Cupping is a practice which has become ‘trendy’ in recent years, but it’s an ancient form of alternative medicine which has been around for a very long time. In fact, the first recorded use of cupping dates back to around … Continue reading
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Guy’s and St Thomas headache centre has been trialling a small portable machine which can be used at home as a treatment for migraines.
Cannabidol oil (CBD), as the name might suggests, can be found in cannabis from the marijuana plant. This might suggest that it’s not something which should ever be used to treat medical conditions – given that it comes from an … Continue reading
Although Botox is most commonly thought of as a cosmetic surgery treatment designed to smooth out wrinkles, for some migraine sufferers it is their treatment of choice for reducing the number of migraine attacks they experience.
If you’re hoping to start a family, suffering from migraines shouldn’t be something to hold you back. Having said that, the idea of going without your migraine medication is an idea that would fill most migraine sufferers with dread. Unfortunately, … Continue reading
According to a study recently published in the Journal of Child Neurology, children who experience migraines with an aura are more likely (than those children who experience migraine without aura) to have at least one thrombotic risk factor.
According to a recent study, women who suffer with migraines have a significantly reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The study also discovered that, in the years before a diabetes diagnosis, the frequency of migraines decreased.
If you’re not sure whether what you have is a migraine or a headache, then this handy checklist should help. Although, everyone’s headaches and migraines are a bit different, hopefully these general guidelines will be a means of differentiating a … Continue reading
The placebo effect is a well-known phenomenon among the medical community. In essence it is where a non-therapeutic pill (such as a sugar pill with no medicinal properties) is given to a patient, after which the patients symptoms improve and … Continue reading
Changing levels of oestrogen, the female sex hormone, has long been linked to migraine attacks in women; but now it has been discovered that high levels of oestrogen in men has the effect of more frequent and intense migraine attacks. … Continue reading