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Migraines Part 1: Simple Preventive Tactics
Published: 11/11/2012

Approximately 28 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches. Migraines are more common in women than in men, and are likely hereditary, as almost half of those suffering with this disorder have family members with a history of migraines.

Characterized by recurring, intense, throbbing pain that is usually limited to one side of the head, migraines begin suddenly in and around the eye or temple, spreading to one or both sides of the head. The pain may be accompanied by loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting or a visual aura. To help prevent migraines without resorting to medications, I suggest: 

  1. Keeping a diary to help you identify your own triggers.
  2. Learning and practicing relaxation techniques regularly.
  3. Trying biofeedback – this training can teach you how to influence autonomic functions in the body and may help alter blood-flow patterns, including those that can cause migraines.

Don’t miss tomorrow’s Daily Tip when we discuss some natural treatments migraine sufferers may want to try.

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