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Overview of Migraine Headaches
While the term "migaine" is most often associated with headaches, other body systems can also be affected, such
as the abdomen (abdominal migraines) or the eyes (ophthamalic migraines). Migraines can also be associated with
the menstrual cycle.
Complimentary and alternative treatments for migraines that are considered below include:
Note that overtreatment of migraine headaches with pain-killers (e.g. aspirin) or ergots
(e.g. sumatriptan) may lead to chronic daily headaches
Naturopathic, Complimentary and Alternative Treatments
Neuro-Gen High Performance Neuromodulation (HPN)
HPN has been reported to be useful for treating migraine headaches
Dr. Weyrich has been trained in the use of Neuro-Gen High Performance Neuromodulation
system by it's inventor, Corey Snook.
However, Dr. Weyrich has not treated any cases of migraine headaches
with this technique.
Neuro-feedback and bio-feedback have been shown to be useful for migraine headaches.
Dr. Weyrich has been certified in Neuro-feedback since 2008, and more recently
completed an additional residency training program at ADD Clinic of Scottsdale, AZ.
While at the ADD clinic, he treated a few cases of migraine headaches.
Dr. Starr proposes that migraine headaches may be associated with myxedema and mucin
accumulation in the trigeminal nerve (CN V) that inervates the face and scalp, and states
that increased swelling of the extremities appears to be part of the migraine prodrome
in many patients [Starr2005, pg 155].
ICD-10 Codes related to Migraine Headaches
preceded or accompanied by sensory warning signs or symptoms, such as flashes of light, blind spots,
or tingling in hands or face
refractory; difficult to treat or fails to respond to standard treatments
A severe unrelenting migraine headache associated with nausea and vomiting
occurs frequently over a period of time, generally at least 15 days per month for a period of at least six months
aura that includes muscle weakness or paralysis on one side of the body