Research Finds The Best Way To Get Rid of Migraines

A fascinating new piece of research has been released which may change the way we consider medication, meditation and even spirituality.

Migraines are the worst, in the US alone approximately 18% of women and 6% of men suffer from migraine headaches every year. A third of sufferers get five or more attacks per month. I’ve only had a few in my life, and I wouldn’t wish them on anyone, let alone 5 a week. Suffice to say there are plenty of different pharmacological interventions such as opiates, benzodiazepines, and prophylactic medications made to relieve partial relief for migraine sufferers.

Willing to try anything to get rid of migraines people have also turned to meditation, which has been known to bring down the frequency of migraines. However no one until now has pried into what sort of meditation actually works best.

An article published by Behavioral Medicine “Effect of Different Meditation Types on Migraine Headache Medication Use,” did three different types of meditation among randomized controlled trials of 92 people.

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The people involved had severe migraines at least twice a month, and were sorted into four random groups. Each group had a different style of meditation to do. These were Spiritual Meditation (exp. “God is love”), Internally Focused Secular Meditation (exp. “I am content”), Externally Focused Secular Meditation (exp. “Sand is soft,”), or Progressive Muscle Relaxation (technique).

However, medication usage for migraine headaches had a sharper decline in the Spiritual Meditation group compared to other groups.

Each subject kept a diary and practiced their assigned meditation technique for 20 minutes per day over 30 days. Weirdly enough migraine frequency decreased significantly in the Spiritual Meditation group compared to other groups. While severity didn’t decline for any of the groups all four groups showed decreased analgesic medication use over time.

However, medication usage for migraine headaches had a sharper decline in the Spiritual Meditation group compared to other groups.

I’m sorry atheists, if you don’t want to feel the pain your gonna have to think about how loving God is.

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