Migraine is a type of cephalgia closely related to the Vascular System.
These headaches vary in frequency and intensity, and they often appear only on one side of the head. There may also be other symptoms associated with it such as dizziness, vomit, blurred vision or hypersensitivity to light; for this reason some people need to stay in the dark, and in silence,
Arteries are naturally flexible, so they should not be dilated or narrowed or the blood flow will not be appropriate.
Let’s imagine a water balloon. If we put pressure on one of its ends, the fluid will not circulate freely in and around the area we are putting pressure on. This is what happens with the artery system and the blood vessels irrigating the head at the onset of a migraine.
The right brachiocephalic artery, one of the vessels irrigating the brain, brings oxygen from the heart and goes through the cervical foramen towards the base of the cranium to get to the brain. But when it is compressed by the cervical vertebrae, this causes other vessels to dilate so as to bring enough blood to the brain.
Craniosacral Therapy (CST) can be of great help in reverting this process, since it can decompress the muscles in the front and the back of the neck, by means of specific de-knotting techniques and by gently unblocking the cervical vertebrae, we can release the brachiocephalic artery. This will regulate the mobility of the cranium and restore the balance of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) so that the whole structure recovers its proper mobility.