Managing migraines: natural remedies

Severe and painful (in fact the official migraine diagnostic criteria requires that they be severe) migraine-sufferers spend nearly $2500 out of pocket (after any insurance reimbursements) to manage migraine pain.

Those of us diagnosed with migraines never forget the first time we have one:

A bizarre “aura” phase is usually the first clue. Visual disturbances like double vision and other changes in perception, language changes in some people, hearing problems, reduced consciousness… for up to an hour.

And then the vice grip on the head tightens, the debilitating, crippling headache starts, ouch… and more ouch.

“The headaches I used to have are a thing of the past, giving me the opportunity to work and improve my health in other areas.” —BM

Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy: Structure vs. Function

Holistic health focuses on function; Does the body work? 'Modern medicine' finds something wrong; and chases those symptoms.

Big Difference!

While structural integrity is essential to optimal function, a bigger question is: Does the curvature of my spine affect what I want to be able to do?

Your structure governs how your body moves (movement is a function) and how it sends messages (nerve signaling is a function) and that can affect other things.

But before we start blaming our short leg length or scoliosis or lack of hip flexibility for our symptoms, let’s understand what’s important.

The Power of Inner Freedom

The universe we live in has abundant, endless, creative possibilities. Whatever you desire, you can have.

With one little secret:

You also have to be free *not* to have it.

In other words, you can only have it to the degree that you’re also free not to have it.

If you want to be more thin, don’t focus on being heavy. If you want to be successful as a parent, don’t focus on any failures.

Why? Because we get what we resist.

Do we vote for freedom or a certain principal? Rarely. We usually vote against something we don’t want: We vote against taxes, against exorbitant health insurance costs, we’d vote against being too fat if we could.

Do you have team meetings at work? There’s always that person who brings up what they don’t want—or why something can’t work—or all the potential customers who didn’t… it’s really just one customer actually…

And we’re missing the point. We need to focus on what we want—on creating success. Why?

get some sleep - we can help

Why can’t I sleep?

In part, it’s because we don’t really know why we need to sleep in the first place. But 1 in 5 of us have sleep problems, poor sleep leads to accidents and even obesity, so it must be important. We miss it if we don’t have it—try to resist it and it conquers us anyway—and 7-9 hours later, we get up again.

Can’t get to sleep (or back to sleep)… ? join Dr. Ed Childers, DO for tips and help on catching zzz’s

end back pain and neck pain without suffering

Back pain solutions designed with Osteopathic RADAR

You are more than just the sum of your body parts

a concept lost on the “if this symptom then take this pill” approach that doesn’t seem to mind when those pills create other problems as long as the first symptom is gone.

Your symptoms are caused by something. As an osteopathic doctor,  we examine all body systems and evaluate how each one is affecting the others. We believe…

  1. The person represents a combination of body, mind and spirit.
  2. The body can regulate and heal itself—it can maintain health if given the right tools.
  3. Structure and function are reciprocally interrelated.
  4. Effective treatment considers the body as a whole, the interrelationship of structure and function.

Join Dr. Childers’ talk and learn about the 4 key tools in the Osteopathic tool chest and how they are selected for each individual’s unique situation.

Bring your friends: at every talk, we offer FREE handouts and demonstrations