Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Lifestyle -

MANY peo­ple use over the counter or pre­scrip­tion medicines to re­lieve regular headaches, says South Perth Naturopathic and Herbal Clinic natur­opath Bev­er­ley Ber­tram.

“Con­tin­ued use of th­ese can lead to ad­di­tional prob­lems in­clud­ing liver dam­age, gas­troin­testi­nal in­flam­ma­tion and joint de­te­ri­o­ra­tion,” she said.

“Naturopathic treat­ment of re­cur­rent headaches in­cludes iden­ti­fi­ca­tion and treat­ment of their cause.”

Ms Ber­tram said com­mon causes in­cluded back and neck prob­lems, de­hy­dra­tion, stress, ner­vous ten­sion, si­nus prob­lems, re­pro­duc­tive hor­mone im­bal­ance, food al­ler­gies or in­tol­er­ances, blood sugar fluc­tu­a­tions and liver and di­ges­tive weak­ness.

“Nat­u­ral medicines can as­sist with all the above is­sues, pro­vid­ing last­ing re­lief with­out harm,” she said.

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