Treating Migraines With Urine Therapy
Migraines can cause such intense pain and sensitivity that it may lead people to miss work or school, or even have to leave their house entirely. Fortunately, there are numerous treatments available to prevent or reduce these headaches.
One of the most effective treatments for migraines are drugs that reduce headache frequency and intensity. These may be taken orally (pills) or by injection. Common oral medications include beta blockers, antidepressants, and anti-seizure medicines.
Another type of medication known as CGRP antagonists are administered intravenously and work by inhibiting the activity of calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP). Erenumab, fremanezumab and eptinezumab are examples of such drugs; they have been proven effective for relieving migraine symptoms in those who don’t respond to other treatments.
Acupuncture has also been studied to treat migraines. Studies suggest that acupuncture can reduce the frequency and intensity of migraines as well as how frequently they occur.
Other naturopathic methods to reduce migraines include eliminating food sensitivities and non-sensitivity-mediated reactions, as well as increasing your fluid intake. Your naturopathic doctor can offer guidance about these therapies.
Migraine triggers can range from food, alcohol or stress to weather changes and light sensitivity. While it’s difficult to avoid these triggers entirely, by doing your best you may reduce the frequency and intensity of your migraines.
Migraines are usually caused by abnormal brain activity that disrupts nerve signals, chemicals and blood vessels in the brain. This condition typically presents in one’s head and can last anywhere from a few hours to days.
Hormonal triggers are another common factor that contributes to migraines in women. The menstrual cycle, pregnancy, birth control pills and supplemental estrogen may all cause these headaches in females.
Naturopathic doctors can assess patients’ hormone levels and suggest a natural supplement that may be beneficial. Some supplements come in tablet form, while others are liquids.
Estrogen is a hormone that aids in muscle mass and blood vessel formation, while also helping to balance male and female reproductive systems. Therefore, women may want to increase their intake of estrogen before and during their menstrual cycle for optimal benefits.
Some women have reported success with hormonal medications such as luteinizing hormone (LH) or follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), in helping to prevent migraines. This is especially true for those who tend to get migraines when pregnant or on hormone therapy.
Other symptoms of migraines include an aura – a series of visual and/or sensory symptoms that appear before a headache begins. These may include seeing spots or squiggly lines, feeling dizzy or weak, and having difficulty speaking.
For migraines, the most successful treatment involves a combination of pharmaceutical and non-pharmacological therapies that can reduce their frequency and intensity. These strategies are usually tailored to each individual based on their specific symptoms and history with migraines.