Headaches & Migraines
Over 45 million Americans suffer from chronic, recurring headaches; over 28 million of these Americans suffer migraine headaches. Symptoms include dull, throbbing, or stabbing pain on one or both sides of the head, behind the eyes, or in the forehead or occiput (base of the back of the head). Migraines are associated with nausea and vomiting, sensitivity to light or sound, and an aura. Headaches can occur once a year to five times a week, with episodes lasting from a few hours to several days.
Conventional treatments for headaches and migraines include narcotics, anti-inflammatories, anti-seizure and anti-nausea drugs, calcium-channel blockers, and antidepressants. This approach is a classic example of “band-aiding the symptoms” without treating the root causes. To successfully treat headaches, all of your symptoms – even those seemingly unrelated to headaches, like constipation or menstrual cramps – must be viewed within the context of you as a “whole person,” with the backdrop of your past and current life situations and lifestyle habits. Then a proper treatment plan can be implemented. Be encouraged! Headache sufferers respond remarkably well – and quickly – to our treatment plans.