How a Holistic Doctor Can Treat Headaches

Published on: November 30, 2017

Do you suffer from frequent headaches? Medications only mask the pain and do not treat the underlying cause of your headaches. Traditional medicine often focuses on relieving symptoms, not diagnosing and treating the cause. Holistic or naturopathic doctors are often a better choice to find the cause of reoccurring problems like headaches, treating the cause and helping provide long-term relief.

Causes of Headaches

Everyone is susceptible to occasional headaches. When they occur frequently or are more severe, it may be a symptom of other problems in the body. The health issue could be anywhere in the body, but still result in a painful headache. Naturopathic or holistic doctors are experts at finding the imbalance in the body that may be causing the symptom of a headache. Some of the common causes include:

  • Vitamin or mineral deficiencies
  • Allergies – food or other substances that cause allergic reactions
  • Gluten or other food sensitivities
  • Hormonal imbalances

Many traditional physicians do not regularly test for nutritional deficiencies, allergies or hormonal imbalances. However, naturopathic doctors focus on overall wellness and look for lifestyle and diet factors that could be causing symptoms like headaches. Testing hormone levels and nutrients in the body can identify problems that may be causing headaches and other symptoms. Similarly, allergy testing can also expose sensitivities that can lead to frequent or severe migraine headaches. Once the cause is identified, treatment can begin and the underlying problem resolved, stopping the headaches.

If you have headaches or migraines that are impacting your wellness, seek the advice and treat of a holistic doctor. Treating the cause can naturally subdue your headaches and improve your overall health.

Posted on behalf of:
Wholistic Medicine Specialists of Atlanta
1055 Powers Place
Alpharetta, GA 30009
(678) 987-8451

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