Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Migraine Headaches-Part 2

In the first post about migraine headaches, I talked about some of the possible causing and how massage can help if it's muscular, craniosacral therapy can help if it's nervous system related and reiki can help if it's energetic and sometimes it can be due to hormonal imbalance.  If any of you have suffered from a migraine headache or love someone who does, you know that there can be many reasons why someone could be getting them and it can take a lot of research if you've already tried what you know without the desired results.  I used to get them until I got my hormones balanced out.  My husband recently starting getting them, which spurred me into further research since my last post about migraine headaches.  Other possible reasons for them that I have researched are poor digestion, liver and gallbladder issues, poor diet and lack of exercise.  Since my husband ate a lot of junk and didn't exercise regularly, I decided to look at this from the inside out.  I decided to look at nutrition in addition to the acupuncture meridians through the use of Qigong, acupressure and craniosacral therapy for unwinding the acupuncture meridians.  I also stopped just buying him anything he wants at the grocery store and replacing it with more fruit, vegetables and nuts.  What do you do for exercise for someone who hates exercise?  Well, we enjoy going for walks together, but it's the time of the year when it's dark and cold out by the time he gets home from work.  Qigong is gentle and not hard for those who hate exercise and it also works on your acupuncture meridians and increasing what is called "chi" energy.  So we are doing Qigong DVDs together.  He'll only do what we do together, he won't exercise on his own.  I had also read that the liver meridian manifests at the nails.  He has had toe nail fungus for years.  I'm also using essential oils through Young Living to address the fungus, digestion and cleansing the digestion and liver.  It's too soon to know what the long term results will be since healing holistically can take some time, but I do know that the stuff I read applies to him and he needs to make some lifestyle changes now in order to nor have more problems later on down the road.  I have made some changes to supplements for him too.  All the changes are changes are realistic for someone who is not really into taking good care of themselves.  I have to do these things for him, but he complies :)