Category: Headaches

Headaches

What do Vince Lombardi, the movie The Karate Kid, and natural health cave have in common? Success is achieved by doing the simple basics and by doing them well. Vince Lombardi is known for stressing basic football skills, like blocking. In The Karate Kid, the main character, Daniel, wins a tournament: his training consisting of Read More …

Wheat sensitivity can cause severe headaches

Wheat Sensitivity Can Cause Severe Headaches According to the results of a study published in the journal Neurology (February 2001;56:385-388), limiting gluten (a protein found in wheat, oats, barely, rye and spelt) could reduce symptoms of severe headaches. The study was small, but the results showed that the removal of gluten helped seven of nine Read More …

Sugar and Migraines

Something that doctors who work with natural health care have always known is the connection between sugar and headaches. Eating a lot of sugar and skipping meals are two habits that must be discontinued if a patient is to have relief from headaches. Research that appeared in the journal Headache (May 1978;18:91-94) a study appeared Read More …

Studies show chiropractic is safer than pain medication

Studies Show Chiropractic is Safer than Pain Medication The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) believes that patients have the right to know about the health risks associated with any type of treatment, including chiropractic. But recent news reports on the risks of chiropractic cervical manipulation have alarmed patients about one of the safest and most effective Read More …

Natural Health Care and Headaches

Nearly a third of migraine sufferers have low intracerebral magnesium, and the levels decrease drastically during an attack, according to a study appearing in the journal, Headache (2002; 42:242-248). Using magnesium to prevent migraines has had mixed results. In research appearing in the journal, Neurology (1998;50(suppl 4):A340) magnesium levels could be increased intravenously, but a Read More …

Millions suffer from headaches.

Millions Suffer From Frequent Headaches According to the journal Headache, (1998;38:497-506), about 7 million adults in the United States suffer from frequent headaches, which is defined as having a headache 15 days out of the month. Almost 6% of women and nearly 3% of men suffer from frequent headache. This accounts for a lot of Read More …

Migraines commonly misdiagnosed

Most Doctor Visits for Headache Due to Migraine Most people who go to their doctor complaining of episodic headaches have migraines. They are, however, commonly misdiagnosed. The doctor’s misdiagnosis is often the result of a patient’s mistaken self-diagnosis. In one study, which enrolled 1,217 patients going to a doctor and having a complaint of headache, Read More …

Migraine Prevention and Acupuncture

Research appearing in the journal Headache (2006; 46(10): 1492-502) tested the response migraine patients had to 12 weeks of treatment with acupuncture. Subjects of the study were 114 patients with a history of migraine headaches. For four weeks prior to the beginning of the study the subjects kept a diary and recorded information about their Read More …

Migraine headaches, could it be your teeth?

Migraine Headaches—could it be Your Teeth? New treatment may be more effective than drugs In studies on a technique for treating migraines performed at the Westchester Medical Center and at the New York Medical College, 80% of the patients with severe migraine or tension headaches experienced relief within 40 minutes, without the use of drugs. Read More …