Migraines are a condition that is characterized by pulsing and throbbing in the head. It is estimated that 36 million Americans suffer from migraines. As many as 18 million Americans have chronic migraines, which would be 5 or more migraines monthly. Migraines may last for only a few hours or several days, and many people accept this as part of daily living.
Migraines are a challenging condition to treat due as they are as unique as the individual who has them. This makes it very hard for patients and doctors alike. The market for drug treatments is constantly expanding for treatments. In this day and age many people are no longer looking for a pill to cover up the symptoms and want a natural solution for migraines.
As more people are looking for migraine natural treatments many unconventional methods are becoming popular and effective. Recent scientific research looked at an herb and its affects migraines. Butterbur (Petasites hybridus root) is a relative of the Sunflower family and comes in an extract form. In a study of 245 patients the Butterbur was used in different dosages and showed to be effective in reducing migraines from 36-48%.1 This is a high percentage for a drug that is treating headaches but still not addressing the root cause.
In Pittsburgh, PA and Cranberry Township many people with migraines are getting results using a different method. Migraine specialist Dr Ian Bulow helps migraine sufferers get natural migraine relief. As an Upper Cervical Chiropractor Dr Bulow specializes in the Atlas bone (C1 vertebra) and the coordination between the brain and nervous system as t relates to migraines. When the Atlas bone moves from its natural position it has consequences which may result in migraines eventually. By analyzing and correcting the Atlas misalignment using a gentle and precise Upper Cervical Chiropractic Adjustment, migraines are often reduced as the brain and nervous system return to normal function. In clinical studies of migraine patients it has been shown that 1-2 upper cervical Chiropractic Adjustments not only improve migraine condition but may even lead to complete resolution.2
- K. M. Einhäupl, H. Göbel, R. B. Lipton, A. Mauskop, K. Wilks. Petasites hybridus root (butterbur) is an effective preventive treatment for migraine. Neurology 2004; 63(12): 2240-2244.
- Elster EL. Upper cervical chiropractic care for a patient with chronic migraine headaches with an appendix summarizing an additional 100 headache cases. J Vert Sublux Res 2003;AUG(3):1-10