We have all been there!  It creeps on on you.  At first you don’t notice it, but then it begins to grow.  It may start at your temples, near your sinuses or the back of your head.  Before you know it, you have a full blown headache.  Some headaches can be a nuisance, others can be down right debilitating causing fatigue, vision issues nausea and irritability.

How can you help ease the pain of headaches?

Check out our guide to relieving pain brought on by headaches:

Acupuncture can ease headache pain by improving the flow of your body’s Qi.  Here’s How:

EWHS Thursday 2 4 16 CANVAQi 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.

Essential Oils:
Oil-pain-alleviate2Oils extracted from botanicals are used to alleviate many ailments in a safe, non-pharmaceutical way.

For example, a blend of Lavender, Peppermint and Frankincense oils can be used

  • in your bath water,
  • as a scent on your pillowcase
  • as an inhalant by using a small inhaler or by using a diffuser
  • as a compress – place a few drops in hot or cold water and soak a washcloth

When using essential oil blends like these, headache pain begins to ease.  We suggest Sensoria Wellness products for headache relief.

Gentle Exercise and Meditative Practices:
EWHS Wednesday 1 20 16 CanvaExercise and gentle stretching activities like yoga and guided mediation can help you relax and coax your body back to a peaceful state.  Our new Wellness Studio has classes that focus on ways to help you meditate, stretch and move your body in ways to help you ease your pain.  Discover our classes HERE.



There are safe and natural ways you can help ease your headache pain.  Discover more about our products and services by visiting our office and scheduling a FREE consultation.

About Dr. Marie Perkins

marie-2015Dr. 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 N
Palm Harbor, FL 34684

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

Email: drmarie@eastwesthealingsolutions.com
Web: EastWestHealingSolutions.com