1 in 7 people suffer from migraine headaches. Anyone who has had one of these head-splitting horrors knows they can be incredibly debilitating. Here on the Health Connection blog, we want to give you a few tools to help you beat migraines.
Migraines can entail throbbing pain, sensitivity to light and sound, and inability to think clearly. An intense migraine, especially chronic migraines, can put a damper on your work and social life. These ‘headaches on steroids’ are also remarkably common, coming in as the fourth highest reason for emergency room visits. Treatment, however, typically consists of pharmaceutical medications. Although pharmaceutical medication can help temporarily, it does not treat underlying conditions and often causes side effects.
As difficult as migraines can be, the good news is that lifestyle changes can alleviate migraines. People who practice the following techniques have noticed a substantial decrease in migraines.
4 Techniques for Beating Migraines
- Remove headache triggers like dairy and gluten
- Detox from heavy metals
- Incorporate mindfulness practices
- Add the right supplements to your daily routine
Stress can also play a big part in migraines, either adding to an already present migraine or ushering in a new one. Learning how to manage your time wisely and understanding how to deal with stress will help you prevent future migraines. Practicing meditation, mentally preparing yourself for your day, and practicing deep breathing are all great ways to start eliminating stress.
If you suffer from migraines and are looking for a holistic approach, contact our office today. We offer chiropractic care and a wellness program tailored to meet your needs—all of which can help immensely with migraines!