Below is an excerpt from the summary guidelines if the American Academy of neurology guidelines on migraine therapy. In particular, this discusses the specific natural therapies that have been shown to be of benefit in migraine prophylaxis. I will add over time the specific trials and doses used, but suffice it to say that this… Read More
In the graphic below, you will see how commonly migraine is reported all over the world. Prevalence is a measure of the number of people who have suffered the condition. For migraine, it is as high as 10-16%… More common than people think. And more disabling than most think as well.
I often am told by patients that most friends and family, work mates and school friends don’t understand their migraine headaches. It’s just another headache, they are often told. They need to just relax, stay hydrated and that’s it. In its report on the burden of disease around the world, the World Health Organisation wrote: “These common… Read More
A pilot study of mindfulness shows promise for this type of meditation to improve migraine frequency and severity. Mindfulness is defined as nonjudgmental, moment-to-moment awareness. Pilot studies are in general too small to statistically detect an effect of an intervention (the treatment being studied) on the outcome (the problem being looked at). However, they can… Read More
Many of my headache patients have difficulty being sure how many headaches they have. Most of the time, this is a simple coping reaction – no-one wants to remember what is painful. However, knowing how many headaches you have is very important for deciding whether you need a form of preventative therapy (prophylaxis) as well as… Read More