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Things to Know About Migraines with Aura

Migraines with Aura: What you need to know There are certain occasions when individuals experience excruciating headache pain following certain strange symptoms. These debilitating symptoms consist of dizziness, sensitivity to light, ringing in your ears, and even phantom zigzag lines. That is not to say that all headaches initially experience this; in fact, only Migraines with Aura feel these symptoms….read more →

Understanding your Headache Pain

The Pain Behind your Headaches Let’s face it – everyone suffers headaches, and wants to avoid them as much as possible. It’s not just the physical pain that they complain about, but also the mental and financial affects that stem from these headaches. The Physical Pain Explained When you suffer a headache, several areas of your head may be painful…read more →

Self-Massage Tips for Headache Relief

Massage has numerous benefits that can help with stress, pain, arthritis, anxiety, and headaches. Since headaches can be caused by excessive stress, enjoying a massage can be both a preventive and  palliative treatment for headaches and migraines. But a massage session with a professional massage therapist may not be possible for many reasons, such as time, location, or a lack…read more →

Introducing Cefaly; the First FDA-approved Device for Migraines

Introducing Cefaly for Migraines Migraines are considered the worst type of headache because of the severity of the symptoms involved with each attack – intense throbbing or pulsing pain in one side of the head, nausea and vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to lights and noises, among others. Those who suffer from migraines understandably anticipate and appreciate any effective prevention and…read more →

Focus on Prevention of Migraines

With a migraine attack, even the smallest movement of your little toe can seem to cause great pain. Migraines are famous for making activities like shaving, bathing, and even combing your hair hurt like heck! In reality, however, the pain is all in your head – literally. Shift in Focus Scientists are shifting their focus from treating migraine attacks to…read more →

Why and What of Complementary Migraine Treatments

Migraines are considered the worst type of headache. Fortunately, these severe headaches can be effectively managed with the right combination of medications, lifestyle changes, and complementary treatments. Of all these treatment options, the wide range of complementary treatments is gaining traction among migraine patients for good reasons. These options are natural (i.e., non-drug) and, thus, with less side effects and…read more →

Weather Triggers and Migraine Headaches

Have you noticed that many of your migraine headache attacks are related to weather conditions? This is not surprising – in a National Headache Foundation survey, 3 out of 4 respondents reported weather as one of their migraine triggers. Fortunately, while the weather is something that no ordinary mortal can control, you can still control the coping mechanisms. What Are…read more →

Come Read And Get To Know Cluster Headaches

Cluster headaches may be the least common type of headache – tension headaches and migraines beat it to the punch – with a prevalence of less than 1 in 1,000 persons but it is just a pain in the neck, so to speak. Medical Definition In medical circles, cluster headaches refer to headaches that recur over a period wherein the…read more →

Drinking Tea, Chasing Away Headaches

Let’s learn a lesson or two from the British. During times of stress, aches and even injury, the British usually put the kettle on, bring the teabags out, and enjoy the healing effects of a cup of tea. Scientific Support The British fascination – many will call it obsession – with afternoon tea has now gained scientific support. Tea has…read more →

Relax the Mind and Body with Yoga, Fight Headaches

Stress is one of the most common causes of headaches, thus, the apparent increase in the number of headache sufferers; modern life is filled with physical and mental stress the likes of which our ancestors have not experienced. Fortunately, there are many ways successfully manage stress from adopting relaxation techniques to getting at least 7 hours of restful sleep every…read more →