Tell us a little about more about migraines?
A. A Migraine isn’t just a bad headache – they are a neurological disease – like epilepsy that can be completely debilitating.
B. The symptoms can last between 4 and 72 hours- 90% of sufferers are unable to work or function normally during an attack.
C. In adults, almost three times as many women as men suffer from migraines because of a drop in estrogen levels.
What are some of the other causes migraine sufferers should be careful of?
A. Foods – Aged cheeses, salty and processed foods
B. Skipping meals or fasting
C. Food additives – monosodium glutamate. Artificial sweeteners
D. Alcohol, especially wine, and caffeinated beverages
F. Bright lights and sun glare
What can you do if you get a migraine?
A. For a mild headache you can take aspirin, Tylenol, Advil, Aleve or Excedrin
B. But medication can only reduce the symptoms – it cannot cure the problem.
C. Acupressure, squeezing between the thumb and index finger can reduce the symptoms
Can migraines be cured?
A. Traditional Western medicine hasn’t found a cure – but acupuncture has been used for 3,000 years and can cure 80% of patients with migraines
B. People who have suffered with migraines for 20-30 years can finally find relief
How many treatments does it usually take?
A. Most patients only require 3-5 treatments and they can end a lifetime of suffering.
B. The treatments aren’t painful – the acupuncture needles are only as thick as a human hair
C. There are no drugs and no side effects
What else can you treat with acupuncture?
Low back pain
Allergies – both sinus and food allergies
Originally posted abc15.com