Pounding Migraine Headache Relief with Reflexology
Due to a change in barometric pressure, a client with a pounding migraine headache called the Healing Place, stating that she needs an “emergency reflexology service.” The client had suffered with the headache for six days, accompanied by vomiting. After an hour of ear reflexology and pressure point techniques, the migraine headache finally dissipated. The client felt better thanfully! Before the client left, we gave her some hand and ear reflexology techniques so that she can practice at home in between office appointments.
How Many People are Affected by Migraine Headaches
Migraine is a prevalent neurological disease affecting 39 million US men, women, and children and 1 billion worldwide. Everyone knows someone who suffer from migraine.
A migraine can cause unrelenting and pulsating pain, usually on one side of the head. It is often accompanied by nausea, vomiting and extreme sensitivity to light and sounds. Migraine attacks can last for hours to days or months. The pain can be so severe that it can interfer with daily activities.
7 Types of Migraines Headaches
Below are brief descriptions. Pain duration is an estimate. Please research for more information about each category.
Migraine without an aura – This is a common migraine. Main symptoms include throbbing pain that starts on one side of the head. Moving around tends to make the pain worse, and its normal to feel nauseous,, dizy and sensitive to light and sound. Duration about 4-72 hours.
Migraine with an aura – Main symptoms: visual disturbances before a migraine begins followed by common migraine suymptoms. Durations, a few minutes to 4 hours or longer.
Menstrual Migraine – 7-19% of women are affected with menstrual lmigraine. As it sounds, migraine coincides with a menstrual cycle with flactuating hormone levels. Migraines can happen with or without an aura. Duration: 4-72 or longer hours.
Vestibular Migraine: 30-50% of migraine suffers suffers from vestibular migraine. Main symptoms: vertigo, dizziness, and trouble with balance. Duration: seconds to days.
Migraine without headache: You might get an aura, but not a headache, sometimes known as a “silent migraine.”
Abdominal Migraine: Instead of having a headache, the migraine causes abdominal pain (migraine begins in the stomach.) It is more common with children than adults, though 2/3 children will develop migraine headaches as adolescents. Duration: 1-72 hours
Status Migrainosus – a migraine with or without an aura, lasting more than 72 hours. This type of headache might briefly respond to medication, then flood back with twice the pain after a break. This is the most difficult migraine to control.
If you get migraine headache, try these pain relief o relief the pain by
- placing a cold pack on your forehead
- using a healing pad or hot compressor. If you have a tension headache, place the heating pad at the back of your neck
- massaging the pain points for relief
- taking medication
Try Hand Reflexology to Relieve Migraine Pain
Reflexology therapy supports all body functions including circulation and neurological function. By thousands of reflexology points on the feet, hands, and ears, will promote healthy energy flow throughout the body. The pressure points LI-4 also known as “Hegu, is located between the base of the thumb and index finger. By pressing on this point, it can help to relieve headache pain.
*Please note that all holistic medicine is NOT a substitution for traditional medicine. Please consult with your health care provider for more advice.
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