Why headaches suck!
Headaches and Migraines cloud the spirit and impede on your day-today happiness. They can range from a dull ache, such as a tension headache, to a migraine with severe stabbing pain that can last a day or two. The way we view headaches (and many others who believe in mind/body connection) is simply put, headaches help us release suppressed emotions. These emotions accumulate due to the stressors that we face on a day to day basis. Headaches can allow individuals to work through those emotions and have a physical release. Headaches can also give us warning that the body is in distress and can be headed to serious illness if action to correct negative behavioural patterns are not taken seriously.
An increasing amount of folks are opting for more natural solutions to headaches and migraines. People want long lasting than over-the-counter medications. Headaches and migraines are a symptom of underlying syndromes. Based on the TCM perspective, headaches and migraines are caused by various pathogenic factors or endogenous conditions which lead to a blockage of blood and qi (energy) flow of the channels that nourish the brain. Channels are “energetic highways” in the body in which qi flows; but they can become stuck.
Just to be on the safe side
Headaches, both acute and chronic, can be related to a more serious condition such as a haemorrhage. So if you are experiencing an acute and severe headache or migraine which has not been previously diagnosed, you should seek a Western medical diagnosis before receiving acupuncture.
If you suffer from migraines or headaches and you’re in the Toronto area, come chill with us for some therapeutic headache relief.
By Carrie Kawahatsu R. Ac, R. TCMP
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