Migraines are a common ailment in the US and across the globe. Many medical doctors are still at a loss for how to treat patients and may immediately reach for the prescription pad. However, more patients are asking for drug-free migraine relief options to avoid the harmful side effects of most medications. What drug-free treatments are available to migraine sufferers?
First of all, it is important to get an actual diagnosis of migraines before attempting to treat them naturally. If your symptoms are being caused by another serious condition, it is important to find out what you actually have before starting treatment—natural or otherwise.
That having been said, many doctors recommend a journal for those who suffer from migraines. In it, you can record foods you eat and activities you perform. This can help you to identify what triggers a migraine. Then you can avoid these triggers and hopefully experience fewer attacks. Unfortunately, this involves a lot of trial and error, and making the lifestyle adjustments may not completely resolve your migraines or make them any easier to deal with when they do occur.
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Exercise is another recommendation. Many people who have migraines avoid exercise thinking that strenuous activity will trigger an attack, but for most people daily stretching and low-impact exercise can have a positive effect.
Other research has revealed that regular mealtimes to maintain blood sugar, drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated, and getting into a regular sleep schedule are all keys to migraine management.
While reducing triggers is a good temporary solution getting to the underlying cause is the most important for the migraine sufferer. When the upper neck is misaligned due to accidents or injuries dramatic changes can take place in the way that the brain is functioning frequently leading to migraines. When this misalignment is corrected by upper cervical care migraines will frequently reduce in frequency and severity or be eliminated completely. If the C1 vertebra also known as the Atlas is misaligned, it can put pressure on the brainstem, reduce blood and cerebrospinal fluid flow to and from the brain leading to many different symptoms including migraines.
At the Besso Clinic, we use the NUCCA technique to correct C1 misalignments. Many of our patients find that such a correction provided them migraine relief, and some have even seen a complete resolution of the problem.
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