Many people suffer from chronic headache pain, despite a wide variety of treatment options. Those who find relief through drugs often must deal with negative side effects. Complementary and alternative medicines, or CAM therapies, are increasingly being considered by those who cannot find symptom relief elsewhere.

Seventy-three severe headache patients at an outpatient head/neck pain clinic in New York were recently interviewed about their knowledge, use, and opinions about CAM. Researchers found that 85% of the patients used some form of alternative therapy for their headaches, and 60% claimed the therapies benefited their pain. Nearly 90% of the sufferers thought some form of CAM treatment would be effective for headache pain. The following represent some of the most-used CAM therapies for headache, based on patient response:

  • massage (42%);
  • exercise (30%);
  • acupuncture (19%);
  • chiropractic (15%); and
  • herbs (15%).

If you suffer from headaches or other conditions that don't respond adequately to standard medical care, consider some form of CAM therapy. Be careful, however, as not all forms of alternative therapy are proven safe or effective. Research any form of treatment before you consider using it, and ask your doctor of chiropractic about its validity.


Von Peter S, Ting W, Scrivani S, et al. Survey on the use of complementary and alternative medicine among patients with headache syndromes. Cephalagia 2002:22, pp. 395-400.

MyHealth Care Centre is rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 134 reviews from around the Web.
I have been visiting the clinic for Prenatal massages and it is amazing. Highly recommend Jonathan Leung, he is very knowledgeable and professional.
Very knowledgeable and caring , my therapist took time to make you feel better i would highly recommending...
I've been a patient at the Streetsville Clinic for several years with a complex ankle issue several other specialists did not understand. Dr. Evelyn Lock has...

Subscribe to Promotions

Online Reviews

We want to be the best clinic in town, let us help you achieve better health. See what our clients have to say about it.


Our Team

Our goal is to provide the best functional therapy to help you live a healthy and balanced lifestyle.



We want to understand the underlying cause for your imbalance or dysfunction causing poor health.



We want you to understand your health so that you can achieve better function.


Book Online

Getting healthy takes time, we can help you achieve it. Our team is available any time just click to book.



Streetsville - Mississauga

317 Queen St South
Mississauga, ON
L5M 1M3


Book Online

Port Credit

Port Credit - Mississauga

137 Queen St East
Mississauga, ON
L5G 1N1


Book Online


Etobicoke Join Our Team

Do you want to focus on your patients, or would you like to have more free time? We can help you grow your clinic.

Contact Us


Oakville Join Our Team

We are looking for a clinics that focus on integrated rehab and manual therapy! Quality approach to therapy is a must, join our team effort.

Contact Us