Category Archives: Wellbeing

Why do I Have Migraines on the Weekend?

A migraine is wholly unwelcome at any time, but when it always hits just as the weekend starts and ruins your precious time off it’s especially horrible. It’s not just bad luck though, there’s a reason that you might regularly … Continue reading

Gluten Intolerance and Migraines

Firstly, what is gluten intolerance? Gluten intolerance is where the body has a negative reaction to foods containing gluten resulting in symptoms such as diarrhoea, nausea and fatigue. Gluten intolerance affects around one in every twenty people. Celiac disease on … Continue reading

Mindfulness and Migraine Pain Reduction

A study investigating mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) has shown promising results when it comes to reducing the pain felt by migraine sufferers during an attack. The study in question involved eighty-nine adults who had between four and twenty migraine days … Continue reading

Stroke and Migraine: The Differences

Blinding headaches are just one symptom of migraines. Confusingly, and worryingly for anyone who is experiencing one for the first time, a blinding headache is also a key symptom of a stroke. Migraines and strokes are both neurovascular disorders, and … Continue reading

Migraine and Paint Colours – It Matters

It might sound strange, but research has found that the colour you paint your walls can have an effect on your migraine attacks. Healthcare communications agency 11 London, in conjunction with Dulux, TEVA UK, and the National Migraine Centre, worked … Continue reading

How to Get Better Sleep (And Maybe Fewer Migraines?)

When you suffer from migraines, you can easily find that your sleep is disrupted. That is if it is not impossible to get at times! Not only do migraines badly affect sleep, but since not enough (or, conversely, too much) … Continue reading

Can Food Insecurities Lead to Migraines?

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

Migraines and Three DIY Acupressure Points

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.