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  • Dr. Francis Yoo, DO

Headaches can put a damper on just about every part of your life if you don't get a handle on them as quickly as possible. There are many possible solutions for them since so many different things can cause them. These are some suggestions for recovering if you've been dealing with headache issues:

Try OTC and Home Care

One thing you can do if you need to alleviate headaches is to handle them with over-the-counter solutions, vitamins, and other home care. Tylenol and ibuprofen may work to resolve your issues. Ibuprofen is mostly an anti-inflammatory medication. Therefore, it will most likely eliminate any inflammation you are experiencing in your head or the rest of your body. Hydrating yourself and ensuring that you drink at least eight glasses of water each day is important. It's also essential for you to check to ensure that you don't have vitamin deficiencies. Vitamin deficiencies can cause recurring headaches.

Alleviate the Stress in Your Life

Stress is many people's worst enemy. It can cause problems, such as fatigue, depression, and headaches. Many people are walking around right now with stress headaches and don't even realize it because they're internalizing their stress. Take some time to think about what's going on in your life right now and ensure that you aren't just having headaches because you're stressed out.

Ensure That Your Teeth Are Healthy

Dental problems can cause headaches and other issues. That's why it's important that you visit a dentist just in case you're experiencing an issue that can resolve your headaches once it's fixed. Allow your dentist to check your teeth to see if you have any infections causing you to get repeated headaches as your body fights it. Once you resolve the dental problem, you can also resolve your headaches if they're the cause.

Try an Osteopathic Approach

Visiting an osteopathic physician might be the right approach to take for your issues. An osteopathic approach is one that looks at all of your body's systems and sees how they tie in with each other. For example, the headaches you're having might have something to do with an emotional reaction you're having to something. They could also have something to do with sinus problems, shoulder pain, musculoskeletal pain, and the like. This type of specialist will help you pinpoint the problem and find the best way to resolve it using a mixture of treatments. This might be the best approach to take for your specific issue.

Get the Rest You Need Every Night

Failure to get an appropriate amount of sleep can also cause headaches and other issues. Therefore, you should try to get hours of sleep. Sometimes, life prevents people from being able to do that. If you can't get eight, you should get as many as you can possibly get.

Those are some solutions you can try and then see how well they work for you. There is hope for recovery from your headaches. You just have to pinpoint the problem and then choose the best solution for that issue.

  • Dr. Francis Yoo, DO

Many people have no idea what osteopathic medicine is or what it can help. Issues such as headaches, arthritis, sprains, strains and so much more can be treated with osteopathic medicine. Taking care of the whole person and not just addressing the problem allows osteopathic medicine to benefit the patient.

If you live in or around the Midtown, NY area, you can take advantage of the osteopathic medicine that Dr. Francis Yoo, D.O. can provide. When you are experiencing back pain, neck pain, pain of the hips or other joints, osteopathic care may help you resolve the issues so that you are able to be pain free and function normally in your day to day activities. You may find that you are able to sleep better as well.

Sinus issues, headaches and migraines can also be helped with osteopathic care. You can expect an initial visit or consultation to last about an hour. This gives the doctor the information he needs in order to provide you with the best treatment for your care. After your first visit in as little as thirty minutes per follow-up visit, you can begin to feel relief from these treatments.

Dr. Yoo offers experience in medical acupuncture, osteopathic manipulation, pain and integrative medicine. He is board certified and offers many years of experience and training. If you are experiencing issues that another doctor may have recommended surgery for, you may find that Dr. Yoo can offer the help and relief you need without having to have surgery. Perhaps you have been taking more pain medication than you'd like, Dr. Yoo can help you to be able to avoid having to take prescription medication in order to control or solve your pain issues.

When you can develop a lifestyle and an attitude that can fight and help you prevent illness. Osteopathic treatments are tailored specifically to each patient. Making it personal care for each individual. Having hands on treatment can be the best treatment to help you feel better, move better and live a better lifestyle. Even complicated issues such as sciatica which can be difficult to treat can benefit from osteopathic medicine. Relaxing the joints and the muscles can provide great relief for sciatic pain.

If you are suffering from pain or discomfort, consider seeing Dr. Yoo in order to help you improve. You may find that osteopathic treatment is exactly what you've needed in order to be able to live the life you want.

There are powerful knowledge, insights, and skills for health, wellness, and cultivation in ancient - traditional cultures.

Luckily, classical Chinese medicine teachings have found their way to modern day healers via various lineages. I had the honor of learning from the Non-somatic extraordinary vessel Healing Academy this Summer 2020.

Though I have been incorporating acupuncture and Chinese medicine concepts into my practice as physician for years, this course has given me profound realizations and practical tools to use for my own health, wellness, and cultivation as well as to help my patients. It was so impactful that I decided to take the 2020 Fall 12 week clinical course and become certified through them.

It looks like they are also holding the 6 week course again starting in January 10, 2021. I recommend checking it out even if you have no medical or no acupuncture background. They go through various techniques you can use on yourself, including assessing the Extraordinary Vessels using magnets and cords.

Check it out here:

(this is an affiliate link meaning I get some monies if you sign up using this link at no extra cost to you)

~ Dr. Francis Yoo, DO

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