“Last weekend, I went to my first reflexology appointment. The actual treatment was not like a foot massage. It was more like pressure and touch. Apparently, your brain nerve is located in your big toe and that was sensitive for me. Afterwards, my neck felt so relaxed. It was amazing because I had forgotten what a relaxed neck felt like. I felt like a huge weight was off my shoulders. It was truly a nice experience. I think even for the few days that relaxed feeling lasted it was worth it.” – MigraineChick
According to WebMed: “Chronic stress may contribute to the development of the most common types of headaches, including migraines and tension-type headaches. So it’s not surprising that alternative treatments aimed at stress reduction, such as biofeedback and relaxation, are well-studied and considered effective treatments for some patients with headaches. There are additional “nontraditional” headache treatments, including acupuncture, massage, herbs, and diets, of which there are varying degrees of effectiveness.”
There are migraine sufferers who say that acupuncture really helped them, and it’s an accepted treatment for pain relief.