Nashville holistic chiropractor’s treatment of migraine headaches

Migraines

Natural Treatment for MIGRAINE HEADACHES

Migraine headaches are so disabling, and the pain in the head area can be so strong that the sufferer would naturally be convinced something inside the head must be responsible for the throbbing, exploding, or constricting, boring pressure that is often experienced and with the visual disturbance as well.

It is striking to notice how well mainstream medicine has developed the ability to classify symptoms of illness. It is almost as if there is the belief that a classification will make the disorder go away or at least make the sufferer more comfortable knowing what he or she “has.” (A short synopsis of medical classification of migraines is present at the end of this entry.)

Using diagnostic techniques that have arisen in the specialized chiropractic discipline of applied kinesiology, Dr. Davis is able to measure with neuromuscular reflex testing which systems are failing the most that are related to the onset of migraine headaches. What is generally found is that migraines are truly a metabolic, multi-systemic phenomenon with a number of causes. That is why it is not a quick fix. And it is why classifications of headaches that come out of mainstream medicine (pharmaceutically directed as it is) may not apply so much in integrative natural healing and chiropractic.

In migraine sufferers, irritation and spasm is often found to be occurring in the end of the small intestine where it joins the large intestine. That is the ileocecal valve area. When this area is affected, waste material is not propelled through the large intestine correctly, and a serious toxic condition can gradually arise that, in a sense, is auto poisoning. This is part of what is responsible for many so-called “migraines.” In fact, this problem is often a part of most types of headaches.

  • Displacement at the base of the skull and vertebral displacement in the neck can seriously disturb blood supply to the head and that is often part of most serious headaches.
  • Additionally, environmental sensitivity to toxins from mold (mycotoxins), especially prevalent in Nashville, can be part of long term chronic neurotoxin exposure responsible for headache.
  • Memories of emotional trauma stored in the unconscious mind are always evaluated at Davis Holistic Chiropractic Center, and neurologically transformed and minimized using Emotional Recall Technique.

Medical Classification of Migraines:
International Headache Society Diagnosis Criteria for Migraine

  • Without aura
  • 1. At least 5 attacks fulfilling numbers2-4 following
  • 2. Headache attacks lasting 4-72 hours (untreated or unsuccessfully treated)
  • 3. Headache has at least two of the following four characteristics:
  • – unilateral location

    – pulsating quality

    – moderate or severe intensity which inhibits or prohibits daily activities

    – aggravated by walking stairs or similar routine physical activity

    4. During headache at least one of the two following symptoms occurs:

    – nausea and/or vomiting

    – photophobia and phonophobia

    5. At least one of the following three characteristics is present:

    – history and physical and neurological examinations do not suggest one of the disorders listed in 5-11

    – history and/or physical and/or neurological examinations do suggest such a disorder, but it is ruled out by appropriate investigations

    – such a disorder is present, but migraine attacks do not occur for the first time in close temporal relation to the disorder

  • With aura
  • 1. At least two attacks fulfilling 2
  • 2. Headache has at least three of the following four characteristics:
  • – one or more fully reversible aura symptoms indicating focal cerebral cortical and/or brain stem dysfunction

    – at least one aura symptom develops gradually over more than 4 minutes, or two or more symptoms occur in succession

    – no aura symptom lasts more than 60 minutes; if more than one aura symptom is present, accepted duration is proportionally increased

    – headache follows aura with a free interval of less than 60 minutes (it may also begin before or simultaneously with the aura)

    3. At least one of the following three characteristics is present:

    – history and physical and neurological examinations do not suggest one of the disorders listed in groups 5-11

    – history and physical and neurological examinations do suggest such a disorder, but it is ruled out by appropriate investigations

    – such a disorder is present, but migraine attacks do not occur for the first time in close temporal relation to the disorder

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