It's easier for health professionals to prescribe drugs as a
substitute for change.
Self-medication with alcohol or nicotine,
anti-depressants and stimulants are easier than
intelligence to emotions and relationships.
The long-term consequences and side-effects of
psychoactive drugs are
unacceptable to an increasing number
of professionals and to their patients.
What are Migraines?
Migraines are periodic severe headaches, with throbbing,
sometimes blinding pain, nausea and vomiting; chills and sweating;
tender scalp and face; light sensitivity and irritability; and a
general feeling of illness. Some migraine headaches are ascribed to
negative emotions or relationship problems.
Migraine headaches may be preceded by visual patterns or
flashes, illusory tastes or odors, dizziness or faintness
or tingling or numbness in extremities. Some migraines are
Causes of Migraine Headaches
Migraine headaches may seem to be triggered by stress (e.g.
overwork, loud noises), by allergies, by excess dietary carbohydrates,
iodine, and/or alcohol. However, the underlying cause of migraines
often reflect the emotions and relationships in the migraine sufferer's
family and workplace.
I had migraine headaches since
I was a child ... I thought you were crazy when you seemed to
suggest that we could just ''talk them away'. But in our first session,
I found a frightened young-me ... you showed me how to love her.
In our third session I found that my migraines were somehow mixed
with a bad event when I was nine and was molested
in a park. By our fifth session I seemed to have healed myself ...
no migraines for 6 months ... Ireland
Managing Migraine Headaches with Drugs
Several prescription drugs are used to help people manage migraine
headaches. Medications such as Sumatriptan (Imitrex) and ergotamine
tartrate, can limit acute migraine pain. Propranolol can help prevent subsequent
attacks. Other drugs prescribed for migraines include Phenelzine and Amitriptyline.
Many drugs have side effects, including weakness, skin rashes,
irregular heartbeat, tight chest or throat,
difficulty breathing or fainting. (Sumatriptan may react unpleasantly with
ergotamine, a drug that is often used to relieve migraine headaches.) See
Side Effects of
Common Prescription Drugs
Incidence of Migraine Headaches
About three-quarters of all migraine sufferers have a family
history of migraine. About two-thirds of all migraine victims are
women. Migraine headaches also occur more often amongst people who
set high, demanding standards for themselves. Setting high standards
is a common family tradition - to be followed at all costs! Are
some migraine sufferers bad people if they do not follow unhealthy
Systemic Causes of Migraine Headaches
If an ancestor also suffers migraines, then a family
knows how to care for a person suffering
from severe headaches. Migraines are often perceived as
a family traditions rather than as a genetic disease.
Like many other intermittent chronic diseases, migraine headaches
offer undeniable reasons for "time off" and "time away".
If you don't stop and rest, your body will find a way to signal STOP!
Systemic Diagnosis & Migraine Headaches
When we work with people who suffer migraine
headaches we often find:
- Family members or work colleagues seem "too close"
or "tightly bonded'. There is little subjective space. Some people say "My family is so close that I
can hardly breathe".
- Family members (or work colleagues) are perceived as
a burden that cannot be avoided or denied - except by disease or death.
- A parent or ancestral migraine sufferer may be felt
- The person controls or manipulates a family (or workplace)
through migraine headaches.
- The person feels trapped within irrational beliefs or existential conflicts
Systemic Coaching Relief for Migraine
Our systemic coaching can often
provide long-lasting solutions for many people who suffer from migraine
headaches. The solution sequence we use is:
- Clarify family relationships
- Resolve emotional trauma
- Resolve relationship bonds
- Resolve issues of guilt and shame
- End entanglements and identity loss
- Dissolve conflicts and objections about health
- Live life with integrity, meaning and purpose
Resolving your migraines may help create a space
for long-term solutions.
Our systemic coaching includes drug-free
methods of controlling pain.
in Pain .
Long-Term Pain Control .
Consult your physician about any opinions about migraine or other medical conditions.
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