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1. What is included in migraine treatment?
Migraine treatment aims at stopping symptoms and preventing future attacks. Migraine can be treated using medications that fall under two categories, namely, pain-relieving medications and preventive medications. triptans, dihydroergotamines and opioids are the commonly used painkillers.
2. Can I take over-the-counter pain-relieving medicines for migraine headache?
Depending on the type and intensity of your migraine, you may take over-the-counter medications to treat migraine. These include aspirin or ibuprofen. It must be noted that when you take these for too long, it might result in medication-overuse headaches.
3. Is acupuncture useful in treating migraine pain?
Yes, acupuncture may prove to be effective for treating migraines. Acupuncture helps reduce migraines and has long-lasting benefits. Acupuncture seeks to restore the flow of positive energy throughout the body. It stimulates the nerves to release hormones that help relieve migraines.
4. What dietary modifications can help me in managing migraine?
Eating fresh vegetables and whole grains helps prevent migraines. A healthy diet that includes fruits, lean proteins, vegetables, and whole grains will help manage migraines. It is better to avoid eating or drinking anything that triggers your migraine, especially alcohol. Eating carbohydrates with protein or good fat is effective in managing migraines.
5. Can yoga help me in treating migraine?
Yes. Certain specific yoga poses can target stress and tension that contribute to migraines. There are poses that help to boost circulation and improve blood flow the brain. This may reduce the pain or throbbing sensation. The bridge pose, lotus pose, corpse pose and cat stretch are common ones that you can try out.