My mentor, Dr. Tim, says this all of the time. This is one of the best examples of why it is necessary to treat the underlying cause of symptoms, rather than cover them up with drugs or other means.
Headaches are a common ailment that people will often take NSAIDs or other pain relieving medicine for. These drugs come with a slew of side effects including increased liver toxicity, kidney stress, increased risk for internal bleeding especially stomach and gastrointestinal bleeding, and more.
Headaches of all kinds, including tension headaches and migraines both, cluster headaches, and more, are signals that something in the body is not right. On the contrary, thank your body for letting you know with this symptom that something needs to be corrected and improved health-wise.
Among the most common causes of headaches are the following:
* Neck or other spinal misalignments causing neuro-musculo-skeletal pain and tension
*Postural tension and computer/phone-related eye strain
*Acupuncture meridian imbalances
*Food sensitivities and chemical intolerances including gluten, dairy, corn, soy, and sugar along with artificial sweeteners, MSG and other food additives, and more
*Mental/emotional stress and anxiety
With Applied Kinesiology muscle testing, we can often determine the underlying cause or causes (often it's a cocktail of factors) of the headaches or migraines, and treat them holistically with chiropractic adjustments, organ system and acupuncture meridian therapy, reflex point work, mind-body techniques, identification of food/chemical intolerances with vials and AK muscle testing, homeopathic/herbal/supplemental support, appropriate dietary and lifestyle changes, and more.
Don't simply turn off the fire alarm when the house is on fire. Find where the fire is, and do something to put it out! (aka holistic chiropractic kinesiology )