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Chiropractic, Diet and Migraines

Woman at home with headacheChiropractic care has been recognised as being helpful with the treatment of headaches and migraines in many evidence based trials. Alongside reducing the load on the central nervous system, improving movement, increasing exercise, fresh air and diet are all important keys to success.

A new study has found that magnesium (mg), which is found in many foods can be one specific element that can help to reduce the misery of migraine.

Mg is found in almonds, cashews, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, bananas, tofu, flaxseed, milk, oatmeal, broccoli, sweet corn and peas.

The study looked at 100 migraine sufferers; half were given 600mg of Mg daily for 12 weeks and reported a 41.6% reduction in headaches compared to only a 15.8% reduction in migraine headaches in the placebo group.

Diet is very helpful in reducing headaches and reducing disease.

Chiropractic care is an important part of the picture when dealing with long term headaches and migraines. As each care plan is individual, chiropractors will assess the structural faults and work to restore proper motion to joints and improved function to the nervous system.

Stress has a large effect on these conditions; stress leaves a marked pattern on the body causing key muscle groups to have increased tone and altering the function of the ‘thrive’ part of the body. Mediated by adrenaline, the body runs on a ‘survive’ mode that results in different chemicals being present in the body, an effect on the immune system, sleep pattern, memory, digestion and even pain levels – headaches and migraines included.

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