Headache and migraine relief Brisbane
If you are after headache and migraine relief Brisbane residents can safely turn to our acupuncture, Tui Na bodywork and remedial massage treatments for support. Importantly, these treatments won’t cause harmful side effects.
A lot of people suffer from a severe headache every now and then. Even minor head pains can take valuable time out of your day and leave you searching for effective relief.
Most of us turn to medications. These are great at working fast, but their effects are temporary. And they rarely address the underlying cause.
What causes headaches?
There are many things that may play a key part in what causes headaches.
When it comes to acupuncture, Tui Na bodywork and remedial massage, we look at things like your work load, emotional health, social activities, exercise regime, diet, physical state and hormonal levels.
Types of headache
There are many types of headache and it’s important that if you are suffering from a severe headache and you’ve never had a headache like that before, seek medical help pronto.
The stress headache is one of the most common headaches we encounter in clinic. The stress headache is brought on by emotional strain, which can cause us to tighten our neck and shoulder muscles.
Headaches behind eyes are common, and can be due to excessive tension in the muscles at the back on the neck in particular. Headaches behind eyes also suggest migraines.
Also common is a back of head headache. The back of head headache can be due to tightness in other muscles at the back of the neck and muscles that attach to the scapular.
What is a migraine?
Migraines usually last form four hours to up to three days.
They involve intense, throbbing like pain that’s usually on one side of the head.
Also, many sufferers experiencing nausea and vomiting. Some may experience numbness or even paralysis on one side of the body.
It’s common for people who suffer from migraines to experience a warning sign. One of the most common warning signs of migraines is the migraine aura.
The migraine aura usually involves visual disturbance such as flashing lights, and changes in the sense of smell and taste.
These points offer you a brief rundown on what is a migraine.
Our headache and migraine relief Brisbane treatments
Acupuncture, Tui Na bodywork and remedial massage consider a holistic, or whole-body approach to your wellbeing.
When you come in for treatment, we will take a health history and perform a physical examination, looking at what is causing your imbalance.
Our therapies are not a quick fix.
Generally, change occurs over a period of time and that period depends on your current state of health and the causes of your headache or migraine.
We will give you ‘homework’ that you’ll need to complete before your next session.
That homework might involve changes in your diet, stretches and acupressure.
Here is a glimpse of the type of advice we offer in clinic.
Track the triggers
Consider keeping a diary and write down what you did, ate or drank before a headache or migraine comes on. Are you experiencing headaches at key times in your menstrual cycle?
Stress tends to be involved in so many health conditions including migraines and headaches.
Physical exercise is important to all of our health and wellbeing. It’s a great stress buster, too!
Healthy eating and sleeping habits
Try hard to eat healthy meals, drink plenty of water and sleep well every night.
Read our Acupuncture for Pain Relief webpage for an overview of clinical research into the efficacy of acupuncture for headaches and preventing migraines.
Acupuncture has been shown to reduce the frequency and severity of many types of pain – migraines and headaches inclusive.
Some extra advice
See our posts on reducing a headache in progress and tips on reducing the number of times you get a headache.
If you’d like to know more about headaches and migraines, we recommend you read the Mayo Clinic’s Headache section.
Make an appointment with us today to get your headache or migraine relief Brisbane ball rolling.