Headaches & Migraines

Vitalia’s Approach to Headaches and Migraines in Children

Chronic migraines and headaches often have multiple causes.  At Vitalia, one of the first places we often look is the diet.  It is essential to clean up the diet of food sensitivities, and food toxins such as MSG (which causes inflammation of the brain thereby triggering migraines).  Preservatives, food colorings and dyes should also be avoided.  Other dietary substances that can trigger migraines include: chocolate, cheese, and meat additives such as in bacon and sausage.

Often we see digestive inflammation associated with headaches and migraines.  Food sensitivity testing is extremely beneficial to identify the foods your child is eating that is triggering headaches and migraines.  Depending on the age of the child, headaches and migraines can have many causes including; stress from school or family life, allergies and food reactions.

At Vitalia we use child-friendly  herbs and homeopathic medicines that children respond well to. We also assess each patient for hormonal imbalance, which is often associated with headaches. Compromised detoxification pathways can be a factor in some children.