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A Migraine can range in severity from debilitating pain accompanied by nausea, vomiting and sensory or visual disturbances.

What to look for

Migraines are the result of tension or stretching of the membranes around the brain and of the blood vessels and muscles of the scalp.


The most common cause for headaches/migraines include alcohol (hangover) and drugs, allergies, dental problems, eyestrain, head injuries,  fever, neck and spine problems including poor posture, depression, anxiety, stress, sinusitis, weather conditions and a poor work environment. Some women experience them as a side effect of the contraceptive pill or hormone replacement therapy. Occasionally it may be due to hypertension, brain tumor, temporal arthritis or aneurysm in the brain.

When to seek further professional advice

Headaches which are worse upon waking up or which cause a person to wake up in the night, coming on suddenly and severely, should be checked by a doctor immediately.

Alternative Treatment

Treatments such as Homeopathy, Chiropractic, Colour Therapy, Macrobiotics, Hypnotherapy, and Alexander Technique are all therapies that will help to alleviate a migraine.

Traditional Treatment

If self help remedies such as relaxation or taking pain killers do not help, a doctor will give the person a general physical examination and may suggest a visit to a neurologist for further tests.

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Author - Body and Mind

Published - 0000-00-00