Migraines have a well-earned reputation for being excruciatingly painful and difficult to treat. Migraines are not to be confused with ordinary headaches. They are generally an expression of a deep and underlying chronic state. It is not uncommon for there to be a relation between the state of the liver or other internal organs and the onset of the typical visual disturbances and pains associated with migraines.
A tendency towards migraines is often hereditary and allergic factors may be involved. However, it is widely believe the most significant trigger of migraines is stress. This has been established with the discovery of higher serotonin levels in migraine sufferers - serotonin is released when adrenaline levels rise due to stress. These are issues that our naturopathic doctor routinely takes into consideration when determining the best formulation to treat a migraine headache.
Any combination of the following should immediately be referred for professional treatment: dizziness with mental confusion, slurred speech, staggering gait or tendency to fall, feeling faint, double vision, numbness or weakness of a limb.