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Holistic Healing for Headaches: Functional Medicine Insights and Natural Remedies

Wednesday, May 22nd 2024 10:00am 3 min read
Dr. Jessica Peatross dr.jess.md @drjessmd

Hospitalist & top functional MD who gets to the root cause. Stealth infection & environmental toxicity keynote speaker.

Explore the realm of functional medicine approaches to headache treatment, various types of headaches, and the pursuit of enduring relief through integrative methods.

Headaches — often painful and inconvenient, tend to strike at the least opportune moments. As a prevalent health issue, headaches rank as the sixth leading cause of disability globally. The origins of headaches vary widely, yet the approaches to their treatment often encompass natural and universal solutions.

Initially, understanding the diverse headache categories is beneficial for effective management.

Types of Headaches

Headaches may be classified as either primary or secondary. Primary headaches typically arise from multiple factors explored below, whereas secondary headaches result from external causes, such as medication use or other medical conditions. Here is a closer look at each type.

Primary Headaches

Representing around 90% of all headaches, primary types include daily persistent headaches, tension headaches, cluster headaches, and migraines.

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