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Migraine headaches can be debilitating. They can also be eliminated in the vast majority of cases using amino acid therapy.

Managing Migraines

In the vast majority of cases (~85%), migraine headaches are due to an imbalance between serotonin and the catecholamines (i.e., dopamine, norepinephrine and epinephrine). This imbalance can be corrected using amino acid therapy, often without the need for additional testing.

The first step is to do a thorough health history and workup to determine other possible causes for the headaches, including hormone imbalances, nutrient deficiencies, past head or neck trauma, medication or drug use and/or structural abnormalities that may be causing the headaches. If all other causes are ruled out and/or addressed and a person is still experiencing migraines, neurotransmitter imbalance is likely the culprit.

In this case, starting a person on a balanced blend of 5-HTP and tyrosine (ranging from 1:10 to 3:10) and adjusting the dosing every 7-10 days will often resolve the migraine headaches. This can often be achieved within 4-6 weeks.

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