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Mental Health – Migraines & Headaches

Magnetic Therapy for Migraine

Posted February 4, 2014

A new type of treatment called the ‘Transcranial magnetic stimulation’ (TMS) has been approved by the National Institute for Health Care and Excellence (NICE) for use in migraine patients. It can be used irrespective of whether the person suffers from aura or not. (Aura refers to certain symptoms that the person experiences before the migraine attack). It may be used to treat a migraine attack once it has started, or to prevent in patients who suffer from recurrent attacks.

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Adding cognitive behavioral therapy to treatment of pediatric migraine improves relief of symptoms

Posted December 30, 2013

Among children and adolescents with chronic migraine, the use of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) resulted in greater reductions in headache frequency and migraine-related disability compared with headache education, according to a study appearing in JAMA.

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Migraine headaches may be caused by this vitamin deficiency

Posted December 11, 2013

Research shows that vitamin D deficiency is common in patients with headaches and chronic migraine. During a presentation at the 2008 meeting of the American Headache Society, Dr. Ryan Wheeler explained that over 40% of patients with chronic headaches and migraines were Vitamin D deficient. Since headaches are among the most common complaints encountered in neurology practice, it is wise to investigate the cause and possible treatments.

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Acupuncture for migraine

Posted December 9, 2013

The central analgesic mechanism of acupuncture for migraine remains poorly understood. Acupuncture has been shown to become a recommended treatment for migraine sufferers. However, a single acupuncture stimulus cannot be indicative of the cumulative effects of acupuncture treatment.

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Migraine Attacks Shortened by Diamine Oxidase Supplements

Posted October 2, 2013

Preventive treatment with diamine oxidase (DAO), an enzyme that degrades histamine, significantly shortened the duration of migraine attacks and trended toward reducing the number of episodes.

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Eliminate headaches fast with these five herbs

Posted August 30, 2013

Almost everyone has experienced at least one or two headaches in a lifetime. Some have to put up with several headaches over time, especially those who experience migraine or cluster headaches. Migraine headaches are often debilitating with their intensity. They also often have other symptoms to accompany the painful head throbbing, such as intense nausea and dizziness. But most headaches arise from muscular and nervous tension.

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Four fast and effective natural remedies for headaches and migraines

Posted July 30, 2013

Headaches. They are day-killers. You can’t concentrate at work and you can’t get anything done at home. All you can do is suffer until it goes away. More than 30 million Americans suffer from migraines – or one person in some 25 percent of U.S. households – and three out of four of them are women. But if you’re not into ibuprofen, Tylenol, Bayer or any of the other multitudes of over-the-counter remedies for keeping headaches and migraines at bay – because you care about what you put into your body – don’t sweat it.

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Banish and prevent your migraines simply by taking magnesium: Research

Posted July 8, 2013

Although migraines usually involve severe headaches, migraine attacks are not just headaches. There are two basic types of migraines: With aura and without aura. Both types often produce symptoms of nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and noise.

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Acupressure Wristband Relieves Migraine Nausea

Posted June 28, 2013

Nausea is one of the most debilitating symptoms of migraine and affects 80 percent of migraine suffers in the United States. Leading headache physician, Dr. Zoltan Medgyessy of the Berolina Clinic in Lohne, Germany demonstrated in a trial that pressure to the P6 antiemetic point on the inner wrist with an acupressure wristband is an effective and quick therapy for relieving nausea of migraine sufferers.

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One Herbal Remedy Helps Prevent Migraine

Posted June 26, 2013

Numerous prescription medications are recommended for the prevention and treatment of migraine, but many migraine sufferers would like to have a natural preventive or treatment option a well. A new review and several previous studies indicate there is one herbal remedy that helps prevent migraine, and you may have never heard of it.

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