A New Approach To Managing Migraines
A staggering 39 million men, women and children in the U.S. suffer from migraine attacks of varying intensity. Migraine patients frequently try different medications with varying levels of success while managing new side effects with additional medications. These medications just suppress the symptoms of migraine and they do not eliminate the root cause of the problem. They also have unpleasant side effects, and do not address the underlying physical, psychological, and emotional issues that lead to headache.
Migraines affect the quality of life and can lead to depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, and other psychological complications. People often overlook the fact that there are alternative ways to combat migraine attacks. Many patients have experienced permanent relief through a comprehensive, integrative approach. An integrative approach takes into consideration different predisposing factors, triggers and imbalances and aims to eradicate the underlying causes of the condition.
Migraine attacks are the result of an imbalance in the patients’ mental and physical wellbeing. The causes and triggers of migraine vary for each individual, ranging from genetic, hormonal, structural imbalances, changes in neurotransmitters to food triggers, toxins and digestive imbalances. Because of the highly individual combination of contributing factors unique to each person, there is no universal ‘cure’ for the migraine. At Restore Balance Integrative Medicine, Dr Sisu uses different modalities to identify the reason for the migraine and come up with a customized plan of action for each patient. Often it is a combination of treatment modalities that address diet, nutrient deficiencies, sleep, stress, posture, and structural imbalances. You can be treated with Functional Medicine, Acupuncture and Osteopathic treatments by one provider, all under one roof. Instead of providing a temporary fix, Dr Sisu assesses all the different aspects of an individual’s health and strives to achieve lasting results.
A functional medicine approach recognizes that a symptom can have one or multiple root causes. While working with us, many patients report that not only their headaches or migraines improve (which might be the main reason they are seeing Dr. Sisu), but also, they might notice improvements in their energy, digestive symptoms and weight.
If you are battling migraines, try a comprehensive Integrative and Functional Medicine approach. Partner with us on your journey to better health and wellness!