Womens Health & Healing Center

Cheryl M. Hamilton, NMD
Phone: 928-515-2363

Do you suffer with migraines?

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Do you suffer with migraines? Migraines can be incredibly painful and debilitating. There are many risk factors that contribute to migraine headaches, which include:

  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Neurotransmitters imbalances
  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Chronic inflammation
  • High blood pressure
  • Radical fluctuations in blood sugar
  • Food intolerances
  • Spinal misalignments,
  • Digestive problems
  • Emotional disturbances

The following are some of the triggers of migraines:

  • Monosodium glutamate (MSG)
  • Red wine
  • Pharmaceutical drugs (especially oral contraceptives)
  • Hormonal changes
  • Stress
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Tyramine-containing foods, such as aged cheese, smoked fish and cured meats
  • Nitrites in processed meats
  • Food intolerances

Naturopathic medicine seeks to find underlying contributing factors by testing for genetic polymorphisms, food allergies, nutrient imbalances, hormonal imbalances, emotional ties and skeletal misalignment. Treatments can include neutriceuticals, botanical medicine, physical manipulation, acupuncture, neural prolotherapy, hydrotherapy, IV therapy and homeopathic remedies. Counseling for healthy management of stress and lessoning emotional ties to past experience can also reduce severity and/or incidence of migraines. Make an appointment today to see how you can avoid suffering with migraine headaches.

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