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From an energy perspective, migraine headaches don't actually start in your head. They are the result of a system-wide energy contraction that originates in your gut. In Chinese medicine terms you probably have some "stagnant liver energy"—or chi, the Chinese word for life force energy. So next time you have a headache, take a minute to notice how your entire body feels. Can you inhale deeply? Or is their some tightness in your chest? When I used to get migraines, my muscles would be so tight that my whole body felt encased in armor. You want to be able to take a full breath, from your belly to your collar bones. So with conscious intention start to breathe in and out from your abdomen. Don't force your breath. Just let it come from a deep, safe place in your belly.