First Aid for Migraines
This self help is what did it for me
I suffered from debilitating migraines about 20 years ago. I was stressed.
Ibuprofen tablets were always in my bag. I took them regularly, not to alleviate the migraines, but to prevent them.
At the time, I was already studying 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.
Someone I knew suggested I try Jin Shin Jyutsu. I looked at them blankly and said: ‘Gin what?’ They 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 sought the help of a Jin Shin Jyutsu Practitioner who gave me sessions to clear the CAUSE of the migraines. After a while, I stopped getting them.
The self help exercise for migraines and headaches
To alleviate headaches and migraines, you can use this simple Jin Shin Jyutsu self help hold: place your fingers at the base of your opposite thumb.
Use the right hand fingers on the left base of thumb or vice versa. Go to the side of the discomfort.
Hold for a few minutes, or until there is relief. In the case of a migraine, do this first step and then go to step 2: Hold the outsides of the heels. Place the right fingers on the right heel just below the ankle, and do the same on the left side.
Of course, if headaches persist, then it is advisable to have them checked out by a physician.
In my experience, it helps to drink lots of water, cut down on starches and avoid typical ‘trigger’ foods. For many of us (but not all of us!), these can be coffee, alcohol (especially red wine), citrus fruits, chocolate and very spicy foods.
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Self Help hold to relieve headaches