Treatment of Menstrual Migraines
I’ve found that acupuncture, homeopathy, changing the diet,
Chinese herbs, and nutritional supplements will work magnificently
well to permanently end Menstrual Migraines.
Although each women is unique and needs to be treated individually, with unique supplements and herbs, I can generalize the following recommendations, and then modify them to fit your personal imbalances.
My general recommendations are the following:
1. Weekly acupuncture for about two menstrual cycles (two months approximately.) After this time, once per month, about one week before each period is to begin, to maintain your progress and overall healthy lifestyle.
2. Chinese herbs — one of the most common formulas used is Free and Easy Wanderer.
3. 5HTP – many studies have shown this amino acid precurser to help with migraines, as well as cravings for sugar and sweets, anxiety, depression and moodiness.
4. Time Release Magnesium – about 400-600 mg per day.
5. Fish Oils and/or Essential Women’s Oils – one pill 2-3 times per day.
6. Eliminate the following foods: chocolate, cheese, beer, wine, cow’s dairy, wheat and gluten, eggs, coffee and nuts. These foods have been shown in research to be the most common in triggering migraines.
7. Take feverfew daily, not just during the migraine.
8. The B Vitamin Riboflavin appears to have an important role in reducing the frequency of migraines. It’s best to just take a good multi-vitamin and mineral formula such as Clinical Nutrients for Women, which contains a full range of B Vitamins.
9. The most common homeopathic remedies I’ve found that are needed for women with migraines include the following: Sepia, Natrum muriaticum, Lachesis, Magnesium phosphorica, Colocynthis, and Sanguinaria. You would take the homeopathic remedy which most closely and clearly matches your symptoms.