Migraine is a common health condition, affecting around 1 in every 5 women and around 1 in every 15 men. They usually begin in early adulthood.
A migraine is usually a moderate or severe headache felt as a throbbing pain on one side of the head. Many people also have symptoms such as feeling sick, being sick and increased sensitivity to light or sound.
There are several types of migraine, including:
- Migraine with aura – where there are specific warning signs just before the migraine begins, such as seeing flashing lights
- Migraine without aura – the most common type, where the migraine happens without the specific warning signs
- Migraine aura without headache, also known as silent migraine – where an aura or other migraine symptoms are experienced, but a headache does not develop
Some people have migraines frequently, up to several times a week, Other people only have a migraine occasionally, and It's possible for years to pass between migraine attacks. (Taken from https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/migraine/)
How can Amatsu help migraine sufferers?
Migraines can be caused by many things ranging from foods, continual stress and emotional problems but also physical imbalances in the body. Even a problem as remote from the head as the foot could be the start of the problem. Nothing works in isolation, changes in balance can then affect the knee, hip and pelvis, which will then affect the spine. A small twist in the spine will twist the dural tube which in turn will make changes in the dural membrane in the skull which will exert pulls on the cranial bones causing pressure and pain.
Amatsu looks at balancing the whole body to remove the torsion and balancing the cranial bones which can give relief from pain. This is done by working with ligaments, peripheral nerves and soft tissue. At the same time looking at diet and lifestyle can help the client to remove elements that may be contributing to the migraines.
Master Practitioner of Amatsu and NLP