Case: First Aid for Migraines

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I started suffering from debilitating migraines approximately 15 years ago, (when I was going ‘against my grain’ of course). I took ibuprofen on a regular basis, not to alleviate the migraines, but to prevent them.

At the time, I was already studying holistic and complementary therapies, and I came to the conclusion very quickly that this was ‘not a good idea’. My search began for a natural therapy that would cure my migraines.

An acquaintance suggested I try Jin Shin Jyutsu. I looked at him blankly and said: ‘Gin what?’ He lent me the book A Touch of Healing by Alice Burmeister, and a whole new world opened up to me. A world, where I began to Get to KNOW (Help) MYSELF.

It was so wonderfully simple, and so effective. After a time, I was able to clear my migraines in minutes. Over time, I worked on myself and with the help of a Jin Shin Jyutsu Practitioner who gave me sessions to clear the CAUSE of the migraines. After a while, they just stopped. 

To alleviate headaches and migraines, you can use this simple Jin Shin Jyutsu self help hold: place your fingers at the base of your thumb. Use the right hand fingers on the left base of thumb or vice versa. Hold for a few minutes, or until there is relief. Do this first step in the case of a migraine, and then hold the outsides of the heels (place the right fingers on the right heel just below the ankle and the same on the left side).

Of course, if headaches persist, then it is advisable to have them checked out by a physician, as well as seeing a JSJ Practitioner.  

Also, in my experience, it helps to drink lots of water, cut down on starches and avoid typical ‘trigger’ foods like coffee, alcohol (especially red wine), oranges, chocolate and very spicy foods.

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Astrid is a therapist, healer, artist, teacher and business woman. She is a fully trained Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner (since November 2000), holds the Tisserand Institute Diploma in Holistic Aromatherapy (TIDHA), and has NFSH (National Federation of Spiritual Healers) and Reiki certifications. She has studied the Bach Flower remedies to Practitioner level. She has taught Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology and Jin Shin Jyutsu Self-help classes at adult education colleges in London and at health centres across the UK since 2001. She has also exhibited her artwork in London. Astrid lives in Wiltshire, England, where she offers treatments and self help classes. She also shares her knowledge, experience and love for Jin Shin Jyutsu with the rest of the world via this website.