Are you having intense throbbing or a pulsing sensation in one area of your head and experiencing nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound.
Does your headache last for hours to days and is it so severe that all you can think about is finding a dark, quiet place to lie down.
Then it a good bet that you are suffering from a migraine headache.
Some find that their migraine is preceded or accompanied by sensory warning symptoms (aura), such as flashes of light, blind spots, or tingling in your arm or leg.
Unfortunately a lot of migraine sufferers take pharmaceuticals which only work 50% of the time, only that mask symptoms and cause side effects which include nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, liver toxicity, muscle weakness and an increased risk of strokes and heart attacks.
In my practice, I have work with numerous people affected by migraines and I use a combination of holistic therapies to give my patients relief from their migraines.
In my practice, I have found some of the causes to be
- Cervical and Cranial Misalignment/Malfunction
- Neck Muscle Imbalances – Facilitating ones compensating for inhibited/weak ones
- TMJ – Jaw joint & muscle imbalances
- Liver toxicity
- Food allergies/ Intolerances
- Imbalance in Organ and Vascular Function
- Nutritional Deficiencies such as Magnesium, B complex vitamins, Vitamin D and CoQ10
A lot of migraine sufferers have a combination of these causal factors.
In my practice, I check for upper cervical mis-alignments which can irritate nerves to the head and refer painful impulses.
Jammed cranial sutures can also affect both cranial and cervical nerves and the muscles of the head and cause pain.
Poor posture can cause cervical and cranial problems and therefore a patient’s posture is addressed and corrected.
Neck, shoulder and jaw muscles are tested for imbalances where facilitated muscles are compensating for inhibited muscles or where hypo-tonic or hyper-tonic muscles affect the alignment of the spine,jaw or skull.
Organ and vascular mis-function (not pathology), food allergies, intolerances, and liver toxicity can affect the processes of organs to work efficiently, decrease blood flow, affect the immune response and increase toxics in the body.
I use neuro-lymphatics and neuro-vascular pts and acupressure pts to increase the function and energy of the body.
I can also use these points to help the patient deal with stress and also suggest lifestyle changes to help them cope with the cause of their stress
I check to see if the patient is eating foods that aggravate their migraine symptoms; these can include food allergies and intolerances such as gluten or dairy. Allergies and intolerances create problems in your gut and increase toxicity in the body.
I encourage patient to only eat whole, natural un-processed fresh foods and get rid of artificial sweeteners, foods with high fructose corn syrup and other additives.
A lot of migraine sufferers befit from nutritional supplementation and a liver detox to increase body function
For more information on migraines, please see http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/01/22/migraine-headaches.aspx
If you suffer from migraines, please think about being treated with the combination of the above holistic therapies give me a call at 212-431-3724 to make an appointment.
© 2014-Dr. Vittoria Repetto
Revision: ©2016 – Dr. Vittoria Repetto
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