problem.
Well, the only way I know to eliminate these types of migraines is to do hypnotherapy.
Referring back to my example client above in his session what I needed to do
He came back for a followup session 3 weeks later so I debriefed him on everything we did in the first session then I asked him if he had any migraines since the last session and he said no but I am getting one now. I knew why he was so I asked a question why are you getting one now? He said I am focusing on the spot on my head, and I responded you see your creating the migraine yourself by focusing on that spot on your head. So we did a little more work on the migraines and he has not had one since.
So the solution is to remove all emotions associated with the migraine the physical symptoms and their focus on the migraines to eliminate them permanently.
People suffer all the time from migraines and it can be really debilitating for them to cope with and
I have helped many people over the year with migraines and I must admit I didn’t
Now you have an alternative route of treatment to explore to help eliminate the migraines instead of relying on the conventional medical practice of using drugs which only
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