As per usual, I will explain the cause of the problem first, and then go into the methods that can be used to treat this. Answers.com descibed a migraine as such:

A headache characterized by recurrent attacks of severe pain, usually on one side of the head. It may be preceded by flashes or spots before the eyes or a ringing in the ears, and accompanied by double vision, nausea, vomiting, or dizziness. The attacks vary in frequency from daily occurrences to one every few years.

Migraine affects women three times as often as men and is frequently inherited. Many disturbances, such as allergy, temporary swelling of the brain, and endocrine disturbances, have been suspected of causing some varieties of the disorder. Although the exact cause is unknown, evidence suggests a genetically transmitted functional disturbance of cranial circulation. The pain is believed to be associated with constriction followed by dilation of blood vessels leading to and within the brain.

Untreated attacks may last for many hours. Mild attacks are often relieved by common sedatives such as aspirin or codeine. Severe attacks may be treated with any of a variety of drugs, including a group called triptans, by injection or in the form of pills or nasal sprays. Certain beta-blockers, antiepileptic drugs, or tricyclic antidepressants may reduce the recurrence of migraines in some patients. Biofeedback is used in training people to recognize the warning symptoms and to practice control over the vascular dilation that initiates attacks.

Of course, you will notice that in the definition it states that the "cause is unknown". Again, this is absurdity that too many of us have swallowed after listening to Modern Western Medicinal doctors for all our lives. Everything is caused by an imbalance – generally that being nutritional, and other times that being much more chemical. With almost any sort of disorder – there is always going to be some sort of drug (or herbal pill) that you can take for that. Generally when a migraine is in effect, most people will reach for the pain-killers. This is something I would strongly suggest against – since pain-killers can cause many adverse effects such as liver damage and thus gastrointestinal stress.

There is a wonderful suppliment that you can take that is neither a chemical drug (something I will never promote) nor an herbal-pill. CoQ10 is a "miracle antioxidant" that has been found to be very effective when it comes to treating neurological disorders (such as possibly treating Parkinson's Disease) as well as treating heart diseases, increasing energy levels, enhancing the immune system, reversing gum disease, providing antioxidant activity, and preventing certain side effects of common drugs. RexDonald.com further explains this wonderful antioxidant:

CoQ10 is a necessary substance for normal heart function. CoQ10 is vital for cellular energy production and is a powerful antioxidant and free radical scavenger.

CoQ10 appears throughout the human body. It aids metabolic reactions such as the transformation of food into ATP, the energy used by the body. Cell mitochondria (the part of cells where energy is produced) show the greatest concentration of CoQ10 in the body. Similarly, organs that contain higher amounts of mitochondria per cell are those which overall have the greatest amount of CoQ10. These include the heart and the liver.

CoQ10 deficiency appears to be caused more by the body's inability to synthesize the nutrient than by a lack of the enzyme in the diet. Low blood levels are often associated with poor heart function and may be associated with other adverse affects in the body. Low levels also appear more common in older patients.

To fix anything, it requires a change. Whether it is nutrional or based on your lifestyle or both – a change is always needed. If a change was not needed, there simply wouldn't be a problem. There are two very harmful, daily, products that should be avoided all together – most especially if you suffer from migraines and chronic headaches. Those two being Aspartame and Monosodiumglutimate (MSG).

If you take a look at the Honest Food Guide (something which should be on everyone's fridge!), you'll notice the following about these two products:

Chemical Sweetners: cancer risk, promotes migraines, nervous system damage

MSG: migraines, hormonal disorders, overeating

Now immagine that. Two common food additives that the FDA says is completely safe for consumption..

In addition to dietary changes, I would strongly reccomend (as always) seeking the help of a Naturopathic, Holistic, or Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor. Sometimes the methods mentioned above may not be enough and the tools of an actual doctor can greatly help where common remmedies have failed. One thing also to keep in mind is stress. A large amount of stress will make your neck and shoulders tense which will cause a headache or migraine at any moment – so a good massage (or if you can find someone that does it: Tui Na) may also help as well.

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