Headaches can range in severity, frequency, length and type.  Unfortunately then can even be unpredictable.  In fact they can “kick in” at the worst possible times.  Sadly they can cause you to miss out on work, family and fun.  Since there are so many different types and causes, addressing the cause can be difficult.  But when you have to work, cook, clean and help your kids with their homework, you’ll reach for anything.  Even harmful over-the-counter drugs.  But these drugs only help you feel better.  They don’t actually fix the problem.

Headaches are one of the biggest reasons Americans like you turn to medication.  According to the CDC, more than 36 million Americans suffer from headaches.  In fact we spend over $4 billion each year on over-the-counter medication to treat headaches.  However medication only provides symptom relief.  Unfortunately, modern medicine does not have an answer to headaches beyond that.  In fact many even fail to realize there are many types of headaches.  There are even two different types of migraines.  And by the way, we have a whole other section related to migraines.  Unfortunately most people are unaware of the serious dangers of the popular over the counter meds, which are ibuprofin, acetominophen and aspirin.  In fact they can cause fatal kidney failure, fatal liver failure, and  stomach ulcers or ruptures.  Lastly, here is a list of common types of headaches:

Acute Headache
Chronic Headache
Cluster Headache
Migraine Headache (common and classic)
Mixed Headache
Premenstrual and Menstrual Headache
Sinus Headache
Tension Headache
Traumatic Headache

Off course headaches have a multitude of causes.  These causes range from illness, too much water, not enough water, caffeine withdrawal, certain foods, lack of certain foods, caffeine, medications, allergies and stress.  And yes, all three forms of stress can can cause headaches.  This includes emotional, physical and nutritional stress. Some headaches are caused by changes in blood flow to the brain.  Furthermore, the cause can be either too much or too little blood flow.

Our Approach

Rather than dealing with symptoms, we strive to bring your body back into balance.  Because treating symptoms only gives you temporary help.  In fact our approach targets emotional, physical and chemical balance.  Often times a combined approach of enzyme nutrition, dietary changes and the right specific chiropractic care are the key.  And while I don’t diagnose or treat any disease (including headaches of any kind), I can help your body work properly.

In fact, this can range from processing foods right, to supporting healthy blood flow to the brain.  We can also help support a healthy stress response, support healthy immune function, and help your body retain the right amount of water. We can even provide valuable advice  regarding the right amount of water and diet specifically for you.  And of course if your body is working the way it’s supposed to, your chances of suffering from headaches go way down. I provide this support with a specific plan. And this plan usually includes specific chiropractic care,  custom dietary changes and the correct enzyme supplements. Of course I only make recommendations after scientific testing based on sound medical principles.

Don’t Wait

Are you concerned about head health? Do you spend hours or days at home waiting for your problems to subside? Are you missing out on work family or fun? If so, give us a call and set up a consultation. I will personally sit down with you and talk about your suffering and how it affects your life. I will even do some preliminary testing as well as Bio Impedance Analysis (BIA). In fact did you know that both NASA and Cancer Treatment Centers of America rely on BIA? These tests help me determine if you are a good candidate for care. If you’re not, we’ll make every effort to provide the proper referral.

A promise to our patients

If you decide to call us and set up a consultation, we will provide direct, personal attention in a peaceful and unrushed atmosphere. We are dedicated to helping you reclaim your healthy lifestyle without harmful drugs or surgery.

For more information, please contact us at 425-868-0120.

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*Enzyme nutrition helps the body function properly—it’s not used to diagnose or treat disease.

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