I first heard Dr. Nenshi at a seminar about headaches and migraines. I started having migraines when I moved to Calgary at age 16. They gradually got worse and worse until I had to have a doctor’s note for when I couldn’t get to school or work because I was in bed. I would sometimes miss three days of work.
Dr. Nenshi talked about how migraines are not “caused” by the weather (Chinook winds in Calgary). If the Chinooks caused these headaches, everyone would have them. Her perspective, that our bodies respond to the conditions around it, made sense to me and gave me a new way to approach healing. It made me feel like I had more say in what I was doing to overcome the problem.
Dr. Nenshi also talked about how symptoms that we have, like headaches, are like a “check engine light” in our car—they signal to us that something needs to be addressed other than just the headache. I laughed when she said we would not be impressed if a mechanic told us he had fixed the problem by cutting the wires to the check engine light. Not because I thought it was funny, but because I got the message — that was exactly what I had been doing.
Sure enough, Dr. Nenshi’s chiropractic treatments have made a huge difference in how my neck feels and I am much less likely to get headaches. When I do feel a headache coming along, I can get rid of it with a little dab of peppermint oil. I can tell when my neck needs an adjustment and I am so pleased with how much this has helped my energy levels and outlook on life.