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American Migraine Foundation: Complementary Therapies and Coping Tools

Though we’re lucky there are two FDA-approved acute Migraine treatment medications for children now, the options are still quite limited. Most parents still need to utilize complementary remedies and coping strategies to help their children who live with Migraine disease.

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American Migraine Foundation: Effect of Exercise on Migraine

Regular exercise can reduce the frequency and intensity of headaches and migraines. When one exercises, the body releases endorphins, which are the body’s natural painkillers.

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Cluster Headache Support Group: Alternative Therapies

Alternative therapies are those treatments that fall outside of conventional health care. These treatments may include traditional healing practices, recreational drugs, or simply new ideas that have yet to pass the scrutiny of scientific study.

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Dawn Buse, PhD: Relaxation Audio Files

Dr. Dawn Buse, a licensed clinical and health psychologist, uses biobehavioral techniques to help chronic headache and migraine patients.

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American Massage Therapy Association: Tackling Migraine Head On

Nobody likes to be in pain, and for people who suffer from migraines, pain can be debilitating, disrupting both their personal and professional lives. Whether migraine hits once in a while or on a regular basis, finding relief—preferably relief that can be counted on—is a top priority.

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Michigan Headache & Neurological Institute: Physical Therapy and Migraine Headaches

Where does physical therapy fit into the management of migraine headaches? The answer depends on the individual headache sufferer, as there is a wide range of clinical presentations in patients with migraine headache.

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Migraine.com: Natural Remedies

Natural remedies, also referred to as nutraceuticals, have been used for many centuries for a range of ailments. Some have been shown to help with migraine.

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National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: What Science Says About Complementary Health Approaches for Headache

In general, the complementary approaches discussed in this fact sheet have good safety records. However, that doesn’t mean that they’re risk-free for everyone.

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National Headache Foundation: Biofeedback Training Techniques

Biofeedback teaches individuals to control functions of their autonomic (involuntary) nervous system. These functions include heart rate, blood pressure, skin temperature, muscle tension, and brainwave activity.

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U.S. Pain Foundation: Complementary Therapies

There are so many therapies that have the potential to lower our pain or, at the very least, help us find balance and calm in the midst of chaos. Here is a list of some complementary therapies that may be worth looking into.

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Migraine.com: Complementary and Alternative Therapies

Many people find that complementary therapies ease their migraine symptoms. Some therapies may also reduce the frequency of attacks.

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MigraineAgain: Mind-Body

Explore a series of articles from MigraineAgain about complementary therapies for the mind and body.

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National Headache Foundation: Webinars- Non-Prescription Therapies

Many patients and parents are concerned about possible side effects of the prescription medications used for migraine, so the NHF focused on OTC and nutraceutical options and discuss the pros and cons of their use.

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