Just Massage the Nerve for Migraine Relief!

July 20, 2009 by dean · Leave a Comment 

Here is some information which suggests that instead of blocking or ‘numbing’ the greater occipital nerve all you need to do is massage the greater occipital nerve firmly for the relief of migraine pain. Importantly, this was done as soon as the first sign of the migraine process appeared …. more information that by influencing information from neck structures, migraine symptoms can be resolved.



(Piovesan EJ et al Massaging over the greater occipital nerve reduces the intensity of migraine attacks: evidence for inhibtory trigemino-cervical convergence mechanisms. Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2007 Sep;65(3A):599-604)

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Consultant Headache & Migraine Physiotherapist; International Teacher; Director, The Headache Clinic & Watson Headache Institute; PhD Candidate Murdoch University, Western Australia; Adjunct Lecturer, Masters Program, Physiotherapy School, University of South Australia; MAppSc(Res) GradDipAdvManipTher Experienced health practitioners trained in the Watson Headache Approach perform the examination and treatment techniques developed by Dean Watson. These techniques are based on his extensive experience of 7000 headache patients (21,000 hours) over 21 years and are now taught internationally. For your nearest practitioner who has completed training in the ‘Watson Headache Approach’ please refer to the ‘Practitioner Directory’.

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