Natural Treatment for Migraine Storrs Mansfield CT

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.

Mark Schroeder
(860) 455-9879
354 Warrenville Rd
Mansfield Center, CT
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Neurology

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Julius F Deiparine
(860) 647-9183
116 E Center St
Manchester, CT
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Neurology

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Norman H Gahm, MD FACS
103 Brookhaven Dr
Glastonbury, CT
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Male
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Medical School: Tufts
Graduation Year: 1961

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Charles E Poletti
(860) 282-4137
111 Founders Plz
East Hartford, CT
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Neurosurgery

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Divya Gupta
71 Haynes St
Manchester, CT
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Neurology, Alzheimer's Specialist

Anees Ahmed
(860) 649-1178
357 E Center St
Manchester, CT
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Neurology

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Dr.JULIUS DEIPARINE
(860) 647-9183
394 West Center Street
Manchester, CT
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M
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Medical School: Cebu Inst Of Med, Cebu City
Year of Graduation: 1988
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Neurologist
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Tanya R Bilchik
(860) 895-3133
144 Main St
East Hartford, CT
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Neurology

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Dr. David Giacalone
Chiropractic Center of Vernon, LLC
(860) 871-9021
201 Talcottville Road
Vernon Rockville, CT
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Chiropractor
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Back pain,Carpal tunnel syndrome,Chronic pain,Headache / migraine,Herniated disc / bulging disc,Leg pain,Lower back pain,Neck pain,Sciatica / radiculopathy,Sports injuries,Thoracic outlet syndrome,Upper back pain,Workers'' Compensation Injuries
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Activator techniques,Chiropractic adjustment,Chiropractic care,Exercise,Flexion/distraction,Gonstead,Massage therapy,Rehabilitation,Spinal manipulation,Stretching,Thompson
Certifications
Certified Active Release Techniques provider
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Member, American Chiropractic Association,Member, Connecticut Chiropractic Association

David Tinklepaugh
45 Avalon Ln
Marlborough, CT
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Neurology, Alzheimer's Specialist

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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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