Headaches occur for many reasons and there are different types of headaches.  some of the most common reasons for headaches can include things like sleep deprivation, eye strain, stress, and continual exposure to loud noises.

Headaches can be classified in to several different categories.  You may have even experienced one of the 3 very common headaches people experience:

  • Tension Headaches
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Cluster Headaches

What Are The Differences?

Let’s look each type of headache listed above and explore the differences:

Tension Headaches:

These headaches fall into the very common category.  Many describe the pain as mild to moderate.  The experience is said to be similar to what it may feel like if there was a tight band positioned around the head.

Symptoms include:
  • Aversion to loud noises
  • Inability to fall asleep
  • Facial Pain

Migraine Headaches:

These types of headaches are considered very common and range in intensity.  Some symptoms include:

  • Nausea
  • Light and sound sensitivity
  • Experiencing flashes of light
  • Visual abnormalities during a period of time
  • Distorted vision

Cluster Headaches

Cluster headaches are considered common.  A cluster headache is a type of headache that occurs in patterns.  Some of the symptoms experienced are:

  • Watery eyes
  • Small pupils
  • Automatic nervous system dysfunction

How can you get help naturally?

There are many ways where you can use natural treatments to help soothe a headache.  Consider exploring some of these options:

Acupuncture:

Here’s how it works and why it can help you with headaches:

Qi energy flows through your body by using channels, known as Meridians.  Your body’s Qi flows through these Meridians as an invisible current, energizing, nourishing and supporting every cell, tissue, muscle, organ and gland.

When Qi is balanced and flowing freely, the body’s natural self-healing abilities are activated, enabling internal stability and harmony to occur.  Stress of daily life can affect the quality and flow of Qi.  This best way to understand this is to use an analogy of a watering hose nourishing a plant.  If the watering hose is blocked or crimped, the plant will not receive the nourishment it needs and it will not longer thrive and grow.

If your body’s Qi is blocked your body will be missing what it needs to be energized and nourished and in the end be unable to thrive and grow.  Over time, your body will become weakened and unbalanced making it even more susceptible to pain, disease, stress, anxiety and poor health.

Other natural pain relief options include:

  • Gua Sha
  • Laser Acupuncture
  • Acupressure
  • Cranio-Sacral Therapy
  • Myofascial Release
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Reflexology
  • Essential Oils
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Herbal Teas

Dr. Marie Perkins, OTR/L, LMT, DOM, Dipl. Ac. is one of the most recognized practitioners in Palm Harbor as a “non-pharmaceutical” pain specialist.

Born and raised in Quebec City Canada, Dr. Perkins received her Bachelor Degree in Occupational Therapy from University Laval in 1993.

Her passion led her to leave everything behind and immigrated to Florida in 1995. She proceeded with acquiring her Massage Therapy license from Bahkti Academy in 1999 and her Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine from the Florida Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2004.

Her goal for founding East West Healing Solutions was to be a pioneer in the community working at bridging the gap between Eastern and Western Medicine. She has established strong partnership with Medical Doctors, Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine, Orthopedic Surgeons, Neurologists, Pain Management Physicians, Doctors of Chiropractic, Rehabilitative Specialists, Athletic Directors, Coaches and Personal Injury Attorneys in the community proving not only that it can be done but also that a cohesive team approach is often the most efficient way to help a patient.

“Over the years I have continued to add to my knowledge in order to be able to help as many patients I possibly could. Most of the time, a joint effort from Western and Eastern Medicine is required to obtain optimal health. For that reason, patients should proactively seek a team of highly trained professionals in various fields, all working toward one common goal; the PATIENT’S best interest. Your health portfolio should be built with the same concepts as your financial portfolio; diversification is the key!,” Dr. Marie Perkins tells her patients.

East West Healing Solutions is located at:

34876 US Highway 19
Palm Harbor, FL 34684

Phone: 727-216-3972
Fax: 727-216-3982

Email: drmarie@eastwesthealingsolutions.com

Web: EastWestHealingSolutions.com