Treatment for Migraines Without Drugs



There are between 11 million and 20 million people who suffer from migraine headaches on a regular basis.  Some of these individuals are able to get relief by using various medications.

There are some individuals who suffer from migraines but do not get relief from medications – either because they don’t take them, won’t take them or they take them and they don’t work. 

There are some alternatives available and some of them seem to be helping migraine sufferers with even the most intense migraines.  The Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx has found that transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) can help migraine sufferers if they use it at first warning and signs of a migraine headache.  TMS is a portable, handheld, lightweight and rechargeable.

The TMS machines are portable and made for home use.  The American Headache Association is researching further.  Since migraines are thought to be caused by a disturbance in the cortex of the brain, disrupting the brain signals, the TMS machine works to eliminate the disturbances. 

There are other types of treatment that don’t involve medication.  Some of these treatments include acupuncture, regular exercise, avoiding triggers from food or other substances including alcohol, herbs such as feverfew and pine bark, Vitamin C and Vitamin E, and other combinations of vitamins and herbs. 

Migraine headaches continue to be complex and mysterious.  Researchers continue to look for temporary remedies and permanent cures.  They also look for ways to determine what the best way is to do their testing, clinical trials and other research. 

Research has come a long way and will continue to move forward, helping millions of people who have suffered from migraines.  Given enough time there will be more information, more assistance and – hopefully – a cure.


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