A Controversial Treatment for Migraine Headaches – Chiropractic Approach
I have been a chiropractor in Camarillo for over 20 years. Migraine headaches are probably the most difficult problem I see patients having. Rather than writing a summary of stuff you can find on the internet, I will just jump into a treatment approach that I have seen work wonders for many patients.
Adjustments help, Cold Laser Therapy helps, myofascial muscular therapy and trigger point therapy helps.
But in some patients, their blood chemistry is off. The only way to know it is to have them check their blood sugar after every meal (45 minutes after). What you find is that their blood sugar goes up. We’re not talking diabetic type of blood sugar that requires medical treatment, but an increase that is temporary.
The best way to stop this from happening is to eat a 1:1 ration of protein to carbohydrates. Some diets like the zone diet recommend a 3:4 ratio. Some diets recommend hardly any carbohydrates, whereas some allow you to eat anything you want, as long as you portion control.
In the case of migraines, you have to learn about food and for the migraines’ purposes, you want to just learn to read labels. You’ll only concern yourself with the grams of protein and the grams of carbohydrate.
For most people this results in having to cut down the carbohydrates and increase protein intake.
A typical day would look like this:
Breakfast – two eggs, ½ apple
Snack – two ounces of cheese, the other ½ of the apple
Lunch – Chicken and a side green salad
Snack – Greek yogurt
Dinner – Chilli, Meat, Soup, etc
If you suffer from migraine headaches, this is only an example, but I would encourage you to come into our chiropractic office in Camarillo and seek help with this. My experience has been that people need help figuring out how to do this. Once I teach this to you, it’s something you’ll do automatically and can do for the rest of your life.