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The Cause of Headaches and Illness


Woman with headache

Migraine Headache Pain is Unbearable

For many migraine sufferers there is sensitivity to light, the oxygen starvation is why this is occurring.  The muscles of the eyes help to focus, and adjust to the amount of light that reaches the retina.  Now like any other muscle they must have an adequate oxygen supply to operate. 

When the oxygen is diminished the fine-tuning of the eye is lost, soon the migraine headache pain is unbearable.  What is done typically is the sufferer will lie down in a dark room with their eyes covered, essentially giving their head the much needed oxygen it so desperately needs, and soon the pain starts to subside.  

Drugs cost Money and Serious Side Affects

Over-the-Counter Drugs

Or many times prescription or over-the-counter drugs are taken to help with the pain, many of which have some pretty serious side-effects. Rather than contemplate a surgery, or take medications with harmful side effects what about first treating a more obvious cause to migraine headaches – Poor Posture. 

Man's Posture showing foward Head

Forward Head Position

Forward head posture can cause many problems like headaches, neck pain: upper back pain', breathing issues, difficultly sleeping, You have to remember that the head is balanced on top of everything below it, so forward head position is caused by things like kyphosis, hinged shoulders forward hip posture pelvic tilt imbalances.

There are several ways lack of motion can lead to dysfunction, illness, headaches etc. For starters researcher have found a link between exercise and the immune system in children and adults.

Cells is Stimulated by Moderate Exercise

Physicians at the UCLA School of Medicine have found that activity of a type of white blood cell, tagged NK cells for natural killer cells is stimulated by moderate exercise. Ph.D., professor of microbiology and immunology in the UCLA School of Medicine, says, "There have been several studies that demonstrate exercise impacts the immune system in a positive way. Neurohormones are regulated by the nervous system, which is impacted by physical exercise." One such study, conducted at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, concludes, "In essence, the immune system is enhanced during moderate and severe exercise.


Exercise Boosts the Immune System

There have been several studies that demonstrate exercise impacts the immune system in a positive way. Being sedentary slows blood flow throughout the body. This means less oxygen is getting to the brain which is a major cause of headaches. Second, slouching is negatively affects the function of the diaphragm and the body's ability to breathe correctly, meaning less oxygen for the body to use. The body knows it needs to breathe and resorts to raising the shoulders and ribs up to get air into the lungs which causes tension in the upper back and shoulders.

Thirdly, sitting (especially slouching) causes the upper back to round, shoulders to roll forward, and head to drop forward and down. This will exacerbate the muscle tension in the entire upper body and cut off blood flow also.

Digestion is Mechanical

Gravity plays a big part in the digestive process; When you walk, run, bend, and twist during the course of the day, breakfast is being pushed towards its final destination. The process is 70% mechanical. Transit time increases as body's motion decreases.

Can You Perform the following Motions

Can You? Reach over your head with both hands. Twist Latterly at the waist. Turn your head all the way to the right and left. Look at the ceiling. Sit on the floor. Kneel. Flap your arms like a bird. Stand on a chair. Balance on one Leg

Body's Design  Restored by Functional Exercises

The body always remembers its design memory, so when you start changing the stimulus with exercises the body has no choice, it changes. The goal is to allow the body to return to its birthright, its design template, and it can because it never forgets the memory. All we're doing is providing the necessary stimulus by doing the simple exercises.

Uddhava (David) Ramsden Egoscue Trained

Uddhava (David) Ramsden

Certified Posture Alignment Specialist by Egoscue University

You can't complain about chronic pain if you are not helping the situation. We've convinced ourselves that we're fragile and complicated, and because of that only experts can help us solve our problems. It's just not true.