Migraines, if you have ever experienced one, are not fun. Sensitivity to light and sound, nausea, not to mention the vice grip your head is in are some of the common symptoms. While reaching for an OTC pain killer or something stronger may be your first instinct, it is not always the wisest.
Migraines are caused by multiple reasons: stress, food allergies, hormones, sleep habits, sensory stimuli, medications and also an unhappy liver. It is best to track daily habits, eating, sleeping, and your emotions right before the migraine to better understand what is triggering them. If you suffer more than the occasional migraine or are unable to pinpoint the cause, you may want to think about your liver.
The liver is responsible for clearing the body of toxins and regulating hormones. Considering the bombardment of toxins in our modern lives and diets, having an overworked liver is common even in the healthiest of people. If the liver is already stressed, adding medication, any medication, may relieve the symptoms but not address the cause, which could mean more problems later on down the road.
There is good news. Liver cleanses and also the use of acupuncture has been known to eliminate migraines. Reflexology, as well, can help to alleviate migraines through the use of the body’s meridians. Organ controlled meridians run throughout our bodies like freeways beginning at the top of your head, traveling down to your feet. Both reflexology and acupuncture are two modalities that work with these meridians and other points to not only cure the symptoms, but treat the cause as well.
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