Yoga Therapy for Headache Relief

Dr. Peter van Houten, MD and Gyandev McCord (Gyandev Rich McCord, Phd)

Yoga Therapy for Headache Relief

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Hardcover, 159 pages (6¼" x 6¼")
ISBN 978-1-56589-169-2
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Headaches are one of the most common and aggravating health problems we experience. More than 40 million Americans suffer from serious or chronic headaches sometime during their lives, and Americans consume over 30,000 tons of over-the counter painkillers each year!

Co-written by an experienced medical doctor and an acclaimed professional yoga teacher, Yoga Therapy for Headache Relief is the first book that uses yoga as a comprehensive, permanent alternative solution to the standard-often only marginally effective-treatments.

Topics covered include: the different types of headaches and how to tell them apart; how yoga can help them; two safe, effective routines—one short, the other longer—detailing which yoga postures to use for best results; additional alternative techniques that may be helpful; other prescription and non-prescription medical therapies worth considering; and a bibliography for further reading.

Effective Solutions for Overcoming Headaches

Yoga Therapy is a revolutionary new approach to working with some of the most common physical and mental ailments. Combining yoga postures with the latest in conventional and alternative medical treatments, each book in the Yoga Therapy series presents a fresh, effective approach to healing.

Yoga Therapy for Headache Relief contains extensive information on how to use yoga postures as an aid in healing, useful conventional and alternative treatments to supplement your practice, plus a variety of additional tips, techniques, and tools. Yoga Therapy is easy-to-use, succinct, and requires no prior knowledge or practice of yoga.

What Others Are Saying

"I have suffered from headaches ever since I was a child. They call them 'clusters'—several headaches over a few days ranging from a dull ache to a full-blown can't-bear-the-light, vomiting migraine. Looking down the Pain Relief aisle at the grocery store, I am clearly not the only one suffering from this issue. But you can only take so many aspirin, Tylenol, Advil, Excedrin cocktails before you realize that you have to find a more holistic approach to healing your own pain. Yoga can help back pain, creaky hips and hurt knew—but headaches? This book answers that question with a resounding 'Yes!' Not just for stopping headaches right as they begin, but to help prevent them with better techniques of posture and improved flexibility in the neck, shoulders and back areas. Breathing deeply, there are also basic techniques of meditation and stress management. These slow, simple exercises are easy for anyone, certainly necessary for anyone computer or desk bound, and essential for someone who is prone to headaches like me. Less pills, more relief, all in this little book."

Vision Magazine