Breakthrough Research in Migraine Relief 01/20/11

In recent years medical research has shown that supplementation with the herb Butterbur can reduce the frequency of migraines by up to 77%.

These studies have been published in prestigious journals including, Neurology, Headache, Lancet, British Medical Journal, International Journal of Clinical and Pharmacological Therapies and others

The Gold Standard Dosage of Butterbur is 75 mg twice per day.

The herb should be standardized to contain 15% sesquiterpenes as petasines

These active constituents have been show to inhibit the onset of migraines in at least 3 important ways:

  1. Block production of inflammatory agents in the blood vessel wall
  2. Decrease blood vessel spasm
  3. Block histamine release

The herb Feverfew has also been show to reduce the frequency of migraine headaches.

If you are a migraine sufferer, then taking a supplement containing both Butterbur and Feverfew may be your best bet.

Other natural interventions that may also reduce migraine frequency, in addition to Butterbur and Feverfew supplementation, commonly include:

  • Monthly Chiropractic care
  • Regular Massage treatments
  • Relaxation techniques (Yoga, meditation, deep breathing etc)
  • Acupuncture

If you suffer migraines then check out my migraine supplement recommendations at at this link:

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