Journal article

Foods and supplements in the management of migraine headaches.

Christina Sun-Edelstein, Alexander Mauskop

Clin J Pain | Published : 2009

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Although a wide range of acute and preventative medications are now available for the treatment of migraine headaches, many patients will not have a significant improvement in the frequency and severity of their headaches unless lifestyle modifications are made. Also, given the myriad side effects of traditional prescription medications, there is an increasing demand for "natural" treatment like vitamins and supplements for common ailments such as headaches. Here, we discuss the role of food triggers in the management of migraines, and review the evidence for supplements in migraine treatment. METHODS: A review of the English language literature on preclinical and clinical studies..

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