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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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Conclusion Chronic pain is common among the Canadian population and is associated with substantial disability. Results demonstrated that GAD is prevalent among chronic pain conditions, and comorbidity is associated with greater pain severity. GAD in the context of migraines, in particular, may represent an important treatment target to reduce disability.
Source: Journal of Anxiety Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Abstract Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic pain disorder characterized by widespread pain and associated with unspecific symptoms. So far, no laboratory tests have been validated. The aim of the present study was to investigate the presence in saliva of potential diagnostic and/or prognostic biomarkers which could be useful for the management of FM patients. Specifically, the salivary profile of FM patients was compared with those of healthy subjects, subjects suffering migraine (model of non-inflammatory chronic pain), and patients affected by rheumatoid arthritis (model of inflammatory chronic pain). For proteomics...
Source: Journal of Proteomics - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Tags: J Proteomics Source Type: research
Publication date: April 2018 Source:Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, Volume 50 Author(s): Wei Li, Xiaojun Diao, Chunfu Chen, Congcong Li, Yingbo Zhang, Yingying Li The incidence of migraine is higher in women than in men. Abnormality of the hypothalamus-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis is believed to be implicated in the pathogenesis of migraine. The aim of this study was to detect serum hormone levels in the HPG axis of migraineurs and analyze the relationship between the hormone levels and migraine-related clinical characteristics. One hundred and nineteen migraineurs were enrolled. Serum FSH, LH, estradiol, progesterone, ...
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
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Source: Nursing Comments - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Food Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSIONS: Items that assess headache-related disability, use of combination medications, and fear of pain help identify patients who are currently overusing acute headache medications and may serve as indicators of treatment progress. Future studies should apply similar analytic approaches longitudinally to identify headache sufferers at risk for medication-overuse headache prior to headache progression. PMID: 29520765 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Headache - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Headache Source Type: research
ConclusionsResults from these qualitative interviews indicate that mind and body CBT‐HA relaxation skills emerged as popular and effective based on patient and parent report. Future research examining the effectiveness of streamlined pediatric migraine nonpharmacological interventions should include these patient‐preferred skills.
Source: Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Research Submissions Source Type: research
Migraine is a common medical condition, affecting as many as 37 million people in the US. It is considered a systemic illness, not just a headache. Recent research has demonstrated that changes may begin to occur in the brain as long as 24 hours before migraine symptoms begin. Many patients have a severe throbbing headache, often on only one side of the head. Some people are nauseated with vomiting. Many are light sensitive (photophobic) and sound sensitive (phonophobic), and these symptoms can persist after the pain goes away. There are a variety of migraine subtypes with symptoms that include weakness, numbness, visual c...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Drugs and Supplements Headache Health Migraines Pain Management Source Type: blogs
ConclusionCluster headache sufferers who were never exposed to tobacco (personal or secondary as a child) appear to present uniquely compared to the tobacco exposed subgroup. The tobacco exposed clinical phenotype appears to have a more severe syndrome based on attack frequency, cycle duration, and headache related disability. Tobacco exposure is associated with cluster headache chronification. The nonexposed subtype appears to have an earlier age of onset, higher rate of familial migraine, and less circadian periodicity and daytime entrainment, suggesting a possible different underlying pathology than in the tobacco exposed sub‐form.
Source: Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Research Submissions Source Type: research
ConclusionsItems that assess headache‐related disability, use of combination medications, and fear of pain help identify patients who are currently overusing acute headache medications and may serve as indicators of treatment progress. Future studies should apply similar analytic approaches longitudinally to identify headache sufferers at risk for medication‐overuse headache prior to headache progression.
Source: Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Research Submissions Source Type: research
ConclusionsTMS appears to be a feasible, well‐tolerated, and acceptable nonpharmacologic preventive treatment for migraine in adolescents. In designing future trials of sTMS for migraine prevention in adolescents, streamlined treatment administration will be essential to minimize drop‐out. Efficacy needs to be assessed in a larger trial.
Source: Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Research Submission Source Type: research
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