Learn about how you can finally get relief from migraine headaches! Our alternative therapy can help you experience the lasting relief you deserve so you can get back to doing what you love!
What can trigger migraine headaches?
Migraine headaches are a common health issue. The most common causes of headaches are from emotional stress (e.g. relationships, work), nutritional deficiencies (e.g. from skipping meals/fasting, certain food items such as aged cheese or salty and processed foods, irregular eating schedule), trauma, chemical toxins, hormonal changes or changes in the wake-sleep pattern.
What are the risk factors?
Age – it is also common for migraines to occur during adolescence and peak in your 30s, before the migraines become less severe in the following years
Gender – it has been shown that males are more affected during childhood, while females get migraines from puberty and beyond.
Family history – a family member has a 50% chance of having this condition if another family member has it
Emotion – stress, anger, and frustration may increase the risk of developing this condition
Lifestyle – sometimes sexual activity and diet (eating fatty or greasy foods, sweets, and dairy) can increase the risk
Other medical conditions: menstruation (hormonal shifts) and hypertension can lead to developing migraine headaches
Migraines are different from a tension headache, as it will only affect one side. During a migraine most patients experience nausea with light and noise sensitivity. One of the best ways to relieve the constant pain is to lay down in a quiet, darkened room to ease the symptoms. A migraine sometimes announces itself before its onset with faint changes in mood, certain food cravings, neck stiffness, frequent yawning or increased thirst and urination. Migraine attacks may last for hours to days and can have an effect on daily living.
Solution for migraines
Some lifestyle changes (i.e. consistent exercise and sleep schedule, healthy diet) have been shown to help prevent migraines from occurring. Stress also increases the occurrence of migraines, so being proactive may help decrease your stress. If you are aware of certain things that trigger your migraines, try to avoid them to the best of your abilities. Migraine treatment in Western medicine is usually medication including NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), analgesics (such as Sumatriptan, Tylenol, Naproxen, Aspirin), or neurotoxins (Botox).
In Chinese medicine, migraines are classified as an external invasion or internal disruption. External invasion happens with overexposure to wind, such as too much air conditioning blown at the head, cold weather, damp conditions, or hot weather. Migraines from external invasion are usually of short duration. Internal disruption involves deficiencies in the liver, spleen, and kidney, usually meaning the cooling power of these organs are disrupted (from stress, overwork, eating improperly, drugs, alcohol, etc). Because the liver, spleen, and kidney channels all ascend up to the head, deficiencies in these organs cause a condition called liver yang or liver fire rising up to the head causing migraines or headaches. Migraines from internal disruption are more persistent.
Our treatment replenishes the deficiencies in the liver, spleen, and kidney, restoring the cooling power of the liver and preventing further migraines with appropriate diet, herbs, and supplements.
How do I find out more about relief from migraine headaches?
Call East West Wellness Medical Center at (714) 556-8664 or click here to schedule an appointment. Our practice uses an integrative approach, combining Eastern and Western medicine to provide relief from migraine headaches without the use of drugs and surgeries. Dr. Tong not only treats migraine headaches, but he improves your overall health.
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What people say about Dr Tong‘s migraine headaches treatments
“I have suffered with migraine headaches for two and a half years. I found temporary relief with off the counter drugs but eventually discovered it took more and more tablets and at least 2-3 days before the migraine went completely away, not to mention the side effects from these drugs.
I have been to three specialists, and always came up with the same answer “try to relax” (since tension can bring on my headaches) and then I was given a prescription – which worked alright – until I ran out of tablets.
Finally I was referred to Dr. Tong by a relative and decided I had nothing to lose. I was a little skeptical at first but the pain in my head was getting out of hand so I had to give Dr. Tong a try. After only 7 treatments my headaches have completely disappeared. I must encourage anyone to go to Dr. Tong – if you are really serious about getting rid of pain that is!”
Disclaimer: We make no guarantees of any kind. Results may vary from person to person. Not every patient or every case can be cured, and this website is not intended to replace the direct management of an illness by a caregiver. Please consult a qualified practitioner regarding therapeutic options.
Note: Most of our patients have exhausted other therapies for years, or even decades, but were able to get dramatic relief with their very first NBE treatment!