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Richmond 3121

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Headaches & Migraines

Headaches & Migraines

On any given day, around 15% of Australians are taking pain relieving medication for headaches. 

These include tension headaches which can last anywhere from 30 minutes to a few days, as well as cluster headaches which are localised and more intense.

Of the 5 million Australians regularly suffer from migraines, 70% are women and 85% are of working age. 

Migraines can last from a few hours up to 3 days, be moderate or severe in intensity and often associated with nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light, smell, or taste.

Headaches and migraines can be brought on by stress, muscular tension, gastric disturbances and hormone changes.

Remedial Massage

Remedial massage is an excellent therapy for relieving neck and shoulder tension and built-up stress that can cause headaches and migraines.  

Especially useful for work-related tension and emotional stress where there is muscular pain around the neck and shoulders and poor posture.


Osteopathy is a effective treatment for recurring headaches and migraines.  

Misalignments of the spine, poor posture and muscle tension can restrict movement of the neck and refer pain into the head. Osteopathy addresses this spinal and muscular tension, relieving pain and improving movement.


Your Osteopathic treatment will include:

  • full case history of your headaches or migraines, including other treatments and medications

  • physical examiation of your neck and upper body

  • muscle tension & myofascial release

  • joint mobilisation

Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

By treating the body as a whole, Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can be used to address the underlying causes and relieve the pain associated with headaches and migraines.

Your Acupuncture treatment will include:

  • full case history including previous treatments and medications

  • Chinese Medicine examination and diagnosis

  • Acupuncture treatment for pain relief

  • Chinese Herbal prescription to addresss other health issues that may be contributing

Naturopathy & Nutrition

If there is a stress, hormone or dietary component to your headaches or migraines, Naturopathy and Nutrition should be included in your treatment plan to address these related causes. 

Asscociated dietary triggers can be fluctuations in blood sugar levels, food additives or naturally occurring substances in foods.

Naturopathic treatment can help decrease the frequency and severity of your headaches or migraines.

There are a variety of herbal medications that can be prescribed to address stress and nervous tension, hormone fluctuations and to improve sleep, which will all help to reduce the frequency of your headahces.



Dr.Anne-Marie Noble is the Osteopath at our Richmond osteo clinic.

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture is an ancient natural form of healing. It has been clinically proven to be an effective means of providing pain relief.



At Bodyactive Health, our aim is to offer you the best therapeutic and remedial massage in Richmond for treating all types of muscular pain and injury, or for when you just want to relax.



Naturopathy is about making your body healthier and life happier.

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