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Treating migraine with Ginger

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The effectiveness of ginger powder in the treatment of common migraine attacks is statistically comparable to sumatriptan.

Comparison Between the Efficacy of Ginger and Sumatriptan in the Ablative Treatment of the Common Migraine

This is the surprising conclusion of a 2013 medical research study (Maghbooli and colleagues).

But before all migraine sufferers rush out to stock up on ginger, there remain some unanswered questions:

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Preventing and treating migraines

woman in office with migraineMany of us know the feeling when a headache starts to set in. You feel pressure inside your skull, your muscles are tense and light becomes annoying. The pain can become so unbearable that concentration on simple tasks seems impossible.

Most headaches are of the stress type, but migraine is different and is caused by changes in blood flow in and around the brain. Migraine can be incapacitating, forcing you to stay home from work or school and cancel all appointments. Even if you are able to identify your triggers they can still occur. Learn more about how to stave them off and what to do if you feel one coming on. Read in full

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