American Migraine Foundation: Complementary Migraine Therapy Options 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.
American Migraine Foundation: Effect of Exercise on Migraine
Regular exercise can reduce the frequency and intensity of headaches and migraine attacks. When one exercises, the body releases endorphins, which are the body’s natural painkillers.
Cluster Headache Support Group: Alternative Migraine Therapy Options
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
U.S. Pain Foundation: Complementary Migraine Therapy
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.
Migraine.com: Complementary and Alternative Migraine Therapy
Many people find that complementary therapies ease their migraine symptoms. Some therapies may also reduce the frequency of attacks.
Explore a series of articles from MigraineAgain about complementary therapies for the mind and body.
National Headache Foundation: Webinars- Non-Prescription Migraine Therapy
Many patients and parents are concerned about possible side effects of prescription medications used for migraine. This NHF webinar focuses on OTC and nutraceutical options and discusses the pros and cons of their use.