Functional Medicine Approach To
Warning Symptoms Of Chronic Migraine
Genetics & Environmental Factors Play Role In Migraine
What Factors Trigger Your Migraine?
Environmental factors that have been associated with migraine include imbalances in hormones, food sensitivities, chemicals, alcohol, stress, changes in the wake-sleep pattern, physical factors, and changes of weather or barometric pressure. When using a functional medicine approach it is important to recognize the role of the gut. This includes a role for the microbiome (including nitrate-reducing bacteria in the mouth) because migraine sufferers have a different mix of gut bacteria that can make them more sensitive to certain foods, for example. This, in turn, activates the gut-associated immune system and alters gut permeability (“leaky gut”). Interestingly, low levels of serotonin in the gut, where most serotonin in the body is produced (by gut bacteria), appear to be linked to migraine.
We Discover The Root Cases For Your Migraine
Since our Springfield functional medicine doctor evaluates the causes of chronic illness the functional medicine approach is ideal for addressing migraine at its roots. To accomplish this goal, it uses the Functional Medicine operating system. This consists of the Functional Medicine Timeline, The Functional Medicine Matrix, and the Therapeutic Lifestyle Factors (Sleep & Relaxation, Movement & Exercise, Nutrition, Stress, and Relationships). Functional Medicine Matrix, based on a scientific framework known as “systems biology,” allows the practitioner to evaluate imbalances at the cellular level. This helps sort out why the disease has occurred in the first place. By understanding each of these imbalances the person with migraine is empowered to make changes to correct them. Each part of the Matrix is called a “node,” and there are 7 nodes on the Functional Medicine Matrix. You can read about them here: Assimilation, Defense & Repair, Energy, Biotransformation & Elimination, Structural Integrity, Transport, and Communication.
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Your first step is to schedule a free 15-minute telephone consultation with Callie Maggard, Brain Tune Up! Program Director. Please select the time you can be reached by telephone and complete the form afterwards. These steps are critical! Because of the high volume of interest, we are unable to answer your calls or questions until you have scheduled through this process and completed the intake form.
My program accepts out-of-state patients. Brain Tune Up! is a 5-8 month program. In order to be accepted into my program my team and I have to see you for the two-day initial neurological evaluation in-person, but we then can customize the rest of the program in a virtual setting for patients who are traveling from far distances. This will be explained when you schedule a telephone consultation.
Program Director: Callie Maggard
“Thank you for your interest in our program. I look forward to speaking with you about your health conditions and how our program could potentially help change the trajectory of your health.”
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