While the cause of migraines isn’t fully understood, what triggers a migraine is often the focus of research. After all, the main natural method for migraine relief that is recommended by primary care physicians is keeping a migraine journal to learn your triggers and avoiding them as possible. While you may not be able to avoid weather conditions that trigger migraines, there’s another culprit that’s proving equally difficult to evade – stripes.
Researchers have learned that striped patterns, both moving and in still photographs, have the ability to trigger migraines and even seizures. Everything from the shadows cast by Venetian blinds to a woman wearing a striped dress may be all it takes to set off the next attack. Don’t worry about a trip to the zoo, though. Apparently, because the stripes on a zebra have an irregular pattern, they don’t have the same effect.
Since you can’t control what people wear, the window dressings they choose to use, or when you might encounter an escalator, stripes make for a very difficult trigger to elude. Is there a better way to get natural relief from migraines than hoping you don’t see anything with a symmetrically striped pattern today?
Natural Migraine Relief – No Journal Required
While you may still want to keep your migraine journal and learn your triggers, a far better solution is to fix the underlying problem that is causing migraines. While the cause of migraines has not been discovered, many researchers have noted problems with brainstem function or proper blood flow to the brain. Both of these conditions may relate to a misalignment of the atlas vertebra. Positioned at the base of the skull, a misaligned atlas can inhibit brainstem function as well as the vertebral arteries that bring blood to the brain.
Once the misalignment is corrected with a gentle adjustment, many patients find that migraines become less frequent or severe. Some even see complete resolution of the problem from the very first adjustment. To learn more, contact an upper cervical chiropractor near you to schedule a consultation.