Comparison of the Prophylactic Effect Between Acupuncture and Acupressure on Menstrual Migraine: Results of a Pilot Study

Discussion Results of the pilot study suggest that both VA and AP could be considered as alternative and safe prophylactic interventions for MM. Register ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02592681.
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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ConclusionPsychological distress and neuroticism were more common among people with secondary chronic headache than in the general population. Only a high headache frequency was significantly associated with increased headache disability at baseline and a poor prognosis in the long term.
Source: The Journal of Headache and Pain - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundMigraine is a common and disabling disorder. Fibromyalgia has been shown to be commonly comorbid in patients with migraine and can intensify disability. The aim of this study was to determine if patients with co-morbid fibromyalgia and migraine report more depressive symptoms, have more headache related disability, or report higher intensity of headache as compared to patients with migraine only. Cases of comorbid fibromyalgia and migraine were identified using a prospectively maintained headache database at Mayo Clinic Rochester. One-hundred and fifty seven cases and 471 controls were identified using th...
Source: The Journal of Headache and Pain - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewEpisodic migraine is common. Everyday behavioral patterns are associated with migraine attacks and disability. This paper reviews health behaviors that can be targeted in people with episodic migraine to enhance migraine-related outcomes.Recent FindingsStressful events and perceived stress have demonstrated associations with migraine attack onset among people with episodic migraine. Consistency in daily patterns (eating, sleeping, exercise, and hydration status) is also associated with migraine activity. Sleep deprivation, fatigue, and poor quality sleep have demonstrated relationships with migrain...
Source: Current Pain and Headache Reports - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Migraine is highly prevalent in women and, in addition to the pain component, can be associated with significant disability and loss of productivity. Migraine is often connected to fluctuations in hormones (primarily estrogen), commonly arising in puberty, worsening in perimenopause, and quiescing in late menopause. This Practice Pearl discusses the various types of migraine with respect to hormone fluctuations and details acute as well as preventive treatment.
Source: Menopause - Category: OBGYN Tags: Clinical Corner: NAMS Practice Pearl Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To identify natural subgroups of people with migraine based on profiles of comorbidities and concomitant conditions, hereafter referred to as comorbidities. BACKGROUND: Migraine is a heterogeneous disease. Identifying natural subgroups (endophenotypes) may facilitate biological and genetic characterization and the development of personalized treatment. METHODS: The Chronic Migraine Epidemiology and Outcomes Study is a prospective web-based survey study designed to characterize the course of migraine and related comorbidities in a systematic US sample of people with migraine. Responden...
Source: Headache - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Headache Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe purpose of this review is to evaluate and describe recent and emerging treatment options for episodic migraine.Recent FindingsRecent advances have been made in better understanding the pathophysiology of migraine, which has led to further investigation of potential new pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment options.SummaryA number of new medications are emerging for the acute and preventive treatment of migraine, including CGRP monoclonal antibodies, CGRP receptor antagonists, serotonin 5-HT1F agonists, and PACAP receptor monoclonal antibodies. Additionally, newer studies on existing non...
Source: Current Pain and Headache Reports - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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Source: The Lancet Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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Source: The American Journal of Medicine Supplements - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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Source: Integrative Medicine Research - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
DiscussionResults of the pilot study suggest that both VA and AP could be considered as alternative and safe prophylactic interventions for MM. Register ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02592681.
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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