Migraine Causes and Natural Ways to Treat Them
Migraines is a highly tedious complaint by many people. Migraines occur in unpredictable episodes that bring on a throbbing headache that is often consisted of fuzzy eyesight, susceptibility to bring light or loud sounds, and sometimes vomiting.
Some migraines are developed by the result of changes in blood pressure, neurotransmitters in the head, or muscle spasms in the neck. Blood pressure and neurotransmitters, especially serotonin, affect each other.
Migraines can also be associated with the monthly cycles. Many women suffer from hormonal migraines, which occurs when hormone levels are fluctuating and estrogen drops. As the estrogen level drops, the level of serotonin in the head drops, as well as the blood pressure, which increases the risk of migraines developing. If the level of estrogen is very high, the drops in estrogen may also be very high and this will increase the risk of hormonal migraine. The causes for high estrogen levels include high body fat percentage, high load of chemical substances (plastics and pesticides), and poor liver performance (leaky gut, high alcohol consumption and high load of chemical substances).
The thyroid gland affects the monthly cycle, serotonin level, muscles, and blood circulation inside the head, so therefore, a poor functioning thyroid gland may also cause migraines.
Healthy lifestyle changes are important to help treat migraines naturally.
Natural Treatment For Migraines
Some foods affect neurotransmitters and blood pressure. Foods that may trigger migraines: gluten, casein, chocolate (theobromine and tryptophan), alcohol, nicotine/cigarette smoking, caffeine in coffee and other drinks, and food additives: glutamates, aspartame, and nitrite.
Choose organic, whole foods to fuel your body, and limit your intake of alcohol.
Stress has a major impact on neurotransmitters, blood pressure, and muscle tension. Chiropractic adjustments improve spinal function and alleviates the stress on your nerves/nervous system, resulting in lower stress levels.
Traumas to the head, jaw, and neck such as falls and car accidents, often trigger migraines. A good chiropractor can help by performing adjustments to correct spinal curves and nerve interferences.
Lack of sleep, or poor quality of sleep increases the risk of migraines. Be sure to get 7-9 hours of good quality sleep. Develop a nightly routine to help get your mind in the sleep mode (hot tea, shower, read a book), and sleep in a dark, quiet room.
Dehydration and lack of moisture intake causes migraines. Be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day. At least eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day is recommended to avoid dehydration.