• Cheam, Worcester Park and Selsdon, Surrey

The Chocolate Migraine Lie!

It is the Migraine Trust’s migraine awareness week, so join us as we combat some of the myths and explain how we may be able to help manage your migraine and headaches.

A migraine is a complex neurological condition, which can affect the whole body and result in many symptoms, sometimes without a headache at all, but what really causes them?

Recent research suggests that chocolate and other cravings experienced before a migraine attack are, in fact, just an indication that a migraine has already started. Migraines are now thought to be caused by fluctuations in hormone levels which can be triggered by changes in sleep patterns, stress levels and eating habits among other things.


At Avenue Health our practitioners can help to prevent migraine attacks from happening in the first place.


Female Migrane
Nuala Price, our acupuncturist, uses traditional techniques to stimulate the nerves located in muscles and other tissues to provide pain relief and increase blood flow in and around the brain. This process, which involved the insertion of fine needles, can also alleviate the individual underlying imbalances that can contribute to a person’s recurrent migraine attacks.

Traditional acupuncture is a tried and tested system of healthcare which has been used in China and other eastern cultures for thousands of years to restore, promote and maintain good health. It aims to treat the root cause of a condition and promote long-term wellness rather than just alleviating symptoms. Research has shown that traditional acupuncture can be very beneficial in the treatment of a migraine as it tends to lessen the frequency and severity of attacks. NICE (the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) recommends acupuncture for headaches and migraine.


At Avenue Health, our qualified osteopaths will treat you using a variety of techniques to relieve muscle tension and restricted joints, both of which are important factors in helping to prevent the frequency and severity of migraine attacks. Osteopaths believe that if your body is functioning correctly, your hormone balance will be maintained and you will be less likely to suffer from a migraine. Research has also shown that osteopaths can help with the prevention of a migraine and other types of headaches.

We are offering 50% off your first acupuncture treatment in September.
1 hour for £33
(Normal price £66)

Call 020 8395 1177 to book an appointment with Nuala Price.
Quote: September Offer

Only valid for appointments taken in September 2016

If you are unsure about which type of headache you are experiencing, why not pop along to Avenue Health for a consultation with one of our osteopaths? For £20 you can have a 30-minute initial consultation which includes a full assessment, a diagnosis of your type of headache, and a recommended treatment plan to help relieve your symptoms.

Migraine Awareness Week 2016
4th – 10th September

Migraine Awareness Week (MAW) is an annual campaign to draw attention to migraine, educate the public and reduce stigma. For more information visit the dedicated
Migraine Awareness Week page to learn more.

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