Migraine? Try These Tips Before You Medicate

26 12 2012

Migraine reliefMigraine headaches dehabilitate millions of people every day, and seem to especially afflict women. After trying all the over-the-counter medications and home remedies, most people finally give up and give in to strong drugs, narcotics and muscle relaxers…simply to be able to function throughout their day.

Although this seems the quick solution, proper diet and chiropractic care may actually result in miraculous relief in very short order. Most migraine sufferers have heard that aspertame (found in most diet sodas and artificial sweeteners) and MSG are both notorious for causing severe headaches. They are less likely never heard of the top food causes of migraines, many of which are considered staple foods. However, patients have found rapid relief when the culprit is identified and eliminated from their diet.  Migraine sufferers report beneficial results by switching to a “real food” diet devoid of anything processed.

  • Some of the top migraine-inducing foods identified include wheat, cow’s milk, grain cereals, sugar, yeast, corn, citrus and eggs.

Similarly, adding supplements to your diet may help – B2, CoQ10 and Magnesium deficiencies have all been tied to migraines.

Further, a study from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Bloomington, Minnesota, compared chiropractic manipulation with amitriptyline, an antidepressant commonly used to treat migraines. The study found that chiropractic healing was as successful as the drug. A misalignment of the vertebrae, or subluxation, can irritate the nerves that travel the length of the spine to the brain.

  To determine if chiropractic care will relieve your pain, visit a chiropractor for an evaluation. Utilizing natural healing methods will not only likely ease your pain, but positively affect your overall health in the process.

 

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