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Portland, OR 97215

Head Symptoms

Head symptoms are always presenting in my practice. Here are some common ones:

  • Headaches
  • Tinnitus
  • Hair loss (women especially)
  • Dry eyes, vision changes, degenerative eye conditions
  • Itchy ears
  • Clogged ears
  • Rosacea and other complexion issues
  • Sinus problems
  • Loose teeth, enamel loss and other dental problems, gum disease
  • TMJ dysfunction and pain
  • Dizziness and vertigo

Here’s a concept: We all age, and we have to live and work in sometimes less than clean, safe environments. We internally accumulate toxins and metals, and in some cases develop congesting immune challenges and chronic inflammation in our bodies, i.e. sinus infection caused by fungal yeast. This is generally widespread through the whole body, but we really tend to notice the head stuff. It gets our attention.

The approach I use that is generally effective to restore health and give relief is this: use nutrients, homeopathic remedies, and herbs that I have chosen based on the findings identified with muscle testing. This encourages decreased inflammation and gentle drainage of excess retained fluids, so that toxins, metals, and pathogen die-off can then be more efficiently eliminated. This process is accelerated and enhanced by chiropractic work on the head, neck and jaw, like upper cervical spine and cranial adjustments, ear and eustachian tube manipulation, and corrective muscle work around the jaw.

Nutrition Response Testing helps identify what regional or systemic sequence to focus these efforts on. For example, as a rule the bowels, the liver, the kidneys all need to be clear and functioning well first. After that, the head, neck and upper body will start to drain. It’s notable that in the head this can literally feel like drainage, like your sinuses have become a faucet. This is progress and shouldn’t last too long. Sinuses, lungs, liver and bowels are all very connected, and they are some of your main drainage exit points, how you get rid of bad stuff. This is why, when you are healing, you can help yourself out by doing sinus rinses, salt water gargles, deep meditative breathing, water enemas, and simple liver care techniques, like drinking water with lemon juice or with raw organic apple cider vinegar. Oil pulling is a very helpful and old Ayurvedic self-care technique that can be great for head symptoms, and especially sinus and mouth symptoms.