In some cases, arthritis in the neck, or chronic contraction in the neck and shoulder muscles may contribute to headache. Migraine headaches are more severe and disabling, lasting for hours and sometimes days. Many f the 28 million Americans with migraines experience sensory warnings before the headache: they see lights, they have blind spots, or their limbs tingle. With the pain, they may experience nausea, vomiting, and/or sensitivity to sound and light. Some medications can effectively reduce the severity of the migraine, and others may reduce their frequency, but these may have side effects. One contributory factor to migraine, as well as to tension headache, is stress.
How the Gokhale Method can help
We can help you achieve healthy shoulder, head, and neck positioning, which can help restore healthy blood circulation to the head and neck.
Our approach may also help reduce the frequency or severity of headache by reducing stress. Students find the course is beneficial in this regard, as it alleviates pain and fatigue, and improves sleep.
Where can I learn more?
Shoulder, head and neck positioning are taught in Session 1 of the Gokhale Method Foundations course, and in Lesson 1 of the book: 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back. However, for best results we recommend the complete course, including repositioning of the pelvis, spine, and entire body.
* Information provided is for informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute for medical advice from a healthcare professional.