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Migraine Headaches

Migraines are recurrent neurovascular (pertaining to the brain’s blood vessels) headaches. They may last from 4 to 72 hours. They may happen only once or twice a year, or as often as daily.

There are two categories: (1) without aura (common migraine), and (2) with aura (preceded by visual or sensory aura).

How Common Is It?
What Causes It?
What Are the Symptoms?
How Is It Diagnosed?
Conventional Treatment
Natural Treatment
What Should You Do Next?

How Common Is Migraine Headache?

You're at a higher risk if you have a family history of migraines.

What Causes a Migraine?


Migraine Symptoms

Symptoms may include:

Remissions often occur in pregnancy and menopause.


How Is Migraine Diagnosed?


Conventional Treatment for Migraine Headaches

Conventional treatments are primarily migraine medications such as NSAIDS, beta-blockers, tricyclic antidepressants (amitriptyline), ergotamine derivatives, and SSRIs (sumatriptan).


Natural or Alternative Migraine Treatment

Treatment Overview

These treatments should only be undertaken with supervision of a physician who practices nutritional medicine.

Lifestyle

Stress reduction and relaxation may help.

Dietary

The following foods may trigger migraines:

Nutritional Supplements

Botanical (Herbal) Medicine

Several herbs are helpful in the treatment and prevention of this type of headache:

Homeopathy

Homeopathy targeted to the individual can be essential in the treatment of migraines.


What Should You Do Next?

The doctors at The Connecticut Center for Health are quite experienced in how to treat migraine headaches.

If you would like to learn more about natural medicine approaches to migraine headache, contact one of our clinics for a free consultation or an appointment.

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