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Why do Migraines happen?

Herbal treatment

· Migraine,Hormone related

There has been a lot of discussion around Migraine at the moment which are on the rise due to the incredible amount of stress that we are all living under.

What is migraine? It is defined clinically as neruovascular pain syndrome. A range of actions happen within the brain that lead to painful inflammation in the blood vessel in the brain and the surrounding tissues.

There are a range of triggers, including.

  • Drinking red wine

  • Skipping meals

  • Excessive afferent stimuli (eg, flashing lights, strong odors)

  • Weather changes

  • Sleep deprivation

  • Stress

  • Hormonal factors, particularly menstruation

  • Certain foods

One of the herbs Medical herbalists use to treat migraines is Fever Few. It should not be taken in pregnancy.

We would not just prescribe Feverfew on its own but would delve into the triggers in a full consultation. For example tackling any stress in your life, or balancing hormones

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