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style: restorative, chinese meridian, yoga therapy

duration: 60 min

Chinese Meridian Restorative – Tension Headaches

Tension Headaches

With the pace of life and stressful situations, increasing number of people suffer from headaches. Headache is a symptom, and oftenproblems in other parts of the body can contribute to headaches. According to Chinese Medicine, the head is where the yang meridians of the arms and legs met, and the governor vessel which controls yang of the body also reaches the head, the "the confluence of yang".

From a Chinese perspective, headaches are mainly due to invasion of wind and fire that cause meridian obstructions, and disturb the flow of blood and chi in the head. Headache sometimes have a heavy feeling, like the head is being covered and is common in tension headaches. The Western approach is generally symptomatic and prescribes pain medications aimed at the mechanisms of headache development. Pain medications can relieve pain, but may have limited efficacy and sometimes don’t work. Headaches have  many causes, so an integrative approach may be the key to prevent or relieve longterm headaches.

Restorative Meridians - Tension headaches and ways to work with them

Cora Wen

Over the past 25 years, Cora Wen has built her reputation as an internationally acclaimed yoga practitioner and teacher.

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