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There are many non-pharmacological options that may also help us headache treatment but generally these need to be used in addition to or as complementary with pharmacological treatment. Some of these Alternative treatment options are listed below. Biofeedback Therapy (BFT) appears to be especially effective in relieving migraine pain. This relaxation technique uses special equipment to teach you how to monitor and control certain physical responses related to stress, such as muscle tension. There is some evidence that Herbs such as feverfew and butterbur, Vitamins and Minerals may prevent migraines or reduce their severity. A high dose of riboflavin (vitamin B-2) also may prevent migraines. Coenzyme Q10 supplements may decrease the frequency of migraines, but they have little effect on the severity of the headache. Avoiding certain foods, such as chocolate, aged cheese, citrus fruits, red wine, may reduce headaches in susceptible people. For long-lasting management of headaches, it is important to identify and reduce food-related headache triggers along with other triggers such as stress, sleep deprivation and fatigue. This can be done by maintaining a careful diary of headaches and eating habits. Manual Massage Therapy and chiropractic treatments may help reduce the frequency of migraines. And it can improve the quality of your sleep, which can, in turn, will help prevent migraine attacks. Acupuncture, Ayurveda and Homoeopathy have also been found to help some patients.
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