If you’re looking for effective, natural migraine relief you’ve come to the right place. We provide true relief from headaches and migraines using natural approaches in our Fort Collins, Colorado clinic.
While your friends and family don’t quite understand how you can feel so horrible from "just a headache", we get it. (Dr. B has suffered from them personally in the past). The way we describe migraines to people who’ve never had one is that it’s like one of the worst hangovers of your life. You have a headache so bad that even thinking hurts, while the rest of your body feels like you have the flu. They are awful. Forget work; forget even getting out of bed. Yuck.
Fortunately, we can help you get natural migraine relief. There are a variety of causes for migraines; it’s not the same thing in every person. And, while migraines occur more often in women than men, there are key differences in natural treatment between guys and gals.
Causes of Migraines
We commonly see women who get migraines in a specific pattern relative to their menstrual cycle, including post-menopausal women. Are migraines caused by hormone imbalances? You bet. We’ve also noticed that synthetic hormones (birth control, certain others) can cause migraines, while natural hormones do not. We take a detailed history to figure out if a woman’s hormones (or lack thereof) are causing her migraines.
As you’ve probably noticed on this site, we ‘blame’ food for a lot of health problems. And for good reason. Much of our food is synthetic and loaded with chemicals and this can cause several problems for people; migraines being one of them. So whether a certain food chemical is causing a migraine, or a person has a food sensitivity, food is a common cause of migraines.
I’m referring to different nutrients – there are several that when taken as a supplement, can provide natural relief for your migraines. These are items that are found naturally in our diets and body, but oftentimes we may not be making/ingesting enough of them, and the result is migraine headaches.
Sometimes neck problems, or stress that localizes in the muscles of the head and neck can cause migraines. Having your neck looked at by a chiropractor that is experienced in treating migraines can be a good idea.
As we've said, the causes of migraines vary from person to person. Looking at hormones and food sensitivities (yes, the food you eat can make you sick!) are important places to start. Once these factors have been addressed, other therapies may include focused nutrient replacement and the use of specialized herbal extracts. We of course want to get to the cause of the migraines and remove that; however we also need to treat and prevent their occurrence in the mean time.
As you can tell, there are a lot of places to look for the causes of migraines. We take in an in-depth look at your health in our fort Collins clinic, so we can find the cause of your migraines, and provide you with natural migraine relief.