At our North Vancouver clinic we look at the whole picture when it comes to treating migraines. We take into account the complete medical, family, menstrual, and digestive history, we look at your lifestyle, seasonal patterns and diet. We then explore the possible genetic links, environmental triggers, mood and stress contributors. With this mind-body approch our goal is to identify the underlying causes of migraines and naturally eliminate the ones that lead to your condition.
Wonder why we look at all the angles?
STATISTICS: In adults between 18- and 65-years, the prevalence of migraine is estimated to be between 17 -21%, with a female predominance of 3:1
PHYSIOLOGY: The immediate physiological even leading to migraines is thought to be the dilation of vessels in the head, but what causes this in the first place is not fully understood. Blood vessels don’t just dilate spontaneously—they are presumably responding to chemical changes that are occurring in the body.
CONVENTIONAL MEDICINE: The bulk of the research in the area of migraines is on medication therapy; namely the use of anti-inflamatories, Triptans, and Ergotamine derivatives. The medications are helpfull, paradoxical as it may seem however, a surprising percentage of migraine headaches may be caused by migraine medication! The “rebound effect” of analgesic and ergotomine compounds has been implicated as a contributing factor for sufferers of daily headaches.
Now consider the following facts:
Our North vancouver and West Vancouver Naturopathic clinics operate based on a holistic look at neurological conditions. We look at the whole picture and offer naturopathic migraine treatments that are natural and have lasting effects.