Revivelife Clinic I Naturopath in Ottawa


The Pain You Feel Today Will Be the Strength You Feel Tomorrow

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Last night you didn’t get quite enough sleep and seem to carry your stress in your neck muscles, so today you have a headache with dull pain across the forehead, temples, and back of the neck on both side that lasts an hour or two before you can get on with your day. You’re grateful that you don’t get one – sided migraines like your sister that start with flashes of light in the aura phase and if she doesn’t catch it quick enough leave her feeling nauseous, sensitive to light and sound that makes her just want to lie down in a dark room potentially for days.

Although both cause pain a headache is less severe and is a muscular disorder while a migraine is a more severe neurological condition. The presence of a mutation or dysfunction in the MTHFR methylation gene increases the susceptibility of migraine attacks. 1

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Our therapies for headaches include nutrient optimization like vitamin D, as ongoing research suggests a strong association between low vitamin D levels and chronic musculoskeletal pain. 2

Natural interventions for migraines may include nutrients like Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) which has been shown to be effective in preventing migraines in both children and adults. 3,4  In addition, it has been found that C allele carriers respond better to nutrient intervention of active B6, B12, and folate than the TT genotypes in terms of homocysteine and migraine reduction.1  This may be due to TTgenotypes are genetically slower homocysteine metabolizers.1

Feature Therapies Includes

Additional therapies may include an anti-inflammatory menu, hormone balancing, acupuncture chiropractic, osteopathic, Bowen Therapy, and the goal to reduce or discontinue abortive medication that ultimately may cause a rebound effect increasing the intensity of headaches and migraines over time.

Headache Conditions Treated

  • Chiari Headaches
  • Cluster Headaches
  • Migraine with Aura
  • Migraine without Aura
  • Sinus Headaches
  • Tension Headaches
  • Thunderclap Headaches

HEADACHE Related Tests

Additional headache therapies and tailored test options are available based on need.

Be sure to check out Revivelife’s blog and videos on headaches.

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