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New guidelines offer drug, herbal options for preventing migraine

Migraine-pain
April 24, 2012

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Nancy Garcia
June 15, 2012

The World Health Organization ranks migraine as 19th in the causes of years lived with disability . . . for patients who who do not find relief or cannot tolerate standard treatments, it is believed that electrical stimulation to the occipital nerves (under the scalp, at the back of the head) stimulates release of natural pain-relief chemicals. Occipital nerve stimulation to relieve migraines is approved in Europe and Canada, and has been subject to study in the U.S. as well: http://www.neuromodulation.com/migraine. As About.com notes, “Neurostimulation already has won wide medical acceptance for the management of symptoms of advanced Parkinson’s disease along with such pain conditions as chronic back and leg pain and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).”

abeart AJ
May 18, 2012

Hello writers, I hope you do not just write about migrant disease only, but if possible you should include the causation of disease. thank you

Claude Fly
May 16, 2012

My “laymans” opinion is as follows– I believe most severe headache conditions have a or are the results of a root cause situation in the body that may be fostered by heavy metal exposure and contamination, particularly lead and mercury, and also internal digestive disorders that prevent regular and full bodily waste elimination. Also allergies may be a contributing factor. I speak only by personal experience,and having identified such contamination and gone thru a full heavy metal and internal parasite detox and elimination program that had amazing results— NO MORE HEADACHES!

Dr. Nancy Dadoly
May 6, 2012

The best way to prevent migraines is to learn what triggers them for you and then try to avoid them. If you know that certain foods trigger your migraines, try to avoid them. Some people find that cutting back on caffeine intake or drinking a lot of water can help prevent migraines too.

Nancy Dadoly

Kweecheng
April 26, 2012

great post… I think the pills seem work but we also have to get it early.

Peta Williams
April 25, 2012

I have always struggled with migranes nothing seems to help. The Pills seem to work but only if i get it early.

Marie
May 3, 2012

For me it depend but most of the time when I have some migrames the pills help me a lot !
I can’t leave without them

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