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Archive for the 'Feverfew' Category

Feverfew and ginger treat migraine

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

The drug class, triptans is considered the “gold standard” of migraine therapy. Yet, they have limitations and many patients are seeking other therapeutic alternatives.

Researchers in the US studied feverfew + ginger for treating attacks of migraine early during the mild headache phase. (more…)

Reviewing non-pharmacological options to prevent migraine

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

At the University of Turin, in Italy, researchers reviewed the evidence.

And contributors to the US Headache Consortium tell us why it’s important. (more…)

Little evidence supports CAM for childhood headaches

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Dr. Stewart Tepper from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio reports that “parents frequently ask healthcare professionals to provide ‘natural’ migraine care for their children.” (more…)

Foods and supplements to help manage migraine

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

Reviewers from The New York Headache Center concluded, “The identification of food triggers, with the help of food diaries, is an inexpensive way to reduce migraine headaches.”

Here’s their list of triggers and treatments. (more…)

CAM for migraine in children

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

Parents frequently ask healthcare professionals to provide “natural” migraine care for their children, says Dr. Stewart Tepper at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio.

Here’s what we know… and more. (more…)

What not to take before surgery

Friday, January 9th, 2009

OK, you’re scheduled for surgery, and you take herbals.

Does your surgeon know what you take?

Be smart. If you use any of the herbals on this list, tell your surgeon.


Magnesium to prevent migraine?

Monday, August 21st, 2006

Here’s a quote to consider. “From beta-blockers to magnesium [Mg], — serendipity has guided migraine research. We may seem to have come a long way but migraine therapeutics, particularly preventive or prophylactic therapy, remains purely empirical.”

OK, what is the status of using magnesium to prevent migraine?