Migraine is a commonplace condition that affects 16 percent of women and 8 percent of men at least once in their lives. Then of course there are those that suffer from debilitating, chronic and acute migraine.
Sometimes an attack is so severe that standard medication has little effect. Medications for migraine also have side effects which deter some sufferers from taking them. Many sufferers turn to alternative forms of therapy.
Acupuncture, an ancient Chinese practice, is found to be effective. The therapy entails the insertion of very fine, solid needles into certain points of the body. The theory behind acupuncture is that these needles, strategically inserted, stimulates the body’s resistance by correcting certain energy imbalances. Acupuncture practitioners suggest that this energy disruption can be corrected to restore physical, mental, and emotional health.
Massage therapy is another alternative that helps to relieve tension and reduce stress. This provides relief by reducing tension in certain muscles in the back of the neck, head and shoulders and also stimulates the blood flow. While the beneficial effects of massage therapy are perceptible, it has not been clinically proven.
Feverfew is a herbal remedy used in the treatment of migraine and headache that has been clinically examined. It brings relief and is well-tolerated and has few, mild side effects. Other herbal remedies are also available that promise relief from migraine headache.
Aromatherapy by smell or application to the skin is believed to encourage relaxation and so bring relief. Lavender, ginger or peppermint oils are thought to relieve tension generated headaches.
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