There are two things that I see create the physical symptom of headaches. One is a manifestation of anger that has become stuck in the physical body. The Agrimony personality type creates headache symptoms beautifully. The Agrimony does not express them selves openly. Instead, they choose to hide their feelings so as not to hurt others. They become professionals at stuffing their feelings and only express them when they become too extreme or heavy to handle. It is then that their emotions may show them selves in anger. As Agrimony's tend to crave foods such as alcohol, drugs, sugars, caffeine, chocolate, and carbohydrates, an imbalance of these foods can bring on a headache. Therefore, it is important to try to eliminate as much of these foods as you can to get your system back in balance. The Agrimony flower can help you achieve this goal.
Feverfew is an herb that has been shown to be effective in helping to alleviate chronic headaches. It is my understanding that you need to take this herb on a daily basis in order for it to be helpful. Willow Bark acts like a natural aspirin in that it helps to alleviate the pain associated with headaches.
The tissue salt, Magnesium Phosphate, can be helpful in relieving headache pain that is shooting or darting stabs of pain.
The Willow personality can also manifest as headaches. Willow is the flower for resentment and bitterness so again, it deals with anger issues. Resentment and bitterness manifest in the mucus membranes as infections - sinus, bronchial, earaches - all of which could create the mucus membranes to become so inflamed in the head that a headache could result. If chronic sinus is a direct result of your headaches, you might want to try healing the resentment that you are holding onto. Willow is the flower that will help you to balance this emotion. The following specific body parts hold the following negative imbalances : Spleen - Resentment of others; Bronchial - Resentment of insecurity issues; Sinus - Resentment of abundance issues (focusing on what you don't have instead of what you do).
To help alleviate the congestion, you should avoid all cow dairy products (this includes milk, cheese, ice cream, yogurt and any food that contains any amount of dairy in its ingredient listing). Substitute with soy, rice, goat or sheep milk products. Oranges and orange juice should also be eliminated although a small amount of grapefruit juice may be helpful for a cleanser. Four to six cups of pure water daily is essential to help cleanse the system. Lastly, for those who have severe allergies, eliminating wheat may also be helpful to get the body balanced. Instead of plain white or wheat breads, substitute with sourdough breads or sprouted grain breads, which are more digestible to the body and they taste better too.
The herbs that may be helpful to eliminate the mucus that has been stored in the body include Elderberry, Echinacea and Goldenseal. Natures Herbs actually makes a combination formula of all three that has helped many people balance sinus congestion. The medicinal mushroom family can be helpful for the immune system including the reishi mushroom, the shitake mushroom and the maitake mushroom. You can find immune boosting formulas that may contain all of them.
Pau D'Arco is another immune boosting herb that can be helpful for those with chronic illness.
As the spleen is also involved in the emotion of resentment, keeping the spleen cleansed is also important. Foods to be avoided in order to heal the spleen include no city water, no artificial ingredients, and no dark colored sodas. The herbs that help to keep the spleen cleansed include Dandelion Root, Burdock Root and Yellowdock Root.
There are a number of tissue salts that may also be helpful in healing mucus congestion.
"Ferrum Phosphate is the tissue salt used for symptoms associated with congestion, inflammation, pain, high temperatures, and quickened pulse. It is the oxygen carrier of the body. It can be used until inflammatory symptoms subside.
"Kali Mur is one tissue salt I use often with sinus problems. It is the remedy for sluggish conditions that have been stuck in the body for a length of time. It is especially useful when discharges have become thick, and white with a fibrous appearance. Anything affecting the mucus membranes and respiration - coughs, colds, sore throats, tonsillitis, bronchitis, may call for Kali Mur in alternation with Ferrum Phosphate.
"Kali Sulph is called for symptoms that promote a feeling of "stuffiness" or desire for cool air. When the discharge becomes yellowish from the skin or mucus membranes, Kali Sulph may prove very helpful.
"If the mucus is watery with sneezing, dry painful nose or throat symptoms, Natrum Mur may be called for. Eyes watering and hay fever symptoms may indicate a Nat Mur imbalance" (From the Biochemic Handbook).
Most important, resentment calls for us to learn how to forgive. It is through forgiveness that all things are healed. When dealing with sinus issues, we are being called to begin appreciating that which we have been given. It is at this point in our healing that we should focus on all that we have instead of what we have not.
Many a client has responded angrily when it is time to look at forgiving someone in their life. Their response is that they are not ready to "let them off the hook". But in truth, forgiveness is not about the other person, it is about you. Forgiving another allows you to detach from the past. Holding on to resentment wastes energy on a situation that no longer exists. Forgiveness will set you free and allow you more time and energy to focus on what is in your life now. And that in the end will allow you to create more joy in the present.
For more information on anger flowers, link to: http://healingyou101-emotions.blogspot.com/2008/12/anger-flowers.html
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