I have had and continue to have people call and come in to see me as a last resort for past concussion injuries. Doctors are prescribing multiple medications for pain control, and also now recommending Botox treatments. The dependency people have on these things also causes increased stress and they hope that medications can be weaned. This is rarely the case. Every treatment has its side effects, deciding if the side effects are worth it, is a personal choice. It is true that people are getting relief from their medical treatment plans and can go back to having a better life. I am here for those who are seeking out a way to get relief with a reduction in medication or become free of medications.
Graded 1-3 in severity, Grade 1 is considered minor with no loss of consciousness and symptoms lasting only about 15 minutes. Grade 2, is moderate and symptoms can last longer than 15 minutes and there was still no loss of consciousness. Grade 3 concussions are major, which include loss of consciousness (even for a few seconds). It may take up to a week to return to normal activities after a Grade 1 or 2 concussion. Greater care must be taken with a Grade 3 concussion, preventing future concussions and making sure you get proper rest to help heal. This includes no sports, no homework, no screens (TV, phones, tablets, laptops and video games)
There are acupressure points that can be used to help alleviate concussion symptoms. These points in combination with a traditional reflexology session can have significant results for some. As always, everyone reacts differently with reflexology and first and foremost, there is no guarantee that you would be completely free from pain or medications. Everyone’s time frame for results also varies and results can be seen in as little as one session or it can take months to see significant results, however, small changes can be noted showing that the body is doing its thing to try and get you back in order.
I can tell you, so far, I have one person who has gone back to work full time with no significant set backs to date, but still uses complementary therapies and physio exercises to maintain her status. Another client has had great success and is still on pain medications, but to a lesser degree, and calls reflexology “life changing”.
The acupressure points to look at for concussions are:
Using these points in this order works its way from head to foot. Followed up with a traditional reflexology session will boost your potential for greater and quicker results.
If you are suffering from a concussion, contact our office to book your consultation and see if reflexology is the answer for you.