As warmer months approach, we can all use some healthy advice to help us prepare for the upcoming spring. This month we will focus on headaches and migraines. If you suffer from headaches and migraines, you are not alone, and there are answers! Nine out of ten Americans suffer from some type of headache. Whether they last a few minutes or a few days, headaches interfere with your work, distance you from your friends and family, and drain the joy out of your activities. These headaches can usually be triggered by physical stressors like tight muscles, nerve irritation, hormone fluctuations, emotional stress and/or different types of foods. So what do we do when we get a headache? Do we grit our teeth and carry on? Lie down? Pop a pill and hope for the best? There are better alternatives.
These alternatives--which encompass changes in the way we move, eat, and live--will not only lessen the pain of a headache once it's started, but may keep it from happening in the first place. If you get headaches, consider these 4 natural approaches.
1. Aromatherapy: Using essential oils like Sweet Marjoram, Peppermint or Lavender can help calm the body and some types of headaches. Usually after 20 minutes there is noticeable difference.
2. Yoga: This style of mediation/exercise can help reduce physical tension in the body and calms the mind. Plus, it improves flexibility and strength!!
3. Traditional Chinese Medicine: like acupuncture and herbs can help to center and balance the energy in the body, but must be done by certified practitioner.
4. Chiropractic: Many times headaches and migraines can come from pressure or tension on nerves and muscles in the neck and shoulders. A Chiropractor can locate these areas and help improve many types of headaches naturally and safely.
To find out more information about natural treatment alternatives for headaches and migraines, please contact Dr. Kevin Haselhorst and Dr. Meggen Briscoe at Milestone Chiropractic Centre! You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at (540) 656-2885.