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Integrative Headache Management 

Integrative Headache Management
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Integrative Headache Management
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Duren Michael Ready

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199315246.003.0041
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date: 25 June 2019

The most common headache seen in clinical practice is migraine. It is by definition a disabling attack of headache. Migraine is an inherited neurological condition. It represents a hyper-vigilant / hypersensitive nervous system that amplifies and holds on to stimulation. It is essential that migraine and other primary headaches be differentiated from potentially life threatening secondary headaches. When migraine frequency increases, focus should be placed on the factors that are perpetuating the lowered attack threshold. Integrative Medicine techniques have been shown to be a valuable tool, strengthening the vulnerable nervous system by addressing the perpetuating factors.

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