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What are alternative treatments for migraines and headaches?

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Medicines can ease migraines and other types of headaches, but people often use complementary and alternative treatments to get relief. Stress is known to lead to some of the most common types of headaches, including migraines and tension headaches. So scientists have studied alternative treatments aimed at stress reduction, such as biofeedback and relaxation, and found that they work well for some people. Some people get relief from nontraditional headache treatments, including acupuncture, massage, herbs, and diets, but others don't.

SOURCES:

Sun-Edelstein, C. , June 2009. Clin J Pain

Mauskop, A. , August 2012. Continuum

Lipton, R.B. , December 2004. Neurology

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on October 02, 2018

SOURCES:

Sun-Edelstein, C. , June 2009. Clin J Pain

Mauskop, A. , August 2012. Continuum

Lipton, R.B. , December 2004. Neurology

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on October 02, 2018

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