Technology may be a cause of more headaches with more ‘screen time’ resulting from increased mobile and computer usage. But it may also help with headache relief.
There is an app out there that is creating quite a stir. It’s called Curable and was developed by a team of physicians, pain psychologists, physical therapists, and neuroscientists.
It was designed for people who experience any type of chronic pain that has persisted for over three months and for whom medication has not provided much relief. People who have suffered migraines for much of their lives are typical users of the app.
Using a combination of pain science education and evidence-based techniques, it brings more understanding to what’s happening in your brain, in your body, and in your life. This helps you get a more complete picture of the cause of the pain
It then takes you through a series of steps to start relieving your chronic pain: this includes guided meditations, visualizations, CBT techniques, and expressive writing exercises.
Very often, pain is not located where it is felt. It is the brain that fires pain signals and controls all physiological changes in the body. So this app works on the principle that “pain does not exist until the brain says it does”.
This is not a new concept but with the app’s guidance, it helps sufferers with techniques to control their pain by effectively ‘reprogramming’ the brain’s neural pathways.
Anyone who has experienced migraines knows that the pain may be triggered by a known cause or appear to start without any reason at all. The debilitating effects are the same – and you feel helpless.
This app helps you take more control of your pain and understand it so that you can take steps to relieve it. The app has been getting some rave reviews from the medical community and from users:
“The approach Curable uses is the most effective treatment I have to offer patients with persistent pain.”
– Jon Stacks, M.D. • Northwestern Memorial
“I have had an 85% reduction in migraine attacks since I started using the Curable app, and the trend looks like I may be pain free before too long. I’ve got my life back! My neurologist is thrilled and is recommending it to other patients. The neuroscience is easy to follow and makes a lot of sense, and the program is too.”
Getting The Better Of Your Pain
Put simply, headaches are a real pain. They not only pound our temples, but they upset our schedules, sleeping patterns, exercise routines, workloads, and social lives too. There is nothing to like about a headache and when we suffer from them, all we want is for them to stop.
But with the natural home remedies for headache pain outlined above, you’ll stand a better chance of getting the better of your pain; some of them may also prevent further attacks. Your life may become less interrupted, less disrupted and, yes, less painful.
Try them in isolation or in combination. You don’t have to worry about serious side effects with any of them as they are natural remedies that have very few negative effects on the body. If in doubt, check with your doctor or naturopath,
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