Headaches are one of the most common health complaints in the UK with over 10 million people experiencing them regularly.
They fall into various categories including migranes, tension headaches, hormonal headaches and cluster headaches. Avoiding triggers, good diet, hydration and exercise can all play an important part in preventing or managing headaches. Some people find they need to resort to over the counter medication or in severe cases stronger medication from their GP.
For individuals looking for holistic ways of supporting their body to manage or reduce headaches, Craniosacral therapy can prove helpful. As CST helps to kick start the body’s own recovery mechanisms, for many people it helps to balance hormones, release tension and down regulate the central nervous system – all of which can play a part in headache management.
Headaches can also remain after serious illnesses like viral meningitis. Currently the Meningitis Now is working with the craniosacral profession to further substantiate benefits experienced by individuals who have found relief from using CST to alleviate headaches and other symptoms like exhaustion, memory loss, dizziness and anxiety following meningitis.