Stress is a constant fact of life and common trigger for migraine headaches in New York City. Researchers concluded chronic emotional stress erodes an enzyme in our cells (telomerase) that helps extend our life span, keeping us young and healthy. Migraine headaches are often characterized by throbbing or pulsing pain, usually on one side of the head and while there are a number of medications designed for the treatment of migraine headache pain, many of these have a long list of unpleasant side effects. However from a Craniosacral perspective, headaches are most often the result of a deep tension pattern in the body that keeps resurfacing until it is addressed. In fact sometimes we are not aware of the pattern as we get used to it over time.
The most common migraine headache symptoms include:
- Intense or severe pounding pain on one or both sides of the head — most people have migraine pain on only the side of the head each time, which is a symptom that makes migraines different from tension or cluster headaches
- Nausea, loss of appetite or an upset stomach (sometimes even vomiting)
- Increased sensitivity to sound and light
- Disturbed or blurred vision, seeing flashing lights, or seeing unusual shapes and lines (especially while an attack is just starting)
- Dizziness and shakiness
- Numbness or weakness in the facial or neck muscles
- Increased thirst
- Inability to concentrate, speak normally or hold a conversation
Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a non-invasive treatment focusing on the link between the cranium (or head), and sacrum (the bone at the base of your spine) addressing abnormalities of fluid flow along with membranes connected to both the cranium and sacrum. Because Craniosacral Therapy centers on all the structures involved with migraine headaches (the head, spine, muscles, fascia (connective tissue), and nerves – Craniosacral Therapy is well founded and positioned to effectively treat migraine headache pain.
In craniosacral therapy the patient remains fully clothed, the sessions last 30 minutes to 1 hour, and Dr. Kaminsky treats the patient while they lay down in a relaxed position on their back. First patients are evaluated with the use of skilled and trained hands softly to touch and feel the patient’s skull and sacrum. This allows Dr. Kaminsky to evaluate “craniosacral rhythm” and detect what may be contributing to symptoms like pain or tension.
Delicately Dr. Kaminsky “monitors” the rhythm of cerebrospinal fluid to detect potential restrictions and imbalances in the craniosacral system (which includes the bones, membranes and cerebrospinal fluid-CSF that surround the brain and spinal cord). Once identified Dr. Kaminsky applies a soft, gentle hands-on treatment to both normalize the CST fluid rhythm and correct restrictions in spinal tissues and fascia. It is believed manual palpation (examining by touch for the purpose of diagnosing for the source of pain) manipulation of this system effects sensory, motor, cognitive and emotional processes in the nervous system. This is how many have also felt Craniosacral massage has a positive impact on mood regulation, pain tolerance, stress response and relaxation.
Dr. Kaminsky manipulates bones of the sacrum and cranium to help reach deeper layers of fluid and membrane, all to intervene in functions of the autonomic nervous system and to help to release restrictions. Factors such as emotional stress (neurotransmitter driven), tension in the neck or jaw, frowning and clenching the teeth or forehead can all contribute to migraine headaches, as well as pain in the face, neck and shoulders. Craniosacral massage can help to reduce pressure surrounding the head and also decrease migraine headaches.
Simply put, Craniosacral Therapy releases the tension in the fascia and muscles. This creates more space for the blood vessels, nerves, lymph vessels, and meridians, resulting in decreased (or no) pain, more energy, better blood circulation (oxygen and nutrients to all the tissues via blood), greater emotional well-being, increased mental functioning, and improved immune system.
Craniosacral Therapy for Headache relief in NYC.
Dr. Kaminsky treat’s headache sufferers with chronic and long-standing headaches that have not respond to other treatments. As a chiropractor, offering Craniosacral Therapy, Pranic Healing and other methods of care, he pride’s himself on providing natural hands-on sessions for people with terrible headaches, facilitating a reduction in pain, spasm, tension and pressure.
Type of Headaches Treated
- Migraine Headaches
- Stress Headaches
- Cervicogenic Headaches
- Tension Headaches
- Organic Headaches
- Cluster Headaches
- Vascular Headaches
As a New York chiropractor treating people with headaches, it is Dr. Kaminsky’s opinion that most headaches regardless of how they are labeled by the medical community stem from a single issue. Impaired, partial or a complete cessation of cranial mobility between one or more plates of bone of the face or head at the sutures. Another words known as a cranial subluxation.
Craniosacral Therapy and your Headache
Visiting a chiropractor with the skill-set as Dr. Kaminsky can help with headache relief and complete eradication. Many patients with long standing headaches find relief after only one to two sessions and it continues to get better from there. Dr. Kaminsky uses Craniosacral Therapy, Pranic Healing and other safe and gentle hands-on methods to facilitate complete headache relief.
Energy Medicine for Headache Relief
Energy medicine called Pranic Healing is very effective in treating Headache pain. Pranic Healing is an energy body work system that facilitates the movement of energy and fluids that may be stagnant in your head, causing your headache presentation. This method is combined with Craniosacral Therapy and offers lasting results.