By Amanda Hair for CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine).
If you have experienced a migraine, you will know that it’s not like just having a bad headache. The world’s sixth most debilitating illness is best described as an incapacitating collection of neurological symptoms whereby the sufferer can experience visual disturbances, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, extreme sensitivity to sound, light, touch and smell, and tingling or numbness in the extremities or face.
Migraines seem disproportionately to affect women. Interestingly, boys are affected more than girls before puberty, but during adolescence it is women who experience more migraines, more than likely connected to shifting hormones.
With more research emerging that typical painkillers and migraine pharmaceuticals can actually aggravate the condition, some people choose to explore alternatives, such as Acupuncture.
The National Institute...