In 1939, Mr Charles E. Rhein reported to Dr Alvarez that he had successfully treated people suffering with severe migraine attacks by giving them pure oxygen to breathe.
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We know that sleep – how much we get, and what kind of quality the sleep is – plays a big role in migraine onset and control. It’s often cited that lack of sleep, too much sleep, or a change … Continue reading
The majority of migraines sufferers do not experience migraines with aura, but around 25% of migraine sufferers do. A migraine aura usually lasts less than an hour, and commonly involves (with 99% of aura sufferers experiencing it) visual disturbances such … Continue reading
Vitamin B2, or riboflavin to give it it’s official name, is a vitamin which is vitally important when it comes to keeping the body functioning normally. Not only does it help to produce red blood cells and antibodies, but it … Continue reading
When you’re feeling nauseous, one of the last things you want to do is to eat. It may sound odd, but actually it can be one of the most helpful things you can do.
Researchers have analysed cross-sectional, nationally representative data of young American adults aged 24 to 32 and found that those who are concerned that they will run out of food due to money problems (those who are “food insecure”) are more … Continue reading
Since 2009, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has had a fragrance-free policy in place in all of its offices. If you are a migraine sufferer who finds that strong smells are one of your migraine triggers … Continue reading
One of the worst things to wake up to has to be a migraine. Talk about a bad start to the day! But why is waking up to a migraine so common? What are the links that we know of … Continue reading
Acupressure and acupuncture are closely related. Both involve stimulating pressure points along energy lines which run through the body. Both practices stem from ancient Chinese culture. Importantly, both are also used as an alternative treatment for migraine.
Pharmaceutical company Novartis specifically developed a Migraine Care programme for its Swiss-based staff and family members. They analysed the impact of the programme on participants’ management of their migraine conditions after a period of six months.