Credit: Thinkstock There’s a huge range of treatments for migraine today, from a wide variety of disciplines. We have lots of medications and other treatments from “conventional” western medicine; traditional Chinese medicine, such as acupuncture and massage, ayeurvedic medicine, and more.
Do all of these treatments and disciplines work for migraine? Nothing works for everyone, but all of the treatments and disciplines mentioned above work for some migraineurs. My own feeling is that I’ll use whatever works Essentially, that means I believe in integrative medicine. The Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine defines integrative medicine this way:
“Integrative medicine (IM) is healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person, including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship between practitioner and patient, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapies.”
Dr. Rob Cowan, Director of the Headache Center at Stanford University, is a big believer in integrative medicine. He was kind enough to give us some information and comments in this video:
Reviewed by David Watson, MD.
© Teri Robert, 2015. • Last updated August 4, 2015.