The relationship between exercise and migraine can be complicated. While studies have shown it can be as effective as medication and relaxation techniques in preventing migraine, it can also be a trigger for some attacks. A recent study shows that in order for exercise to be effective in reducing migraine, it is best if the exercise includes more high-intensity workouts.

Many individuals with migraine or another headache disease seek complementary or alternative treatments to medication. Some complementary or alternative treatments, such as acupuncture and mind-body therapies, have shown promising results in clinical trials. With the popularity of these treatments, a group of researchers looked to learn more about which treatments were most preferred by individuals with migraine or other headache diseases, as well as the reasons for selecting these alternative treatments.

Many patients diagnosed with migraine must also endure painful sensitivity to light during attacks, but a new report suggests that light is also a prominent trigger that must be taken into account. TheraSpecs® Company surveyed 385 people with light sensitivity, 293 of which also reported having migraine, and discovered that 88% of migraine respondents cited light as a direct catalyst for their attacks. Existing clinical data has previously suggested that light is a trigger for perhaps as many as 60% of patients.1