Headache sufferers use massage
An increasing number of America’s 45 million
headache sufferers are exploring complementary therapies, including
massage. According to a recent online survey conducted by the National
Headache Foundation (www.headaches.org),
58 percent of headache sufferers have tried a complementary therapy.
Fifty-five percent of survey respondents began
using complementary therapies because they felt that their medications
were not effective, while 49 percent were concerned about the side
effects of their medication. Sixty-nine percent of respondents have
utilized massage, and 41 percent have tried acupuncture or acupressure.
Other complementary therapies used include magnesium, riboflavin
(vitamin B2) and feverfew.
A complete list of complementary therapy options
and their descriptions is available at: www.headaches.org.