The purpose of this unit is to provide a basic introduction to integrative approaches used in the treatment of headaches.
Headaches are among the most common problems presenting to the primary care practitioner. The vast majority are of a benign etiology. Treatment should be chosen that is effective and of low side effect potential. Many integrative modalities address the initial causes of headaches and, at the same time, avoid the suppressive approach of traditional pharmaceutical allopathic treatments.
In this unit, you will learn about nutritional, dietary, lifestyle, mind/body, environmental, and hormonal approaches to treating headaches. Use of these non-pharmaceutical approaches can offer effective relief to patients while presenting relatively few side effects.