Migraine is a complex syndrome that usually involves severe headaches and may be associated with gastrointestinal symptoms. The underlying pathology has not been fully investigated, but it involves disorders of the nervous and circulatory systems.
During a migraine, the blood vessels in the head constrict, which reduces blood flow to the brain. This may explain the warning symptoms (auras) that many patients experience before an attack. The blood vessels then dilate and a typical throbbing headache occurs, causing severe pain and usually rendering the person unable to perform daily tasks.
Some evidence suggests that a predisposition to inflammations or allergies may be responsible for this condition. Migraine is associated with stress and certain foods, such as tyramine-containing red wines, cheese and chocolate. Other dietary triggers are also common.
Conventional treatment is based on preventing acute episodes to occur in the first place. Some of the drugs have been associated with serious side effects in the past.
Natural practice, however, will use many different techniques to help with this condition. The overall benefit of an integrated medical approach is that many different methods can be combined into effective patient support and, where possible, treatment of the condition. It should be emphasized that each treatment plan is designed individually and may involve one or more procedures.
We also offer other methods which are not mentioned here.