Updated: Apr 22
Patient testimonial about relief from migraines under the care of Dr. Kim Khauv.
Let's face it: we are more reliant on drugs and medication now than ever before to get relief from aches and pains. But, drugs aren't always safe or more effective. In fact, many people are addicted to painkillers nowadays. What's all the fuss about painkillers?
Think about this: Since 1999, more than 165,000 people have died in the U.S. from over doses related to prescription opioids. In 2014, prescription opioid abuse or dependency grew to almost 2 million Americans. Today, over 1000 people are treated in the Emergency department for misusing prescription opioids.
The most common drugs involved were Methadone, Oxycodone (OxyCotin®), and Hydrocodone (Vicodin®).
Are there natural ways to treat headaches and migraines naturally, or are we doomed to stick with painkillers? While pain medications are effective, they have a grave downside. Think of all those side effects; your medicine cabinet is better off locked. Here is the thing: drugs treat symptoms at best.
The good news is that treating headaches and migraines with natural regiments and remedies is easy and pose insignificant or no side effects. To get you started, here are top natural ways to treat these complications. Read on and thank us later.
But first, let’s delve into a few basics.
What Are Migraines and Headaches?
Simply put, headache is a constant pain in the head caused by malfunction or over activity in pain-sensitive centers. On the other side, migraine is a condition whereby you feel an intense headache on one or either sides of the head, typically culminating to the eye. Migraines could be extremely debilitating, with constant pounding pain sometimes accompanied by nausea and dizziness.
Get Enough Sleep
Insomnia is among the leading causes of migraines. Garnering enough sleep could be the magical wand you need as a natural relief for migraines. Avoid habits and things that can cut back on your sleep. Caffeine is a prime example; stay away from it.
The need for regular exercise cannot be emphasized enough. It not only keeps you fit but also forms a formidable force against major migraines and headaches. Regular workouts boost production of feel-good hormones such as dopamine.
Relax and breathe while massaging your temple. This allows you muscles and brain to relax. Breathing allows higher intake of oxygen since deprivation of oxygen can lead to migraines.
Dr. Kim "Doc Kim" Khauv, your Metro Manila chiropractor, has helped many people live healthier and happier lives.
With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Kim B. Khauv, DC (Doc Kim) is the only American chiropractor in the Philippines that has worked for the United States Navy as a chiropractor (taking care of active duty military service members and wounded warriors) and holds a Master's Degree in Public Health with emphasis on health promotion and prevention from The Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles.
He is also an award-winning chiropractor currently licensed in the State of California, as well as National Board Certified Doctor of Chiropractic in the United States of America. He is a "Registered Chiropractor" with the Philippines Institute of Traditional and Alternative Health Care (PITAHC). He has earned a Bachelor’s Degree from California State University in Fullerton (CSUF), a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the Fielding School of Public Health at University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA), and Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life Chiropractic College West (LCCW).
Previously, Doc Kim was 1 out of 24 United States Navy chiropractors in the world, proudly provided chiropractic care to active duty military members at Naval Medical Center San Diego and had a private practice in San Diego, California. Doc Kim currently holds an Adjunct Faculty position as Assistant Professor at Life Chiropractic College West teaching Public Health course to senior chiropractic students. He is an approved instructor by the Board of Chiropractic Examiners of California to teach both online and live Continuing Education courses to chiropractors in Metro Manila, Philippines in the subjects of Chiropractic Adjustive Technique, Law & Ethics, and chiropractic Public Health.
Doc Kim was an elected Section Councilor of the Chiropractic Health Care section (CHC) of the American Public Health Association (APHA) and served as Membership Chair. His chiropractic research has been accepted and presented nationally and internationally at APHA, Association of Chiropractic College’s annual Research Agenda Conference (ACC-RAC), International Society of Quality of Life Research, and World Chiropractic Federation (WFC). He has also published research on chiropractic care and public health education. He has been awarded the Distinguish Service Award (2015) and Rising Star Award (2013) from the APHA's CHC section.
While attending LCCW, he founded a non-profit called Well-Balanced World, 501(c)(3), with the sole purpose of providing affordable chiropractic care to underserved populations and charitable chiropractic care on international mission trips to Cambodia and the Philippines.
Dr. Kim Khauv, at Well-Balanced Chiropractic Wellness Center, now provides safe, effective, and evidence-based chiropractic care to patients from Makati, Rockwell, Manila, Paranaque, Alabang, Fort Bonifacio, Global City, Pasig, Ortigas, Mandaluyong, Greenhills, San Juan, and Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines.