The Mastery Over Migraine blog is offered to you to give you medication-free techniques to quickly reduce your migraine headache pain. I am a physical therapist who is passionate about helping people relieve their suffering. Many people who have been afflicted with headaches for years, even decades, can leave our clinic with a path forward with reduced headaches. I see many people who could have been spared years of misery if they just had knowledge of some conservative methods of treatment, which most people don’t even know exist.
What experience do I have to offer you to get your headaches under control? I have worked with headache specialist and in several Headache Clinics since 2004, and have learned many self-help techniques that reduce headaches on the spot. I completed a Physical Therapy Doctorate in 2014 with my elective emphasis on headache reduction. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1986 and completed two post-graduate certifications in the late 1990s, one as a Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy practitioner, and the other as an Orthopedic Certified Specialist. I have also learned some acupuncture and acupressure techniques while in China. I see every week how these pressure points can be used quite efficiently to help headache sufferers. Indeed, in most cases, if you come into our clinic with a headache, you will leave the appointment with at least half of the headache gone. You will also learn about simple lifestyle changes that can be used to keep your headaches from escalating. You will achieve a sense of control over your headaches you may have never had before.
I read on blogs about all the struggles people go through with their headaches, and I would like to share many of the techniques that have helped so many people, and I hope they will help you, too. This blog is meant to have readers share their own natural treatments that have been helpful to them. Comments accepted here are meant to be supportive and helpful, and any offensive or demeaning comments about another person’s suffering will be deleted. All comments that are spam and unrelated to the goal of headache reduction will be deleted.
There will also be no pharmaceutical information shared. nor will we be discussing herbal remedies. There are certainly excellent medications available to help control headaches, and you should always be in close communication with your doctor before you adjust the dosage or frequency of the medications. The natural techniques I will be sharing must not conflict with any advice your doctor has given. We will also not be discussing herbal remedies. Herbal remedies, while useful for some people, should not be taken randomly as they have side effects as well, and should be vetted by your doctor as they may not be right for every person’s medical condition.
My motivation is a simple one. I want to share what I’ve learned in order to help as many people as possible get their headaches better, and in so doing improve the quality of their relationships, work environment, and general daily life.