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How can non-drug treatments help migraines after menopause?

Dawn Marcus
Neurology
It's never too late to start using effective non-drug techniques for migraines, even for women well past the menopause. Traditionally, doctors thought that seniors would not get much of an effect from pain management skills. However, a research study proved that these skills are also helpful for reducing headaches in seniors, and menopause is a great time to use effective non-drug techniques, even if you haven't used them earlier. Seniors ranging in age from 60 to 77 years old were taught cognitive behavioral therapy, relaxation, and biofeedback. Headaches were reduced by at least half in two of three seniors learning these techniques. Interestingly, women did better than men.
The Woman's Migraine Toolkit: Managing Your Headaches from Puberty to Menopause (A DiaMedica Guide to Optimum Wellness)

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The Woman's Migraine Toolkit: Managing Your Headaches from Puberty to Menopause (A DiaMedica Guide to Optimum Wellness)

Migraines are a common, controllable type of headache that affects one in every six women, more than 20 million in the United States alone. The Woman’s Migraine Toolkit helps readers take charge of...

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