Is actually an immune phenomenon, its just the head reacting first. Why?
Cause of Migraine
Migraine is the result of dilatation of blood vessels in the brain, yet specialised investigations such as brain CT or MRI scans show no significant abnormality. Migraine and headaches often respond to medications which produce the opposite effect, i.e. constriction of the blood vessels such as ergotamine.
Whilst migraine is generally believed to be a problem localised in the head, it is actually an immune phenomenon: when a person stops using foods or drinks known to contain pharmacologically active substances, the migraines initially worsen for a few days but are later clear.
Many people drinking coffee every day are still unaware of the powerful effect caffeine has on the immune system, causing a changed response, sensitivity or intolerance. Other common foods may have the same effect. The fact that we eat most of these foods regularly but only get migraines once every few weeks or a few months adds to the confusion about possible causes.
Treatment of Migraine
We use tests for food reactivities to confirm items which should be avoided to clear the headaches. We help you to work out a safe diet which will enable you in due course to improve your tolerance of various foods. If avoidance is difficult we treat migraine sufferers with desensitisation, such as Neutralisation or Enzyme Potentiated Desensitisation.
See Food Intolerance and symptoms associated with it.
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