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May 10, 2005

Trager Approach Helps Headache

According to the latest issue of Prevention Magazine, the Trager Approach is a gentle therapy for helping headaches.

In a study conducted by researchers at the University of Southern California, the Trager Approach reduced headache frequency. After 6 weeks, the Trager group reported a 27.5 percent reduction in headaches, the doctor group noted a 3.7 percent reduction, and the control group had a 13.5 percent increase.

In a Trager treatment, the therapist gently lifts, rocks, cradles and stretches different parts of the body. They may also assign homework exercises called "mentastics" to keep you feeling relaxed between sessions.

Posted by linda at May 10, 2005 9:40 AM

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