Acupuncture Treatment For Migraine - Severe Headache Problem

What is migraine?

Migraine is a neurological disease involving nerve alleyway and brain chemicals. Migraine headaches are not typical headaches. Migraines are painful, persistent and relentless headaches. These symptoms can predate or be followed by sensory warnings. Migraines can occur as a pattern of sensory disruptions followed by a severe headache that often appears on one side of the head. Migraine mostly affects the people of 15 to 55 years. Sometimes sufferers experience warning symptoms before the start of the migraine headache.

What are the treatments for migraines?

Migraine treatments can help prevent associated symptoms and future attacks. Most common and effective migraine treatments are:

  • Acupuncture: it can provide long term results without any side effects.
  • Herbs: America Academy of Neurology says that herb butterbur can prevent migraines because it encourages healthy blood flow in the brain.
  • Relaxation techniques: restorative yoga may help mitigate symptoms. Massage can calm shoulder and neck spasms. Tai Chi massage increases body awareness and make it easy to diagnose and treat an oncoming headache.
  • Supplements: recent studies suggest that supplements are effective for preventing migraines. CoQ10 and Riboflavin 400mg reduce migraines probably in 3 months.
  • Ice packs: cold packs are effective to stop migraine pain because ice is an anti inflammatory.

What are the medications for migraine treatment?

  • Pain relief medications: pain relieving medications are also called abortive medications. These drugs are taken during migraine attacks. These are designed to stop symptoms. These medications include Pain Relievers (aspirin, ibuprofen or acetaminophen help mitigate mild migraines), Triptans (block pain pathways in the brain and inhibit the blood vessels to relieve pain), Ergots (caffeine and ergotamine combination drugs), Anti-Nausea Medications, Opioid Medications and Glucocorticoids.
  • Preventive medications: these medications are taken routinely on a daily basis to reduce frequency or severity of migraines. Preventive medications are prescribed when you have more attenuate attacks in a month, if attacks last more than 12 hours and if pain medications are not providing relief. These medications include cardiovascular drugs, antidepressants, anti seizure drugs, onabotulinumtoxinA and non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs.

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