Integrative Approaches to Headaches
Integrative Health emphasizes mindful awareness and self-care along with conventional and integrative approaches to health and well-being. The Circle of Health highlights eight areas of self-care: Surroundings; Personal Development; Food & Drink, Recharge; Family, Friends, & Co-Workers; Spirit & Soul; Mind and Emotions; and Physical Activity. The overview below shows what an Integrative Health clinical visit could look like and how to apply the latest research on complementary and integrative health to headache.
An Integrative Health approach to headache starts with a discussion and understanding of each Meaning, Aspiration, and Purpose (MAP). From there, the conversation extends to incorporating a variety of personal and professional approaches ranging from physical therapy and tai chi, to elimination diets and various supplements, to many other complementary and integrative health (CIH) approaches to prevent and treat the pain.
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Disclaimer: This information is for general education. Please work with your health care practitioner to use it in the best way possible to promote your health.