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1. What is included in migraine treatment?
Treating migraines include a variety of medication. These include pain relievers like aspirin or ibuprofen. There are also triptans such as sumatriptan and rizatriptan which block pian pathways to the brain. Other medicines include dihydroergotamine, opioid medications and anti-nausea drugs.
2. Can I take over-the-counter pain-relieving medicines for migraine headache?
Yes, there are a few over-the-counter drugs you can take to relieve your migraine. These include ibuprofen and aspirin.
3. Is acupuncture useful in treating migraine pain?
A study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal has revealed that acupuncture helps reduce the number of days you suffer from migraines. Participants who received traditional acupuncture treatment reported a decrease in migraine intensity, frequency and time duration.
4. What dietary modifications can help me in managing migraine?
The Dietary Guidelines of America has set out guidelines about the food people with migraine should eat. These include: 1. Whole grains: 50% of your food should be rich in fibre and vitamins; 2. Vegetables: 50% of your intake should be vegetables and fruits; and 3. Reduce caffeine intake: limit caffeine to once or twice a day or a maximum of 250 mg for a 24-hour period.
5. Can yoga help me in treating migraine?
Yes, a 2014 study has revealed that people who do yoga along with their treatment see a reduction in migraine frequency as it improves blood flow to the brain. Child pose, bridge pose, corpse pose and downward facing pose are all known to increase blood flow.