Alternative Headache Treatments

Nutraceuticals, Behavioral and Physical Treatments

Christina Sun-Edelstein, MD; Alexander Mauskop, MD


Headache. 2011;51(3):469-483. 

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The National Library of Medicine (PubMed), The Cochrane Library, and the American Academy of Neurology's Evidence-Based Guidelines were searched through August 2010 to identify studies, reviews, case series, reports or other information that assessed the alternative treatment of headache or migraine. The key words used in the search were: alternative, complementary, magnesium, riboflavin, coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), alpha lipoic acid, butterbur, feverfew, marijuana, lysergic acid, psilocybin, nutraceutical, behavioral treatment, BFB, relaxation, cognitive behavioral training, physical treatment, acupuncture, and oxygen therapy, combined with the key words of headache or migraine.


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