In the quest for holistic well-being, understanding the intricate connections between various aspects of our health is crucial. One such connection that often goes unnoticed is the link between sleep patterns and headaches, specifically cervicogenic headaches. At Essendon Natural Health, we deeply understand this connection. Our team, led by Acupuncturist & Herbalist Robert Gentile, is dedicated to exploring and treating the root causes of such health concerns.
Cervicogenic headaches are a type of headache originating from the cervical spine (or the neck region). Often mistaken for migraines or tension-type headaches, they present a unique challenge in diagnosis and treatment. But what causes cervicogenic headaches? Research and clinical experience point towards a range of factors, with poor sleep patterns being a significant contributor.
Sleep is a critical restorative process for the body, affecting various physiological functions. Poor sleep quality or disturbances can lead to increased sensitivity to pain, muscle tension, and changes in nerve function. These factors can directly contribute to the development of cervicogenic headaches. In particular, the neck muscles – which are already prone to strain from daily activities – can become further stressed due to inadequate rest.
At Essendon Natural Health, our approach is rooted in traditional natural therapies complemented by the latest scientific research. Our practitioners specialise in identifying and treating specific conditions like cervicogenic headaches – we recognise that each individual’s experience with these headaches is unique, and therefore, our treatment plans are tailored to meet these specific needs.
If you’re struggling with headaches and believe poor sleep patterns might be a contributing factor, we invite you to contact our team at Essendon Natural Health. By understanding what causes cervicogenic headaches and addressing them through a blend of natural medicine and modern science, we aim to guide you towards lasting relief and improved well-being.
Contact our friendly reception staff at (03) 9337 8572 or book an appointment online. Let’s embark on a journey to better health together, where your well-being is our utmost priority.
B.C.M (Hons), C.Clin.Prac (China), C.Toyohari. Registered Acupuncturist and Herbalist. Integrative Natural Medicine Practitioner.
Robert is a passionate and warm practitioner who has an extensive knowledge of integrative and functional natural medicine. He is down to earth and has an interest in organic foods, gardening and sustainable living. With over a decade of experience, he is renowned for being very thorough by both fellow practitioners and patients alike.