It is not only muscle tension and poor ergonomics that can cause headaches and migraines. Other factors such as hormonal changes, dehydration, nutritional deficiencies and poor nutrition can cause headaches and migraines.
How will your Naturopath figure out the cause? Can naturopathy help my headaches?
As part of your Naturopath consult, an extensive history and assessment will be taken by your Naturopath. This includes lots and lots of questions. All helping to narrow down the causes of your headaches and migraines. These questions will be about your nervous system, your gut, your heart, your previous medical history and much much more. This gives us your specific clinical picture- which is what we need to help you!
What other things can cause headaches and migraines?
We are all familiar with a hormonal headache. And we are all familiar with a hang over headache. Well, there are no many factors that can cause headaches and migraines. It’s all in finding the clues and joining the dots together. That is how we get the best outcome.
- hormonal imbalances from menopause, starting mensus, disease processes such as Hashimoto’s disease etc.
- poor nutrition or eating the wrong foods. Heard of chocolate causing headaches for some? Or not having coffee?
- stress induced headaches. This is very common. We need to find the cause of your stress and this will help your headaches
- anxiety induced headaches
- toxic exposure such as cigarette smoke etc
- certain medications that you are taking
- nutritional deficiencies
- the list goes on!
The goal is to find your cause. Your why. When we get this, we can get your solution.
How will naturopathy help my headaches?
- lifestyle changes
- management strategies
- nutritional changes
- herbs and supplements
It is really important to know that prescribing herbs and supplements may not be the answer to your headaches and migraines. If these do not address the cause, your headaches and migraines will keep coming back. That is why we ask so many questions and get the best management plan for you, across many facets of your health.
It is also important to know that our Naturopaths are trained to ask the right questions to ensure that your headaches or migraines are just that and do not require are a referral. If your Naturopath suspects a little more, they will refer you to your GP immediately. This is all in the name of the best care for you.
Have any questions for our Naturopaths. Gove us a buzz, we love to chat.
This blog post is an educational tool only. It is not a replacement for medical advice from a registered and qualified doctor or health professional.
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