headaches

Help with Headaches

by Dr. Kandis Lock, Naturopathic Doctor

Whether you have a migraine, a cluster headache, pounding or a dull ache, there are things you can do to prevent and control your headaches. From a naturopathic perspective there are many ways to address headaches.

First and foremost, are you drinking enough water? Most of the population is in fact chronically dehydrated and one of the most common signs of dehydration is a constant headache.

Secondly, it is necessary to address any potential triggers, whether food, stress or environmentally related. Once those have been identified it then becomes a matter of getting rid of the offensive food culprit, learning stress reduction techniques, or looking at ways to reduce environmental toxic burden. 

Headaches can also be triggered by chronic muscle strain and improper posture, in which case acupuncture would be beneficial, as would getting yourself in to see a massage therapist, chiropractor or osteopath.

There are also a number of botanicals and nutritional supplements such as feverfew or magnesium that can also aid in the reduction or prevention of a headache. As you can see, there are endless possibilities of helping alleviate that aching head, it’s simply a matter of figuring out which approach is the best one for you.

As you can see, there are endless possibilities of helping alleviate that aching head, it’s simply a matter of figuring out which approach is the best one for you.