Natural Medicine for Headaches


Many people suffer from headaches. It is one of the most common symptoms that bring a patient to the doctor’s office.  Headaches are common to all age groups ranging from children to adults. While there are many over-the-counter pharmaceutical medicines; they are not without side effects. Aspirin may cause stomach discomfort and outright ulcers while non-steroidal anti-inflammatories like acetaminophen may damage the liver.

Natural Medicine for Headaches – Research

In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 120 children and adolescents, patients were treated with CoQ10. The patients that were treated with CoQ10 had significantly fewer migraine episodes (see Cephalagia, 2011 Jun;31(8):897-905). Similarly, a small study of 54 migraine patients had infrequent attacks while they were taking lipoic acid for headache prevention (see Headache. 2007 Jan;47(1):52-7).

Nutritional deficiency of CoQ10 and lipoic acid may create a metabolic dysfunction at the cellular level. This dysfunction is because cells require these nutrients for energy metabolism. With low cellular energy, migraines may develop. Testing for deficiency and supplementing as necessary may prevent headaches.

Natural Medicine for Headaches – Areas we serve

Family and Environmental Medicine help patients with natural medicine for headaches by testing for nutritional deficiencies using the Micronutrient Test from SpectraCell Laboratories. The information contained in this article is not intended as the sole natural medicine for headache treatment but should be considered as part of a holistic program of healing. Dr Gary Gruber provides private appointments for clients from around the country. The majority of patients are from the local area including Greenwich CT, Stamford CT, Darien CT, Norwalk CT, New Canaan CT, Wilton CT, Westchester County, NY, NYC, and Northern NJ. For other solutions to Natural Medicine for headaches please contact us at (203) 966-6360.