Headaches are a common problem we see coming into our office. There are two areas where headaches come from. One of which is from organs and glands. The liver, which if you have studied some on Eastern medicine, is anger. If you get headaches on the temple, we have found this to be true 80-90% of the time, it is a liver problem and you have to find out what’s going on with the liver. If you get a headache in the front, it is likely a stomach problem and we have to find what needs to be fixed with the stomach.
How do we find that out?
Here in our office, we do Nutritional Response Testing (NRT). NRT is a technique that helps us answer “what is going on with the liver?” What is the underlying issue with the liver? It is a virus? Bacteria? Parasites? Yeast? Is it heavy metals? Is it possibly chemicals? The same questions would apply to the stomach. It could be any organ in the body but the liver and the stomach are the most common cause of headaches.
There are also structural headaches. We also evaluate these in our office. Structural headaches could be coming from the neck, mid-back, lower back, or feet. If the problem is coming from the neck, mid-back, or lower back this could be caused by vertebrae that have slipped or are out of place to some degree. What’s the biggest underlying problem that I’ve found that causes structural headaches? That problem is found in the feet. The arch of your foot should only drop no more than a quarter of an inch when you stand up. If it drops more than a quarter of an inch then everything above your foot is unstable. Your back becomes unstable. Your mid-back. Et cetera. With everything becoming unstable your body starts overcompensating. Your knee joints, for example, are hinge joints. By making them overcompensate, you can wear out your knees. By fixing the arch we make everything stable again.
How do we fix the arch? Here in our office, we have a computer program that will measure the arch of your foot which allows us to create unique and specially made-for-you inserts that support all three arches in your foot.