Improve Headache Pain with Mindfulness

Improve Headache Pain with Mindfulness   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Mindfulness is a simple, effective method for managing migraines and reducing potential triggers.” – American Migraine Foundation   Headaches are the most common disorders of the nervous system. It has been estimated that 47% of the adult population have a headache at […]

Improve Headache Pain with Mindfulness

Improve Headache Pain with Mindfulness   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) can be a safe and effective means of lessening the effect of migraine headache and can be carried out while patients continue to take migraine medication.” – Pauline Anderson   Headaches are the most common disorders of the […]

Improve Migraine Headaches with Mindfulness

Improve Migraine Headaches with Mindfulness   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “When we allow our minds, hearts, and bodies to be heard and felt through mindful attention, they will say back to us, “Thank you for listening,” not because we tried to fix anything but just because we paid attention with gentle, nonjudgmental […]

Help Headaches in Adolescents with Mindfulness

  By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Mindfulness meditation is proving to be of significant help in not only reducing migraines or chronic pain, but improvements in mood, outlook on life and illness, increased coping skills, enhanced sense of well-being, changes in perception of pain, higher tolerance of pain, enhanced immune function, less fatigue […]

Improve Tension Headaches with Mindfulness

By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Stress is a known trigger for headaches, and mindfulness is a known combatant against stress. Several studies have shown that mindfulness meditation can curb stress responses” – Mandy Oaklander   The most common medical ailment is headaches. They affect about 16.5% of the population of the U.S., approximately 45 million Americans […]