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Headache & Migraine

Medical marijuana studied for migraine headache

2016-01-18 17:06

Medical marijuana is shown to have a significant effect on migraine headaches, according to results of a new study.

According to the findings, patients given medical marijuana had a clinically and statistically significant drop in the frequency of migraines. They also reported feeling better overall.

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New class of drugs show hope for migraines

2015-06-25 11:45

A new class of drugs is in development that could help people suffering from migraine headaches. The medications work to stop the cascade of events that lead to migraines in the first place.

The medications work to inhibit release of CGRP that is found to be elevated during migraine headache attacks and returns to normal when headaches are resolved.

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Migraine pain relief possible with home remedies

2015-06-09 20:33

Migraines are debilitating and intense headaches that are characterized by pulsating and throbbing pain. Migraine attacks can last for hours, but there are home remedies that may help you prevent the headaches from starting and treat them once they appear. Your lifestyle has a strong impact on your health, so even small changes can help.

Researchers have discovered that exercise is an important part of preventing and treating migraines.

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Migraines often undiagnosed, expert says

2015-04-17 22:13

People who don’t know whether their headache is just a headache or a migraine may be missing out on useful treatments, according to an expert at the American Migraine Foundation (AMF).

AMF chair Dr. David Dodick said, “Migraine is not just a headache, but a neurological disorder that has a wide variety of symptoms and specific treatments.”

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Try Meditation for Migraine?

2015-04-09 16:24

A recent study adds to the slowly growing understanding and appreciation of the impact of meditation for migraine. Here’s what the team at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center discovered, as well as findings of some previous researchers.

If you suffer with migraine, could meditation work for you? Have you ever tried it?

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FDA gives approval to battery powered migraine prevention

2014-03-12 19:14

The FDA has approved the first drug-free nerve stimulator for migraine headache prevention. The manufacturer, CEFALY Technology, made the announcement today in a press release. Migraine sufferers studied were able to reduce their medication use and had less frequent bouts of migraines.

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