Migraines affect over 12% of the US population and can be severely debilitating. An even higher percentage of people suffer from less severe headaches. There are numerous causes for headaches and migraines. The most common causes include dehydration, hormonal imbalances, reactions to foods or medications, stress, muscle tension, and lack of sleep or exercise.
Western medicine's approach to headaches and migraines centers around treating the symptoms with medications like Tylenol or Ibuprofen. Stronger pharmaceuticals are used for more intense cases. While this may provide temporary relief, it does not treat the actual cause of the headache or migraine and is not a sustainable treatment. The symptoms will always return.
At Chattanooga Holistic Medicine we look at the specifics of each headache/migraine in regards to the patient's diet and lifestyle choices. Using an integrated approach of stress reduction, acupuncture, herbs, and lifestyle changes we can get to the bottom of your headaches/migraines and provide relief that is going to last.
Common headache/migraine issues we treat include: