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You can reduce how many
headaches you get and how bad they are when you do get them. Try
You can try several
things to stop a headache after it starts:
You can do things every day to help prevent headaches:
Other treatments that may
help prevent migraines include:4
Linde K, et al. (2009). Acupuncture for
tension-type headache. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (1).
Linde K, et al. (2009). Acupuncture for migraine
prophylaxis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Haghighi AB, et al. (2010). Cutaneous application of menthol 10% solution as an
abortive treatment of migraine without aura:
A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled,
crossed-over study. International Journal of Clinical Practice, 64(4): 451–456.
Holland S, et al. (2012). Evidence-based guideline update: NSAIDs and other complementary treatments for episodic migraine prevention in adults: Report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Headache Society. Neurology, 78(17): 1346–1353.
June 14, 2013
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
& Andrew Swan, MD, CCFP, FCFP - Family Medicine
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