Autoimmune Flare-Ups are a warning sign. They are meant to tell us our body is entering into a toxic state and that we need to shift the way we create, feel, hold, and ignore stress. I have treated many people who were diagnosed with autoimmune disorders and those who came out from underneath the drowning feeling of disempowering symptoms all had one thing in common, they were incredibly stressed out before the autoimmunity issues began, and the stress was what they dealt with.
The list below is oversimplified. Please ask me for any clarification. It is also in note form and is not complete. It is a starting place for a conversation.
Stress (emotional, physical, spiritual)
Nervous System Regulates Stress
Allergies & Autoimmune Crisis
Lymphatic System flushes histamines, oxalates, toxins, etc…
Swimming or Health Bounce on the Trampoline
Balance your opposite disposition (ie: if you are feminine, more masculine activities, and vice versa)
Breathwork (Morning: Priming / Evening: Calming) + Mindfulness meditation
*All information in this article is for educational purposes only. *It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.
The first, most important thing to do is to drink the recommended amount of water for your weight (at least 60oz p/day) depending on your size and activity level. If you have been drinking less than that on a regular basis you are most likely chronically dehydrated and that is bound to cause headaches and trigger migraines.
Next in level of importance is sleeping at least 6 hrs p/night, avoiding foods that aren’t good for your individual constitution, and getting enough physical movement/exercise (walking for 20 minutes a day is a good start).
Adrenals and Caffeine… A lot of people that come in to see me drink coffee every day. This is not healthy. Yes, you’ll find plenty of articles talking about how coffee is actually a good thing for you, even on a daily basis; I disagree. It basically blocks your brain’s receptors from responding to your body’s true energy level & needs, this is not healthy. It numbs your mind’s response to your body when it needs something like rest and overtaxes your adrenal glands. I know life can be challenging, and showing up “happy” to work is not always the easiest thing to do; but the sooner you learn how to do that without coffee, the more in integrity with your body and nature you’ll be. This harmonious integrity you’ll then have within yourself will affect all areas of your life, including headaches and migraines.
In terms of what I can do for you, craniosacral therapy is the best long term physical treatment modality I have found for helping my patients. When done consistently as a preventative therapy, it keeps your nervous system in a state that is prohibitive to migraines and headaches.