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Migraine Headache Treatment: Herbs

Overview

There are a number of herbs that have a long history of safety and tradition in treating migraine headaches. Herbs are the source of more than 70% percent of medical drugs, and in their natural state have fewer side effects than their medical counterparts. Certain herbs should be used with caution for migraine sufferers, especially those who are receiving prescribed medications. Many health care providers aren’t well-versed in drug-herb interactions; however, many practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine who are nationally board-certified in “Chinese Herbology” have received training in both medical and herbal pharmacology and make a valuable contribution as a member of your health care team.

Treatments

Effect of Milk Thistle on Migraine Headache

Milk Thistle is a well-known and studied herb that enhances liver function and stimulates regeneration of hepatic cells when mild to moderately damaged. Due to the liver’s role in detoxifying the...

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Effect of Feverfew Leaf on Migraine Headache

The Feverfew Leaf herb continues to undergo extensive scientific investigation of its parthenolide content, and how it normalizes the function of platelets in the blood system by inhibiting platelet...

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Effect of Butterbur Root (Petasites Hybridus) on Migraine Headache

Butterbur root (or Petasites Hybridus) is a new, non-drug preventive treatment available in the United States. It is available under the name of Petadolex™ from the well respected German firm of...

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Effect of Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine on Migraine Headache

The actions of Chinese herbs will not be as immediate, direct or usually as specific as medications. The following are some of the medicinal properties of the most commonly prescribed herbal medicine...

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