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Oh my Migraines

MY OH MY! MIGRAINES!

What is your migraine trying to tell you? If you suffer from migraines, it is crucial to ask yourself: “What is causing my migraines?” Instead of: “How can I treat my migraines?” Functional medicine is medicine by CAUSE, not medicine by symptom. So what are some common underlying causes of migraines?

Causes:
1) Food sensitivities

2) Hormone imbalances

3) Magensium
deficiency

4) Posture and
subluxation

The good news is there are simple steps you can take to treat underlying causes
of migraines!

Solutions:

1) Elimination diet

By removing common food allergens, you can test which foods might be causing your migraines. These foods include eggs, dairy, gluten, and peanuts.
Be sure to reintroduce each food slowly.

2) Balance your hormones

Some migraines can be caused by too much estrogen and not enough progesterone. That is why some women get premenstrual migraines! Some things you can do to restore this balance naturally are eliminating caffeine and alcohol, reducing sugar and intake of flour/starches, eating a diet rich with plant based foods, getting quality of sleep, and reducing stress. Also, reduce or eliminate pharmaceutical medications with high levels of estrogen if possible.

Furthermore, hormone imbalances can be caused by a B vitamin
deficiency. Try adding 400 mg of vitamin B2 or riboflavin daily.
Finally, sleep cycles can cause hormone imbalances so a melatonin supplement has been shown to be effective at reducing migraines.

3) Restore magnesium deficiency

Magnesium is known as the relaxation mineral and so deficiency
can cause elevated levels of stress and in return, migraines. Try
adding 300-600 mg of magnesium 2x per day into your routine.

4) Make chiropractic care a part of your wellness routine

Unfortunately, many people have sedentary jobs requiring them
to sit for the majority of their day. This can lead to poor posture
and tense muscles, specifically around the neck region. In a
randomized control trial by the Journal of Manipulative and
Physiological Therapeutics, a 90% reduction in migraines was
found after only 16 treatments.

Article written by Lauren Oljar with Queen City Health Center

Charlotte NC Chiropractor For Infants & Families

Family Chiropractor Charlotte NC – Queen City Health Center http://www.queencityhealthcenter.com/

Charlotte Chiropractor, Dr. Holly Clemens explains the benefits of chiropractic care for infants, babies, and children, including supportive evidence of its effectiveness. Birth is a traumatic event for babies. When a baby is born, 80-100 pounds of pressure get put on its spine and when a baby comes out, it doesn’t have any muscle tone. Any parts of the spine can easily shift and move and put pressure on the spinal nerves, wreaking havoc on their development later in life. As a baby starts to learn to crawl and walk, they fall frequently (almost 1300 times within one month!) So it’s important to make sure the spine remains in alignment and doesn’t put pressure on the nerves or the spinal cord for optimal neurological development.

Baby Athens was checked as soon as he was born. After 6 weeks, he developed an upper respiratory infection. After restoring his nervous system, he was able to heal and has not been sick since!

Dr. Holly performs an adjustment on Athens in this video, demonstrating that chiropractic care for babies is easy and painless! She also shows a quick adjustment procedure that parents can perform on their babies anytime while at home.

Dr. Holly Clemens is a chiropractor and the founder of Queen City Health Center, a family-centered wellness clinic serving patients in Charlotte, NC. Queen City Health Center embraces the Maximized Living tenets of wellness and encourages its patients to adopt the 5 Essentials in order to maximize health!

Queen City Health Center is a Charlotte Chiropractic and total wellness center for individuals and families. With locations across Charlotte, NC and Matthews, NC, we specialize in helping individuals and families find true health and ways to maximize their lives through nutrition, lifestyle classes, detoxification and spinal correction.


SouthPark Office 4421 Sharon Rd #100 Charlotte, NC 28211 980-422-2000
Matthews Office 1730 Matthews Township Pkwy Matthews, NC 28105 704-844-6368