Migraine is a disease that lacks a specific diagnostic test and it is without a cure. It is a chronic condition that needs to be managed.

If you suffer from either migraine headaches or other migraine disorders, there can be relief. 

There are two different approaches;

  1. treating the symptoms when they occur (acute intervention) or

  2. preventive medications where daily medicines are taken to reduce the intensity or frequency of symptoms (preventive or prophylactic medications).

Not all people with migraine symptoms need to take medications.  Avoidance of triggers and stimulation of the nervous system through diet and other methods and reduction of stress through improved sleep patterns and other relaxation techniques can have the same effect for less severe symptoms. 

Most of the information about migraine treatments is tested specifically on carefully selected migraine headache patients. 

Whether or not a therapy is appropriate for those who suffer from less well-defined migraine-associated symptoms, such as balance disorders or sinus pressure, is a more difficult decision.  We have tried to address this issue with recommendations for specific medical conditions, but there is still much to be learned on these subjects and we welcome you sharing your personal experiences with our followers and us.

There may be disagreement between medical professionals about whether one symptom or another is caused by migraine illness and there is still the need to study the effectiveness of many treatments for different migraine disorders, but those uncertainties may not be as important as finding relief from your condition. 

Treatment Information

Intervention treatments
Discover what treatments may work for you

Preventative treatments
Learn about treatments that may prevent migraine attacks from occurring

Children & migraine disorders
Learn how migraine disorders manifest themselves in infancy and childhood