Anybody who experiences headaches or migraine of any kind will appreciate this post on migraine and shiatsu!
Nature is so unkind. Not only do women have the sole responsibility for childbirth and monthly menstruation for 30+ years of our lives, but we also suffer from debilitating migraines 3 times more than men. Although young boys may suffer from migraines more often than girls, after puberty approximately 18% of women will exhibit signs of a migraine within their lifetime while only 6% of men experience this painful condition.
Along with a hormonal connection, migraines appear to have a genetic component as well. If one parent suffers from migraines, their child has a 40% chance of experiencing them, too. If both parents exhibit symptoms of migraines, the incidence in their child increases to a staggering 90%!
Migraines differ from normal tension headaches in that pain is normally concentrated on one side of the head and accompanied by a host of other symptoms including light, smell, or sound sensitivities, disturbed…
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