Our Headache Clinic helps alleviate headaches, especially migraines. Headaches can be disruptive, causing pain and a change in plans for the day, or even the week. When you feel a headache coming on, there are options to manage and lessen the pain. We can help you identify triggers and alleviate the pain.
Migraines are the most complex headaches to treat. Classic migraines have an aura that starts before the headache, usually sensory phenomena. This can be things like flashing lights, hearing things, or funny sensations. Common migraines, however, do not have auras, they just start without warning. The pain of a migraine tends to feel like squeezing or throbbing. Migraines are often accompanied by nausea and a desire for being in the dark and the quiet.
Tension headaches, on the other hand, are the most common type of headache. They tend to be achy, and generally include feelings of tightness, pressure, and tension. Tension headaches are related to stress and fatigue and the pain can be felt from the head down to the neck and shoulders.
Treatments that focus on wellness are effective for headaches. Rest, mindfulness, and restorative practices such as Bodywork, Acupuncture, and Medical Qigong, are all proven treatments. When we calm the body mind and use deep breathing techniques, the nervous system becomes more resilient.
Headaches often have triggers, and most of the time, there are multiple triggers. That means there isn’t just one thing to avoid! Supplements, energy medicine, and working with a holistic neurologist like Dr. Sharp can help sort through the possibilities and provide relief.
Treating headaches from a wellness perspective means not just relief, but also prevention. When the nervous system is more balanced, the body is nourished, and triggers have been identified, we can change our baseline.