Finding a cause to why you’re experiencing the symptoms you do does…
But giving you a label just compartmentalizes you into a group of people that experience similar symptoms.
It usually doesn’t do anything for why we are sick.
Modern day disease has so many different facets and as all migraineurs know…
Migraines can come from such a large number of different causes that the standard labelling system for our disease does little to actually help us.
Sure it will get us closer to the right drug,
But is that actually fixing the cause or just allowing you to be okay with what is essentially poisoning you and shaving years off your life?
I believe in empowering the person, knowing the cause and not suppressing symptoms.
And this works every single time.
Because at the end of the day we are highly integrated creatures and no part of us works in isolation of the others.
So when you can strengthen your mental stamina, improve your emotional outlook, detoxify and balance the body, know what’s pushing you over the migraine edge and not just hide your problems, then you can begin to actually heal yourself permanently.
Not just stop the pain that’s popping up today, but bring resolution to the pain that has been building up for years below the surface,
That migraines are just starting to show you now.
Here’s a simple example that will take us away from the migraine topic for some objectivity.
When I was little I would regularly get strep throat.
It would get bad, I would go to the doctor and get a round of antibiotics.
This would usually make it go away (not without side effects and lord knows what kind of damage to my gut bacteria) but within a few months I would get it again.
This happened year after year after year…
Sure I knew it was strep throat because of the diagnosis and being labelled as having strep…
But it did nothing to permanently resolve my illness…
As far as I know it could have just caused it to go dormant for a little while before taking another opportunity when my body was weak.
But not once did the doctor ask me what I ate, what I did or how I felt…
Because almost immediately he would’ve realized that the diet I ate was almost completely filled with S.A.D. C.R.A.P.
This stands for Standard American Diet full of Carbohydrates Refined Artificial and Processed
Standard American Diet full of Carbohydrates Refined Additives and Preservatives
And these foods were absolutely killing not only my growth as a young one, my mental and physical development but also my hormones and immune system.
But when you go to someone who specializes in giving steroids, antibiotics and painkillers…
That’s exactly what they will do.
They will give you steroids, antibiotics and painkillers.
If you want to be healthy, if you want to be free of pain and disease then it is much more important to first take care of the Foundation Principles to Migraine Health.
Make sure you are thinking in tune with your dreams, feeling and actions
Make sure you are breathing at a healthy steady rate that allows for your body to rest and digest as well as pump.
Make sure you are drinking plenty of clean pure water throughout the day
Make sure you are eating a meal balanced for your type
Make sure you have adequate high quality restful and repairing sleep
Make sure you move not only your body, but your thoughts into action too, every day.
These are broad generalizations of the principles found in the link above but are absolutely essential to any healing and long term health care.
It can be scary when we get labelled, we might actually start to think there is something wrong with us…
But there isn’t.
We are perfect beautiful creations and just need to pay attention to our thoughts, feelings, actions and connect them with our intuition because all health AND disease is found in these simple but understated principles.
Even though we can sometimes find a drug that will stop our migraine, it doesn’t stop the disease process that is creating it and in many cases rebound headaches become the harbinger of death.
This is why I help migraineurs like myself get on the fast track to knowing the cause and fixing the root of it, because we all deserve to be pain free.
Holistic Health Practitioner
Mark Canadic is a writer, speaker, holistic health practitioner and migraine community leader. Read Mark’s inspiring comeback story, “My Burnout and Brain Fires that Lead me to the Root.” Feel free to send Mark a message here.