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Natural Remedies to Heal Your Migraine Pain

By Migraine Relief Center on February 1, 2017

Natural medicines to relieve headache and other pain dates back thousands of years, and plenty of evidence exists that healers in cultures such as ancient Egyptian and Chinese made use of herbs and other plants for this purpose. In spite of the advances in modern medicine, many people prefer to use natural remedies to combat their pain. Some reasons for this are:

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The Connection Between Migraine and Stroke

By Migraine Relief Center on January 25, 2017

Medical science learns more about migraine every day, and one of the findings to come out of recent years is that there is a connection between migraine and stroke, especially an ischaemic or clot-based stroke. While strokes and migraines have some symptoms in common, there’s no indication that the one is caused by the other or vice versa. What has been shown, however, is that the risk of stroke is slightly higher for migraine patients than for non-migraineurs, particularly under certain...

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4 Tips to Reducing Noise and Your migraines

By Migraine Relief Center on January 18, 2017

Migraine sufferers are accustomed to the pain and light sensitivity that accompany attacks. Around 75 percent also experience noise sensitivity, which includes quiet sounds as well as loud. Studies show this affects male and female patients although women are more sensitive to sound. Patients older than 60 years have lower sound sensitivity levels, possibly caused by compromised hearing. Some patients find they lose the ability to hear for the duration of the migraine, while others discover...

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What are Ice Pick Headaches?

By Migraine Relief Center on January 11, 2017

A sudden, stabbing pain in your face or head feels like you'e being attacked with a sharp object. It arrives without warning and is short, sharp and intensely uncomfortable for up to 30 seconds. You've just experienced an "ice pick" headache, and the bad news is that it could recur several times during the day. The official name given to these attacks by the International Headache Society is a Primary Stabbing Headache, and they can occur in migraineurs and non-sufferers alike even when no...

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Can Sleep Quality Improve Migraines?

By Migraine Relief Center on January 4, 2017

Getting enough sleep is important for most people, but for migraineurs the quality of sleep can have as much impact on their wellbeing as the quantity. A 2016 study by an outpatient headache clinic in Taiwan showed a significant association between the quality of the respondents’ sleep and the frequency of their migraines, which indicates that improving the quality of sleep can also reduce patients’ suffering from migraines. Some of the connections between migraine and poor quality sleep...

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How to Navigate New Year's Eve with a Migraine

By Migraine Relief Center on December 28, 2016

Are you dreading New Year’s Eve? Does the thought of all the extra excitement and noise give you visions of pain to come? For many migraine sufferers, the party season is nothing to be celebrated. With many New Year’s Eve parties getting noisier and more frenetic as the evening wears on, this special celebration can end up crossed firmly off the social diary.

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The Migraine Holiday Wish List

By Migraine Relief Center on December 21, 2016

While you’re shopping for everyone else this Christmas, don’t forget to treat yourself to a little something. Especially something that might help you have a pain-free holiday. Migraine sufferers know the dangers of being forced to miss family get-togethers and celebrations with friends, spending their time instead alone in a darkened room. 

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Common Winter Migraine Triggers

By Migraine Relief Center on December 14, 2016

While the association between temperature, changes in temperature, and migraine headaches are not fully understood, around 75% of migraine sufferers cite temperature change as one of their triggers.

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Everything You Need to Know About Hormonal Migraines

By Migraine Relief Center on December 7, 2016

Women’s migraine patterns often have their roots in monthly, hormonal fluctuations, where changes in body chemistry cause imbalances that result in headaches. Many women find headaches are worse either during, before, or just after their periods as it is during this time that estrogen levels dip. Some schools of thought assert that it is not the level of estrogen in the body that causes the headache, but rather the change in the estrogen/progesterone balance. 

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Lighting Adjustments to Help Your Migraines

By Migraine Relief Center on November 30, 2016

We can't function without light, and yet for migraine sufferers bright light can trigger a headache that sends them scurrying to a dark room. Since all types of light can be hazardous to migraineurs, here are a few ways to control the light around you.

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