Treating Migraine with Cranio-Sacral Therapy and Acupuncture



I have had amazing results treating migraine with cranio-sacral therapy and acupuncture in Guildford, Surrey.

I have treated many people over the last 30 years for migraines in my clinic in Guildford. I have found the combination of cranio-sacral therapy and acupuncture to be amazingly effective. Acupuncture on its own can work, cranio-sacral therapy on its own is more likely to work. The two together work far better in my experience.

Migraines vary enormously in location, intensity and cause. Every person who comes to me with a migraine is different, so they have to be diagnosed and treated differently. In chinese medicine there are different migraine syndromes, and in cranial work also.

To give 3 examples of how migraines vary:

One older man who came to see me 25 years ago suffered from horrific migraines, where he would be incapacitated for days. Alongside treatment I gave him dietery advice. As he was desperate to try anything, he agreed to cut out most foods and gradually re-introduce them. We discovered that the cause of his migraines was red meat. He stopped red meat and never had another migraine. He is the only person I have heard of where red meat was the cause.

Another man in his 40’s who I saw 15 years ago, was suffering from the worst migraines I have ever heard of. He had had them consistently for 25 years. He had them at least once a week & they would last for up to 3 days. If one started when he was in public he would be totally floored, and unable to talk. So often he was mistakenly seen as drunk and put into a prison cell. I treated him with cranio-sacral therapy. He was cured after just 1 treatment.  He came to see me weekly for 6 weeks, then occasionally for the next 6 months. Then he never had any need to return. The cause with him was the joint between his head and his neck being stuck tight. We worked out that at the time his migraines started he had 3 severe impacts to the head in a short space of time. He had come off his bike and landed on his head, fallen down stairs, and been involved in a fight with another boy at school where he was hit hard on the head.

A third patient of mine is a retired woman, who I have been seeing for the past 3 years. She was having up to 3 migraines a week, and found them severely debilitating. She had had them for over 30 years. I treated her weekly, then fortnightly, then monthly, with acupuncture and cranio-sacral therapy. We have managed to reduce the migraines to about once every six months at the moment, and she only comes for treatment when she has a migraine. We have never quite worked out the cause of her migraines.

So cause and treatment vary, but I have been amazed looking back how often treating Migraine with Cranio-Sacral Therapy and Acupuncture has radically improved people’s lives.

Treating Trigeminal Neuralgia with Acupuncture and Craniosacral Therapy

I have had amazing results treating Trigeminal Neuralgia with acupuncture and craniosacral therapy at The Gilbert Clinic in Guildford, Surrey.

Trigeminal Neuralgia presents as pain on one side of the head. It is usually intense. It can go from the ear area to the the jaw, cheek or forehead, or all three. It often comes on fairly quickly, and the pain can move around. It can last for weeks, months or years. It can pull your lips cheeks and eye muscles out of shape, causing you to look like you are grimacing on one side of your face.

It is often misdiagnosed by dentists as a tooth problem. While the cause is seen as unknown, it is thought to be linked to the swelling of an artery in the face.

Consultants will often treat it by surgery under a local anesthetic to reduce the swelling in the artery. This sometimes helps.

I have just been treating trigeminal neuralgia with acupuncture and craniosacral therapy, with stunning results. The pain was excruciating when they came to see me. Their dentist had diagnosed their problem as a tooth problem, and was about to start a course of very expensive dental treatment.

After I had treated them 4 times with acupuncture combined with cranio-sacral therapy, the pain has gone totally.

In Chinese medicine Trigeminal Neuralgia is seen as wind getting in. In one area of China at a certain time of year they have ferocious windy weather, and the doctors are inundated with cases of trigeminal Neuralgia. Their preferred treatment is acupuncture.

Acupuncture and Cranial work are excellent for treating many facial problems. I have found even problems that have been going on for 20 or 30 years can respond well. Many years ago a lady came to see me had a top lip that was permanently raised over an inch on one side, disfiguring her face. It had been like that for 20 years. I treated her with acupuncture and she came back the next week with a normal mouth. She was one very happy lady that day! The lip has stayed normal ever since.

So if you know someone suffering from one sided facial pain, it is always good to first get a diagnosis from your doctor. Also tell them that treating trigeminal neuralgia with acupuncture and craniosacral therapy can really help.