Headaches and migraines are never
welcome. Headache sufferers are typically very ready for tips on how to prevent them. Over 50 years of age, sufferers of
migraine, a primary headache, find themselves members of a global
community with migraine as a foremost cause of
disability. (1) Soft Health and Healing Clinic has
some prevention tips and treatment relief ideas just
for our Brooks headache and migraine sufferers.
DIET AND WEIGHT
A healthy diet nourishes the body and the mind. Researchers
have noticed that migraine triggers appear
in a variety of forms - environmental, hormonal, and dietary.
A high-quality diet effectively helps control
migraine. Further, and more specifically, women
with chronic migraine ate a poorer quality diet than that of women with episodic
migraine. (2) Another study got
even more specific with the type of diet beneficial to
migraine patients, specifically those who
are overweight. A very low-calorie ketogenic diet was found
to be episodic-migraine preventative. Effectiveness
was noted within one month of the diet change.
(3) Soft Health and Healing Clinic is not telling that any
of our patients start a specific
diet now! If a Brooks headache sufferer wants
to try a new diet, Soft Health and Healing Clinic is here to discuss
and determine which diet (if any special one) is appropriate.
NUTRITION: Vitamin D
The same goes for vitamin D supplementation. Vitamin D deficiency has been found
in 45% to 100% of migraine sufferers. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities
of vitamin D have initiated
a look at including it in the care and prevention of headache and migraine.
One study reported that trial doses of 1000-4000 IU per day reduced
the frequency of migraine including the routine drug
therapy. More study needs to be completed,
but vitamin D supplementation appears encouraging.
(1) Soft Health and Healing Clinic explores the nutrition of each
individual Brooks chiropractic patient and suggests
supplementation when applicable.
CHIROPRACTIC AND INTEGRATIVE CARE
Headaches of all types – primary
headaches like migraine and tension-type headache – are common
complaints brought to the Brooks chiropractor. Research reported
that complementary and integrative medicine - nutrition, movement (yoga),
manual therapy, traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, massage,
biofeedback, meditation, and mind-body strategies – was beneficial.
In particular, spinal manipulation, chiropractic care,
some supplements, diet change and hydrotherapy are reported helpful
for migraine headache. (4)
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Mike Poulin on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson who presented the treatment of headache
with chiropractic care of the cervical spine featuring spinal manipulation in
the form of Cox® Technic.
CONTACT Soft Health and Healing Clinic
Schedule a Brooks chiropractic appointment with
Soft Health and Healing Clinic today. Soft Health and Healing Clinic welcomes headache and/or migraine sufferers
for preventive and alleviating care like diet
modification, supplementation, and Brooks chiropractic spinal