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3 Migraine Blogs That We Absolutely Love

Reading migraine blogs is a great way to learn, pick up tips and tricks, find new resources, and feel like part of a community. There’s a fairly big online community for migraine sufferers (who sometimes call themselves Migraineurs), with plenty of fantastic migraine blogs to choose from. Here are three of our favorite migraine blogs. The [...]

2017-04-11T15:33:33-07:00April 24th, 2017|Tags: , , , |5 Comments

6 Quick And Easy Migraine Diet Tips To Reduce Pain

A migraine can be an intense event that can ruin a whole day or even a week. It can be a chronic condition that you have to manage for most of your life, too. Throbbing pain in the head is the classic symptom of this disorder, but it is also known to be accompanied by [...]

2017-03-11T18:22:46-07:00April 3rd, 2017|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on 6 Quick And Easy Migraine Diet Tips To Reduce Pain

Occipital Nerve Stimulation, And 5 More New Migraine Treatments

Everyone will experience a headache at some point in their life. For those who suffer from migraines, however, the pain can be debilitating. For the 36 million people in the U.S. who suffer from migraines, relief can be hard to come by. Traditional pain relievers typically offer no relief and more potent medications, like opioids, are [...]

2017-03-10T18:28:01-07:00March 27th, 2017|Tags: , , |3 Comments

Can Stress Cause Headaches? Absolutely

Everybody experiences stress—it’s a natural physical reaction and can sometimes be beneficial—but long-term, chronic stress significantly impacts a person’s health and can lead to serious health consequences. Can stress cause headaches then? Absolutely. How can stress cause headaches?  Stress is a fight-or-flight reaction triggered by situations the mind considers threatening or beyond its control. Instinctually, [...]

2016-12-13T13:45:55-07:00December 26th, 2016|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Migraine Symptoms May Be Linked To Childhood Trauma

More and more research is being conducted that analyzes the effects of childhood trauma on adult health. Childhood trauma is defined as a life event that threatens the safety of the child or their caregivers. It can either be acute or chronic in nature. Typical symptoms from a traumatic event include reduced ability to concentrate, [...]

2016-10-24T14:01:54-07:00June 29th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Migraine Symptoms May Be Linked To Childhood Trauma

Migraines Heighten Risk Of These 5 Health Problems

Migraines, the debilitating headaches that affect as much as 15% of the general population, do more than cause excruciating pain—they’ve also been linked to a slew of other health issues. Migraine sufferers who experience auras, visual disturbances that sometimes signal an impending attack, are especially predisposed to these related conditions, according to Prevention magazine. Part [...]

2016-10-24T14:03:25-07:00June 5th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Migraines Heighten Risk Of These 5 Health Problems

Understanding Body Pathways Is Key To Future Pain Treatments

“Pain is a disease,” says pediatrician and anesthesiologist Elliot Krane, who works at Stanford University’s Packard Children’s Hospital. Krane’s take is different from the prevailing mindset that pain is instead a symptom of another underlying condition. In fact, about 10% of patients with serious conditions, such as cancer, infections, or problems requiring operations, experience persistent [...]

2016-10-24T14:04:43-07:00September 17th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Understanding Body Pathways Is Key To Future Pain Treatments

The Science of Herbal and Supplemental Medicine

By Ted Swing, Ph.D. Herbal medicines have thousands of years of history in cultures around the world. Other types of supplemental medicines make use of naturally occurring chemicals and extracts. Today, these treatments re main widely used for a variety of conditions, including conditions causing chronic pain. These treatments are regarded by the US Food [...]

2016-10-24T14:05:24-07:00October 8th, 2013|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on The Science of Herbal and Supplemental Medicine