Migraine Relief the Natural Way
Migraines are extreme headaches that can affect your entire health. Migraines can occur due to a variety of conditions. They are very common in the world and finding ways to treat them can be a challenge. Migraines can be the cause of many missed moments in life and determining the best ways to treat them can be the answer to your prayers.
Essential oils are the hidden jewels that can provide benefits to our overall health. There are many oils out there that can heal what ails you. Lavender oil is one of those oils that can provide relief from headaches and migraines. It can be inhaled or applied topically to the skin. Peppermint oil is also a great oil for headaches and migraines. Peppermint has natural vaso-constriction and vaso-dilation properties. This helps control blood flow in the body. Essential oils can be a wonderful alternative to reduction of migraines.
Certain foods that you may be eating may be the cause to you migraine frequency and severity¹. Dairy, chocolate, peanut butter, avocado, onion, banana, hot dogs, and bacon. These trigger foods can be the cause of your migraine occurrences, so it is best to keep a food diary and try to see if there is a correlation between your migraines and the foods you are eating. Dr Spitz can review your diet and make recommendations to help reduce migraines caused by dietary triggers.
The art of massage is very healing to your body in general, but it can be extremely beneficial if you are experiencing a migraine. Massaging the temples and the base of the skull is the best way to relieve the pressure in your head. Scalp massages are also a wonderful way to reduce the tension in the head that leads to migraine pain.
There are all-natural supplements that can be used to treat migraines. You want to try and find a supplement with the four of the ingredients recommended by the American Academy of Neurology. They recommend magnesium, riboflavin, purple butterbur, and feverfew. Riboflavin, feverfew, and magnesium can significantly reduce the number of migraine attacks. Butterbur helps to reduce the spasms and inflammation present during an attack. This type of supplement can help lessen the frequency and duration and pain associated with migraines.
Acupuncture is an amazing way to naturally relieve stress. The power of balancing your energy dates back to ancient Chinese culture. The process involves needles and correction of the flow of your energy, known as your chi. This process is natural and very effective at reducing migraine pain and frequency.
Chiropractic Care for Migraines
Migraines can also be caused by improper spinal alignment in the upper neck. The techniques that a chiropractor can provide are very helpful in providing relief from migraines. In fact a poll on Migraine.com, reveals that most people who sought care at a chiropractor for migraines got either slightly eased symptoms, or total elimination of all symptoms². Chiropractors are able to ensure that your body is in alignment and can reduce stress and tension points that may be occurring. We will go over a customized plan to determine your individual needs and provide natural relief for your body. We also treat the entire body and may use the appropriate supplements to aid in helping to reduce the frequency and severity of migraines.
Dr David M. Spitz has specialized in treating migraine headaches since 1982. He is a migraineur himself and truly sympathizes with the suffering a migraine can cause.
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¹ Migraine and Diet – American Migraine Foundation