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Migraines and Exercise: The Impact of Physical Activity

By Migraine Relief Center on June 17, 2024

The phrase "have you tried exercise?" is all too familiar to any chronically ill person, including migraine sufferers. Well-meaning friends, family members, and even health professionals often make this suggestion to help combat the pain or discomfort one experiences routinely. So, what about migraines and exercise—do they actually help?

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Tips for Creating a Migraine-Friendly Workplace

By Migraine Relief Center on May 1, 2023

Most people spend the majority of their day at work. Because one in four women and one in sixteen men suffer from migraines, the probability is high that you have employees who are migraineurs — people who get migraines.

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New Research Suggests Link Between Dietary Fiber and Migraines

By Migraine Relief Center on February 15, 2023

We've long known about dietary triggers for migraines. Still, in a spot of good news, research suggests a link between dietary fiber and migraine attacks. A study published in Frontiers of Nutrition shows that lacking dietary fiber could contribute to migraines. 

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Breathing Techniques for Migraine Relief

By Migraine Relief Center on June 29, 2022

How often do you find yourself holding your breath, tensing your neck and back muscles, or grinding your teeth? These and other stress behaviors may contribute to your migraine symptoms, even triggering an attack.

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What Are Tyramine Headaches and How Can You Avoid Them?

By Migraine Relief Center on November 24, 2021

With Turkey Day coming, it seems like a good time to talk about tyramine headaches. Before you become befuddled with your excellent feast, you might want to consult your headache diary to see if you are one of those who are sensitive to tyramine, a chemical produced in foods from the natural breakdown of the amino acid tyrosine.

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Surviving the Holidays With Migraines

By Migraine Relief Center on October 28, 2020

It seems like 2020 has been one giant migraine trigger, doesn't it? Now the holidays are coming, and that can be a significantly stressful time for migraineurs. The last quarter of the year is awash in preparing, spending, traveling, and other challenges; how can you hope to reach January unscathed?

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Does Green Light Therapy Work for Migraines?

By Migraine Relief Center on October 14, 2020

According to the Migraine Research Foundation, around 39 million Americans suffer from migraines. Globally, the number is over one billion. One common trigger for migraine sufferers is photophobia or light sensitivity.

Bright or flashing lights may trigger migraines, particularly in those susceptible to them. So it may surprise you to know that a form of light therapy may prove useful in reducing the number and severity of migraine attacks.

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Tips For Avoiding Migraine Triggers While Wearing A Mask

By Migraine Relief Center on September 24, 2020

Complaints of headaches and migraines are on the rise, but is mask wearing the cause? All the normal triggers for migraines are still with us, while the added stress of the pandemic can account for much of the rest. Still, there is no evidence that wearing a mask causes headaches or migraines, and there is also no evidence that people suffer from reduced oxygen while wearing a mask. 

You can safely follow guidelines for mask-wearing without worrying about increasing the frequency and severity...

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Can You Manage Migraines with Homeopathic Medicine?

By Migraine Relief Center on September 9, 2020

There are several reasons migraineurs choose to manage their migraines with homeopathic treatments instead of prescription or OTC medications. They may dislike the side effects, the prescriptions may be expensive, or they simply want to try what they feel is a more natural approach.

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Binaural Beats and Migraines: What You Need to Know

By Migraine Relief Center on August 27, 2020

Binaural beats are not a new phenomenon in the migraine world, but lately, the concept has gained steam. It's become more mainstream than its earlier 1970s and 1980s incarnation. 

You might see it referred to as BBT, binaural beat technology. Binaural beats are tones set to specific frequencies. These days you can get BBT through a streaming service, on MP3s, or through your smartphone.

The question of the day is whether binaural beats alleviate pain and anxiety. Specifically, will binaural...

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