Migraine treatment has three main areas: medical treatment, control of triggers and assistive methods.
Medical treatment is an important part of migraine treatment. However, unless attention is paid to triggers and the right daily lifestyle choices are made, drug treatment will be insufficient or ineffective.
Keeping triggers under control:
Triggers are all external stimuli, changes in daily life function, and hormonal changes that cause migraine headaches. Each individual’s sensitivity may be different due to the combination of genetic and physiopathological characteristics. While pain starts with very little triggers in low threshold patients, a lot more combined stimuli is required in high threshold patients.
How keep triggers under control:
Relaxing, lying and/or sleeping in a dark, quiet and cool place.
Putting an iced or cold compress on the forehead and back of the neck.
Acupression: Massaging on certain acupuncture points for 1-2 minutes: