Headache & Migraine

Creative strategies and new trends to treat migraine and headaches, including holistic approaches, and the relationship between migraines and headaches and other conditions. Patient experts inspire with their stories of perseverance.

How Does a Migraine Attack Begin?

Learn more about the specific mechanism that causes Migraine Attacks to begin and how it affects other potential symptoms.

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5 Ways to Describe Hemiplegic Migraines

What does a hemiplegic migraine feel like? Holistic health practitioner Mark Canadic offers five accurate descriptions, helpful in communicating symptoms of the condition.

By Mark Canadic

5 Ways to Cope With Migraines When You’re Sick

Migraine is bad enough. How to manage the flu or a cold on top of it? From essential oils and herbal teas to detox baths, here’s some practical advice from a woman who gets it.

By Jaime Sanders

Migraines and Exercise: The Benefits and Risks

Exercise is all good for migraines, right? Not exactly. Holistic health practitioner Mark Canadic provides the benefits and risks of exercise for migraine.

By Mark Canadic

7 Comfort Items That Can Help With Migraine or Any Chronic Illness

Who said security blankets were just for kids? Patient expert Jaime Sanders lists some of her favorite security items to help with migraine.

By Jaime Sanders

The 8 Best Holistic Therapies for Migraines

From homeopathic medicine and acupuncture to cognitive behavioral therapy and diet, Mark Canadic offers the eight best holistic therapies for migraine.

By Mark Canadic

29 Foods That Trigger Migraine

What you eat can trigger migraine. Holistic health practitioner Mark Canadic provides of list of the 29 worst trigger foods.

By Mark Canadic

Getting Sleep With Migraines

For Julie Ryan, compromised sleep worsened her migraines. Mindfulness, CBD oil, and changes in sleep habits got her back on track. Learn more about sleep and migraine.

By Julie Ryan

Former Self: Know This About Living With Migraine

Ever wish you could go back and tell your former self insights you’ve learned along the way? Here’s five wise lessons on living with migraine.

By Sunny Fitzgerald

What I Wish Every Migraine Patient Knew

Jaime, who lives with migraines, pens a heartwarming letter to fellow migraine patients, reminding them of their strength and determination.

By Jaime Sanders

Migraine Pose: Why It's Unfair to Trivialize Migraine

Julie Ryan responds to Instagram’s “migraine pose” started by makeup artist Nam Vo, reminding the media that migraine is a painful condition that needs to be taken seriously.

By Julie Ryan

Meet the Experts

Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

B.S. Dietetics, Dietitian, Health Professional

Jennifer is a dietitian with a passion for educating and empowering families on their journey through illness.

Sunny Fitzgerald

Patient Expert

Sunny Fitzgerald is a writer and travel consultant. Her work has been published in National Geographic, The New York Times, BBC, and more.

Erin L. Boyle

Health writer

Erin L. Boyle, the senior editor at HealthCentral from 2016-2018, is a freelance medical writer and editor.

Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

B.S. Dietetics, Dietitian, Health Professional

Jennifer is a dietitian with a passion for educating and empowering families on their journey through illness.

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