Relationship between migraine and the vagus nerve and gallbladder?

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I am a Registered Nurse who has suffered from migraines for decades. I also have a strong family history of first degree relatives who are also affected. My question is this: what is the relationship, if any, between migraine headaches and the vagus nerve and gallbladder? I have been seeing a Japanese accupuncturist who believes there is a relationship and is using various herbs/preparations to increase gallbladder function. He believes this will improve or even "cure" my migraines. Thank you, Shari.

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Dear Shari;

Your accupuncturist may have a great thought on preventing Migraine as many GI problems are related strongly to migraines. The data on gall bladder disease is not so compelling thus far.

On the other hand, please remember that Migraine is a genetic neurological disease for which, at this time, there is no cure. Don't get me wrong - Migraine prevention is desirable, but claims of a "cure" can't be supported.

Good luck,
John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert

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