Headaches, Migraines and SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Therapy
Know anyone who talks about “doing a detox” or cleanse? Many things can make one feel the need to detoxify their body, and big contributors to that feeling are over the counter (OTC) and prescription pain medications. The two most common reasons people reach for these medications are headaches and migraines.
You’ll be better off if you avoid taking these common contributors to a "toxic body feeling". Your organs will not be overworked from trying to eliminate the foreign chemicals in these medications, and they’ll be stronger and more capable of keeping you healthy when unavoidable stressors of life occur. So how do you avoid needing the headache/migraine medications?
According to the Mayo Clinic some of the common causes of migraines are:
-hormonal changes in women
-food additives: aspartame, monosodium glutamate (MSG), and many more
-sensory stimuli bright lights, loud noises, strong smells
-issues with wake/sleep pattern
-medications (another reason to avoid them if possible)
Some of the things on this list may seem unavoidable and too commonplace to avoid. Short of becoming a macrobiotic hermit there are other ways to deal with these common headache triggers instead of reaching for a bottle of pills. Clinical studies comparing the effectiveness of Thai Yoga Therapy for pain management vs. OTC and prescription pain meds show that a period of regular Thai Yoga Therapy treatments were significantly more effective than the medications, with lasting results, and not only did they have nosideeffects,they had unexpected benefits aside from just pain relief. Some of these “sidebenefits” included improved sleep, improved general mobility, and a noticeable improvement in sense of wellbeing.This last one I mention is especially significant when you consider how many people these days are on one or more antidepressant medications.
But back to the common migraine triggers in the aforementioned list, and how getting SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Therapy can address them. Because SomaVeda® Thai Yoga is a system of Holistic Healthcare addressing the whole person, certified SomaVeda® Thai Yoga practitioners receive abundant training in nutritional counseling
and emotional balancing in addition to the hands on Thai Yoga techniques. So if your headaches are triggered due to hormonal imbalances, certain foods, food additives or certain drinks, your qualified SomaVeda® Thai Yoga practitioner will be able to address your pain and advise you nutritionally on what foods and food additives and drinks to avoid, what foods may be helpful, and suggest herbs or nutritional supplements to help balance deficiencies that may create health and hormone imbalances.
Another point listed as a trigger was issues with wake/sleep pattern, and I mentioned already that one “side benefit” of Thai Yoga Therapy is improved sleep. Reduced stress is also a very common benefit, which addresses another point on the list of headache causes. This leaves just two points left on our list: sensory stimuli and medications. SomaVeda® Thai Yoga helps balance the whole person, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. A balanced person tends not to be hypersensitive to environmental stimuli. However, your SomaVeda® practitioner can determine if any environmental toxins to which you are exposed in your daily life are causing you problems. For example, certain home improvement or building materials could be offgassing toxins where you live or work. SomaVeda® practitioners are educated about common toxic chemicals many people unknowingly use everyday in common products. It could be cleaning products, it could be skin care products that you may not have ever suspected were causing a toxic response in your body. The point here is that what you don’t know can hurt you.
Last on the list of triggers is medications. Over the years in my private SomaVeda® Thai Yoga practice I have helped many people get off of many different prescription medications. My clients and I work with the prescribing physicians to decrease their doses in a safe way until they are off of the medication entirely or on as small a dose as is manageable, thereby drastically reducing or eliminating side effects most of these medications create. This is possible because when we balance the emotions, balance the nutrition, and correct the structural issues, we no longer need to take the chemicals which try and fail to do the same.
A very effective way to integrate this natural and noninvasive therapy approach into your life is with the SomaVeda® Therapeutic Day Protocol. It is a diligent way to start a change to a more balanced life. It begins with a thorough health history and consultation including Ayurvedic and Naturopathic assessments, and a general, whole body balancing session of Thai Yoga Therapy which gently introduces the client to this style of therapy while giving the practitioner further important information about the client’s physical status. After this information gathering and relaxing first visit the client then receives six more sessions, each completely unique. Each of those following sessions focuses on different specific aspects of the body with sophisticated techniques, creating a progressive release effect on the whole person. Included in the Therapeutic Day Program of course is the nutritional counseling and emotional balancing mentioned earlier according to each client’s personal needs. By the end of your seven healing sessions you’ll have received 9-14 hours of hands on and personal therapy. It is this unique approach to personal care and insight that gives Thai Yoga Therapy it’s worldwide reputation for being so effective in making long term changes for health. So next time you feel a headache coming on, instead of reaching for the medication, reach for the phone and schedule your SomaVeda® Therapeutic Day Program and join us for a healthier, happier you.
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the Humiovi Thai Yoga Institute (865)660-8895 www.AriannaThaiYoga.com
This article is presented as an opinion for educational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care or advice. Always consult a healthcare professional for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.
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