Stress is another major contributing factor, so learning to relax more and manage your stress-ors better will bring relief.
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Migraine in my opinion is caused by a malfunction of one or all of the structural, chemical and emotional components of the body. My holistic approach aims to use a combination of Naturopathy, Osteopathy and Homeopathy to bring about a gradual reversal of the symptom picture.
The first area of consideration for treatment are the muscles and joints of the neck and shoulders. Dysfunction here can either cause, or be the result of the migraine but, whichever the case, some Osteopathic massage and manipulation is very beneficial.
Relax More - Manage your Stress
Stress is another major contributing factor, so learning to relax more and manage your stress-ors better will bring relief. Stress Management treatments are a significant part of the treatment protocol.
Dietary factors are often contributors to the symptomatology and many foods have been linked as triggers to Migraine. A few obvious ones to consider are coffee, chocolate, oranges, cheese and alcohol, but everyone is different so we routinely carry out full dietary assessment during the initial consultation and will provide a lifestyle diary to take away.
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10 Steps Along the Natural Path to Migraine Relief
- Step 1 – Hydration: Try to have a glass of water in front of you at all times and drink it every 2 hours.
- Step 2 – Eyesight: One of the simplest issues to correct as it may be causing your Migraine.
- Step 3 – Neck & shoulder problems: Many Migraines can be caused or aggravated by tension in this area.Contact me for an Osteopathic check over.
- Step 4 – Sleep: Even though some people get a Migraine from a lie-in, I believe that’s is caused by a build up of sleep deprivation. Go to bed earlier, don’t lie in later!
- Step 5 – Eat regularly: Many people suffer a Migraine, when their blood sugar falls, if they miss a meal. If you are one then eat little and often.
- Step 6 – Triggers: Many foods have been have been linked as triggers for a Migraine. Here are the most common:- alcohol, coffee, chocolate, oranges and cheese.Contact me for your Food & Lifestyle Diary to find your triggers.
- Step 7 – Hormones: Are your migraine monthly? More exercise, less salt & sugar will help balance your Menstrual Cycle. Include isoflavone rich foods such as soy, peas, beans & lentils twice daily if possible. Take Vitamin E & B6 and evening primrose oil.
- Step 8 – Stress Management: Stress triggers nearly everyone’s Migraine so what do you do to manage yours? Massage, mindfulness, counselling, progressive relaxation, breathing exercises, visualization and sitting in a jacuzzi are all ways to combat
- Step 9 – Supplements: Magnesium & the herb Feverfew are worth a try.
- Step 10 – Detox: This occurs naturally with a diet rich in fibre (fruit, veg & whole grains) low in protein & fat; with regular daily exercise in the outdoors; with the use of saunas, Epsom salt baths and skin brushing. Along with plenty of
water which is where we started!
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