Migraine headaches may be one of the oldest medical conditions known to man. The first  migraines were recorded  about 3,000 B.C., during the Mesopotamian Era.  Scientists are constantly learning more about the biological mechanisms which initiate migraine attacks. Additionally, major strides have been made in the last 50 years in the treatment of migraines.

 Considering how migraines were treated throughout history, there is no doubt we have come a long way. In ancient times  headaches were treated in the following ways:

Drilling a hole in the skull the free evil spirits

Purges and bloodletting

Applying a hot iron to the site of pain

Inserting a clove of garlic through an incision in the temple

Thankfully the treatments offered today are much less invasive! In addition to medication,  Botox injections, cold laser therapy, and trigger point acupuncture are helpful in the treatment of migraine headache.  Aromatherapy, coupled with relaxed breathing, has also proven to be effective among some sufferers.

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