Do you suffer from headaches, or do you know someone who does? If you do, know that you are not alone. The head is actually the most common site of pain in the body. Headaches can range from a mild pain that comes and goes, through to constant intense pain that’s so bad you have to crawl into bed with a bucket in case you throw up!
Headaches, like any pain in your body, are a sign that something is not quite right. Your brain will create for you the sensation of pain if it thinks there is something wrong or if it thinks there is a potential problem. For example, your brain will give you a headache if you have taken too much medication – letting you know there is some chemical toxicity going on! And some headaches are a warning of life- threatening illness. But for most people, headaches are not a sign of life-threatening illness and are more the consequence of lifestyle and daily behaviour.
I often hear the word “I am cynical” about alternative and complementary therapies. You may be surprised to know that there is a lot of research out there on how promoting a body’s natural healing processes can be as effective, and in some cases more so, than inhibiting these as many medical procedures do.
Watch our video on how headaches are cured by Chiropractic care.