Headaches & Migraines
Most of us have experienced a headache or migraine at some point in our life. Headaches generally fall into two broad categories.
Primary headache disorders
Includes migraines, tension-type headaches, and cluster headaches.
Secondary headache disorders
Head injury stroke, substance misuse and/or withdrawal of alcohol.
Several factors can impact headaches/migraines. Factors such as changes in routine, stress, sleep, caffeine intake changes, hormonal changes in women, environmental issues (weather changes, high humidity, loud noises, and lights), and food additives (monosodium glutamate, nitrates, and aspartame).
At Nielsen Clinic (Calgary), we help develop a treatment plan specific to your current health needs. We help our patients get to the root of their health concerns by customizing treatment and helping you to make positive lifestyle adjustments. If needed, we provide hormone and food sensitivity testing which may identify potential underlying concerns or hormonal imbalances, as women are three times more likely to be affected by migraines than men.
Below are sections offering information for common questions as well as various elements of infertility.
Migraines usually present with severe throbbing pain or a pulsating sensation, usually on just one side of the head. It is not unusual to have nausea, vomiting and extreme sensitivity to lights and sounds
Migraines can last for a few hours to several days and can prevent an individual from carrying out their day to day activity.
For some, migraines can present with warning symptoms known as an aura. These symptoms often manifest as flashes of light, blind spots or tingling on one side of the face, arms or legs.
For females who suffer from aura migraines, research has shown that there is a significant risk of heart disease (heart attack).
Headaches are one of the major reasons people miss work or school. While headaches are common, they are usually your body's way of communicating with you about your overall health status.
Most headaches are caused by stress, depression or anxiety as well as other lifestyle factors. Fortunately, by addressing the route cause of your headaches you can not only resolve headaches, but improve overall quality of life.
Natural Treatment for Headaches & Migraines
NIELSEN CLINIC APPROACH TO HEADACHES & MIGRAINES
At Nielsen Clinic we use homeopathy, acupuncture, supplements, herbal medicine, and diet and lifestyle counselling to help our patients overcome migraines/headaches. We provide effective treatment for both men and women that is based on an individual's health needs and symptoms.
Our treatment approach is not only based on clinical experience but also the latest scientific studies that help our patients regain their health and wellness.