People who suffer from migraine headaches know true pain. They have felt the throbbing pressure in their skull. They know what it’s like to curl up in a dark room. They also have probably tried every over-the-counter pain medication available to find relief.
Traditional migraine medications can provide temporary relief — but not always. And sometimes the side effects are as bad as the migraine, causing painful rebound headaches.
Here are some alternative therapies that may offer brief migraine relief:
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese holistic treatment method that involves insertion of thin, fine needles into strategic points in your body.
Acupuncture has been used for centuries to treat pain, asthma, menstrual cramps, tendinitis, urinary problems and headaches, as well as many other conditions. Research into the effectiveness of acupuncture on migraines has shown that in some cases it may be effective enough to warrant further study.
In biofeedback, electronic monitors help you learn how to control certain bodily functions, such as heart rate and blood pressure. You can also learn how to relax your muscles to reduce pain. Biofeedback methods have been shown to reduce the duration and frequency of migraines.
A number of studies have looked at different supplements for treating migraine. Positive results have been found for:
- Feverfew (a type of daisy)
- Riboflavin (vitamin B2)
- Coenzyme Q10 (a natural antioxidant)
- Magnesium (a mineral)
Like prescription drugs, all supplements should only be taken under a doctor’s supervision.
TruDenta® for Lasting Migraine Relief
Some chronic head pain is actually caused by an imbalance in the joints, muscles and tendons of the jaw. These imbalances can cause nerve pain that manifests in the neck, face, or head, and is often overlooked as a root cause of chronic headaches. The TruDenta system offered here at Pasadena Pain Management can analyze your bite, how you chew, and the range of motion of your head, neck and jaw to determine if an imbalance is responsible for your headaches.
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