Help for Your Migraine is a Stretch Away

Help for Your Migraine is a Stretch Away

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Migraines are nasty things. Migraines can be debilitating and can impact your activities and job. They are usually treated with non-prescription pain relievers or presciption medication. A new study shows that hatha-type yoga can be effectively incorporated as adjuvant therapty in migraine treatment.

Migraines are recognised as a major cause of disability. It is estimated that 14% of the world’s population have suffered from migraines at some point in their life. A global study ranked migraine as the eighth in the measure of burden of disease. The cost to individuals, their families and the community is high from a quality of life, absenteeism from school and work, lost productivity and medication expenses points of view.

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Recently, Statistics Canada estimated that 8.3% (2.7 million) Canadians report being diagnosed with a migraine. The actual sufferers of migraines may be greater as this was only for reported cases. Many people don’t…

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