Imagine feeling relaxed, in control and pain free…
A migraine is a debilitating type of headache which unfortunately affects one in seven people in the UK so if you are reading this you are not alone. The World Health Organisation has actually rated migraines amongst the top 20 most disabling lifetime conditions and it costs the UK around £2.25 billion per annum. So it’s not something to be ignored.
If you are a sufferer you will already know that a migraine is more than just a headache though. A migraine attack can last between four and 72 hours most and can render the healthiest person inactive. Symptoms vary from person to person, but many people report moderate to severe pain that pulsates and worsens with physical activity.
Other symptoms can include impaired vision and sensitivity to light and noise, nausea, vomiting, pins and needles and weakness or numbness in the limbs. All-in-all, enough unpleasant symptoms to make it very difficult to go about your daily life. Various triggers can produce the onset of a migraine including stress or anxiety, hormonal changes, food reactions, sleep disturbance or an adverse reaction to medication.
Unfortunately, however around 60% of sufferers never consult their GP because they wrongly believe that nothing can be done to help them. One should always seek help from the medical profession first to rule out the possibility of any underlying medical causes. But there are a wide range of effective treatments now available including hypnotherapy at the Wisdom Room which can help sufferers identify underlying emotional causes, avoid triggers and help with stress management.
Two hypnotherapy techniques used in treating migraines include the hand warming and glove anesthesia. These techniques put migraine sufferers in control of their pain by helping them transfer warmth or numbness to their head where their head hurts.
Hypnotherapy is a natural and safe approach to treating migraines and unlike many prescription medications doesn’t have the side effects. As a result you should be able to reduce the pain of migraines, feel physically more relaxed and mentally calmer.
Don’t be afraid to take the first step. Remember that facing your fear and making a change is the beginning of the path to wisdom and we are here to give you a helping hand.