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Roundoc Rx: Migraine Headaches: An Integrative Medicine Approach to Management

Roundoc Rx: Migraine Headaches: An Integrative Medicine Approach to Management Roundoc Rx Migraine Headaches: An Integrative Medicine Approach to Management Robert Rountree, MD 5 1 Migraine is a neurologic disorder characterized by recurrent Approximately one-fifth to one-third of patients with mi- head pain. Migraine headaches are usually episodic but can graine may also have an aura before the migraine occurs, become chronic in predisposed individuals. More than 10% which can include focal neurologic symptoms and visual dis- of the world’s population and ~ 12% of the U.S. population turbances, such as distorted perception of noises, bright lights, 2,3 is affected by migraines at some point. Migraines are three burning sensations, and nausea, as well as osmophobia, pho- 1,2,4–6 times more common in women than in men, with ~ 30% nophobia, and photophobia. The consequence is an overall in- of women affected over their lifetimes. Individuals with mi- ability to tolerate any strong visual, auditory, olfactory or kin- graine have been found to have multiple comorbidities. In par- esthetic sensory stimuli. These symptoms are very suggestive ticular, a significant overlap with migraine and irritable bowel of an acute decrease in blood flow to certain parts of the body, syndrome (IBS), fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome somewhat resembling a stroke. In fact, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Alternative and Complementary Therapies Mary Ann Liebert

Roundoc Rx: Migraine Headaches: An Integrative Medicine Approach to Management

Alternative and Complementary Therapies , Volume 20 (5): 9 – Oct 1, 2014

Roundoc Rx: Migraine Headaches: An Integrative Medicine Approach to Management

Alternative and Complementary Therapies , Volume 20 (5): 9 – Oct 1, 2014

Abstract

Roundoc Rx Migraine Headaches: An Integrative Medicine Approach to Management Robert Rountree, MD 5 1 Migraine is a neurologic disorder characterized by recurrent Approximately one-fifth to one-third of patients with mi- head pain. Migraine headaches are usually episodic but can graine may also have an aura before the migraine occurs, become chronic in predisposed individuals. More than 10% which can include focal neurologic symptoms and visual dis- of the world’s population and ~ 12% of the U.S. population turbances, such as distorted perception of noises, bright lights, 2,3 is affected by migraines at some point. Migraines are three burning sensations, and nausea, as well as osmophobia, pho- 1,2,4–6 times more common in women than in men, with ~ 30% nophobia, and photophobia. The consequence is an overall in- of women affected over their lifetimes. Individuals with mi- ability to tolerate any strong visual, auditory, olfactory or kin- graine have been found to have multiple comorbidities. In par- esthetic sensory stimuli. These symptoms are very suggestive ticular, a significant overlap with migraine and irritable bowel of an acute decrease in blood flow to certain parts of the body, syndrome (IBS), fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome somewhat resembling a stroke. In fact,

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Abstract

Roundoc Rx Migraine Headaches: An Integrative Medicine Approach to Management Robert Rountree, MD 5 1 Migraine is a neurologic disorder characterized by recurrent Approximately one-fifth to one-third of patients with mi- head pain. Migraine headaches are usually episodic but can graine may also have an aura before the migraine occurs, become chronic in predisposed individuals. More than 10% which can include focal neurologic symptoms and visual dis- of the world’s population and ~ 12% of the U.S. population turbances, such as distorted perception of noises, bright lights, 2,3 is affected by migraines at some point. Migraines are three burning sensations, and nausea, as well as osmophobia, pho- 1,2,4–6 times more common in women than in men, with ~ 30% nophobia, and photophobia. The consequence is an overall in- of women affected over their lifetimes. Individuals with mi- ability to tolerate any strong visual, auditory, olfactory or kin- graine have been found to have multiple comorbidities. In par- esthetic sensory stimuli. These symptoms are very suggestive ticular, a significant overlap with migraine and irritable bowel of an acute decrease in blood flow to certain parts of the body, syndrome (IBS), fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome somewhat resembling a stroke. In fact,

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Published: Oct 1, 2014

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