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6 Vitamins & Supplements for Migraine Relief and Prevention

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]More than 300 million people worldwide suffer from migraines. It’s estimated that nearly 20 million people experience a migraine every day. But, the reason for that migraine could be in your diet. A new preliminarily study by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center found that a good amount of children, teens and young adults who experienced migraines had vitamin D, riboflavin, and coenzyme Q10 deficiencies. Coenzyme Q10 is a natural antioxidant that is similar to a vitamin and can be found in every cell. It helps produce energy to maintain cell growth.Suzanne Hagler, MD was the lead author of the study. She presented the finding at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Headache Society in June 2016. Hagler and her colleagues studied blood samples of 7,420...

When Should You Ice Your Head

When Should You Ice Your Head?

Ice is a great treatment for mild discomfort. The cold temporarily deadens the nerve endings so they do not send pain signals to the brain, or at least the signals aren’t as strong. So, ice is a good alternative to chemical pain relievers that are normally a little slower-acting anyway. Even better, there’s no reason to wear out your arm holding an ice pack up to your aching head. There are many good adjustable ice packs that are specifically designed for this area of the body. These packs also work well on arms, shoulders, knees, and just about anywhere else. Head ice has some other benefits as well, so the aforementioned ice pack should not stay in the back of your freezer and come out only for...

Migraines and Complementary Remedies

Migraines and Complementary Remedies

What Causes Headaches? A headache is a general name for pain or discomfort in the head, scalp, or neck. The most common type of headaches are likely to be caused by tight muscles in the shoulders, neck, scalp, and jaw and are called tension headaches.Factors which might contribute to tension headaches are stress, depression, anxiety, bad posture, staying in one position for a long time, clenching one’s jaw etc. Migraines: Symptoms And Trigger Factors A migraine, on the other hand, is a common type of headache that may occur with symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, or sensitivity to light. In many people, a throbbing pain is felt only on one side of the head.It is believed that a migraine attack begins in the brain and involves nerve pathways and neurotransmitters...