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Migraines and headaches - osteopathy can relieve them

Updated: May 22, 2023

Osteopathy for migraines and headaches

A migraine attack starts and then almost nothing works. Nausea, vomiting and visual disturbances usually appear at the same time. Many see the only way out in tablets, darkness, rest and sleep. They have often resigned themselves to the fact that they have to suffer these symptoms, not infrequently even several times a month, and can do nothing about it. Why take the pain as an everyday symptom - let's look outside the box and see the possibilities of osteopathy, which can at least relieve migraine pain.

There are a number of different causes of migraine and headache. Let me highlight three groups by way of example that occur again and again in my practice:

Migraine and children

Children can be affected by migraine at a young age. Here I have observed that tension states mostly arise from asymmetries or rotations of the head, cervical and thoracic spine and exert pressure and tension on the meninges or on the head and neck muscles. These problems often arise during birth.

Migraine and young girls

Young girls who start taking the pill or women who do not take a pill break also often show these symptoms. Here the pain conditions can be a hormonal or also a visceral cause of the liver. This does not mean that the liver is diseased. However, it can have problems with the processing of hormones or other medicines and thus influence the body.

Migraine due to stress or unhealthy nutrition

Even psychological tension, stress or blockages of the spine can be the trigger of a migraine. Likewise, an unhealthy diet can be the reason for inflammatory processes in the body, which can be the cause of pain. In osteopathy there are effective treatments to calm the nervous system. If nutrition is the cause, I am happy to create a nutrition plan with my patients.

What is osteopathy?

„Osteopathy is an independent, holistic form of medicine in which diagnosis and treatment are carried out with the hands. Osteopathy gets to the bottom of the causes of complaints and treats the person as a whole..“

How does osteopathy work?

„Restricted mobility does not only affect muscles and joints, but also nerves, intestines or ligaments, which can now also be impaired in their function. Osteopathy takes all these connections into account and thus considers the human organism as an inseparable unit of all physical structures. So it is not only the bones that are treated or only the muscles. Instead, all affected organ structures are equally included in each hand movement..“

Migraine and osteopathy

As different as we are as people, there are always different causes that can trigger headaches and migraines. The first patient interview (anamnesis) provides the first clues. But also during the examination, deeper insights are gained, which then form the basis of the treatment plan to be drawn up.

How does osteopathic treatment work?

Due to the holistic view of the body, the trained osteopath knows all the interrelationships of the body's systems and can tailor your treatment to your individual needs. Through sensitive perception and special manual techniques, tensions and dysfunctions in the various tissues, organs and nervous system can be detected and usually gently relieved.

In a first conversation, the so-called anamnesis, I ask about previous illnesses, accidents, operations, medication, etc. In this way, I get a first rough idea of the patient's condition. This gives me a first rough overview of the state of health. This is followed by an examination, both standing up and lying down. The most important areas of the body are palpated, felt and the greatest tensions in the body are located. The examination is always followed by a treatment. Through gentle manual techniques I try to release the lesions and dysfunctions.

It is very important to me that the patient feels accepted and comfortable at all times. The relationship of trust between osteopath and patient can often go a long way towards healing.

Pain conditions do not have to rule your life. Don't resign yourself to a lifetime of it and only take tablets as a solution.

My motto is:

"A little bit always goes a long way!"

In the best case, you can become symptom-free.

Being pain-free and healthy means having "quality of life"!

Osteopath in Marbella


Sybille Heinzl, Osteopath/healing practitioner

  • Osteopath for adults and children

  • Clinics in Malaga/Spain and in Lehre/Germany

  • To the online consultation : Online-Sprechstunde

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