Natural Treatment for Migraine Clovis NM

Whichever therapies you choose for treating headaches, the key is to use them regularly—singly or in combination—as part of a strategy to stop headaches before they start.

Lemuel Orendain Granada, MD
(505) 763-3725
1821 Eastridge Dr
Clovis, NM
Specialties
Psychiatry, Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Philippines, Coll Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1952
Hospital
Hospital: Plains Reg Med Ctr, Clovis, Nm
Group Practice: Mental Health Resources Inc

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James H Whiteside, MD
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tx A & M Univ Coll Of Med, College Station Tx 77843
Graduation Year: 2001

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John Bramley Oldershaw, MD
(630) 910-4249
MSC10 5610 1 Univ of NM,
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1957

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Anna Y Vigil
(505) 563-8464
201 Cedar St Se Ste 5630
Albuquerque, NM
Specialty
Neurology

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Ernest Kenneth Mladinich, MD
(505) 247-1437
200 Oak St NE Ste 3
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1971

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Zakia Bell, MD
(505) 262-7250
Placitas, NM
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1980

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Wade Stephen Harris, MD
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tx A & M Univ Coll Of Med, College Station Tx 77843
Graduation Year: 2001

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Douglas George Postels, MD
(504) 842-3900
201 Cedar St SE Ste 4640
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1988

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Elizabeth Dale La Kind, MD
(505) 989-4600
465 Saint Michaels Dr Ste 211
Santa Fe, NM
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Female
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: St Vincent Hospital, Santa Fe, Nm

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Kathryn Guggenheim, MD
(505) 982-5261
2074 Galisteo St Ste A3
Santa Fe, NM
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of West Indies, Fac Med Sci, Kingston, Jamaica (950-01 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: St Vincent Hospital, Santa Fe, Nm

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Spotlight on Headaches

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By Christie Aschwanden

Migraine headaches slammed into Evelyn Strauss’s life during her sophomore year in college. “I would have to retreat to a dark room for two or three days every time I got one, which was every few weeks,” says the 41-year-old editor in Santa Cruz, California. “It was horrible. I had to schedule my studying around my migraines.” She tried several medications, but nothing worked. With nothing to lose, she decided to see a hypnotist. “Hypnosis got rid of the headaches completely,” she says.

Strauss’s story would not surprise Donald Penzien, a psychologist at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. While most people quiet their headaches by popping over-the-counter pain medications or prescription headache drugs, these pills don’t work for everyone, he says. And frequent use of them can actually make the problem worse by triggering rebound headaches—pain that begins as soon as the medication wears off, requiring still more medication and perpetuating the cycle.

Penzien is convinced there’s a better way. He recently published a study analyzing the last 30 years of research into often-overlooked behavioral treatments for headaches, including mind-body therapies like biofeedback and hypnosis. His conclusion: These treatments may actually manage headaches better than drugs. In fact, the real trick to taming headaches is to keep them from developing in the first place—which these mind-body techniques and other alternative remedies can help you do. If a headache does slip through, some of the same treatments can curb symptoms, too.

Whichever therapies you choose, the key is to use them regularly—singly or in combination—as part of a strategy to stop headaches before they start. “Prevention is the name of the game,” Penzien says.

Identify your triggers
Experts classify headaches into dozens of different types, but tension headaches and migraines are by far the most common, and some people battle both types. No one’s 100 percent sure what causes headaches, but for most people, they’re set off by one or more triggers, which can differ from person to person.

That’s why the first step in a preventive strategy is recognizing what your triggers are and finding ways to avoid them. Common culprits include stress, disrupted sleep patterns, bright light, noise, alcohol, caffeine, and certain foods like cheese and chocolate. (It can be helpful to keep a headache diary, noting when the pain comes on and what you ate, drank, and did beforehand.)

When journalist Lila Guterman, 29, moved to London in 1998, she noticed that her previously infrequent migraines suddenly became regular. “They were often totally incapacitating,” she says. Thinking about what had changed since her move, she realized that she was making more trips to the coffeepot at her new job. So she quit cold turkey. The first week sans caffeine she felt a mild headache or two, but then they disappeared entirely. “I didn’t get another headache the whol...

Author: Christie Aschwanden

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