Headache / Migraine

What are migraine auras?

Migraine auras are sensory symptoms that can occur before or during a headache. They tend to take the form of visual and physical disturbances or sensations. Migraine with aura is a type of migraine headache. Sometimes, however, auras can occur without the physical pain of a headache. The aura stage of a migraine episode usually […]

Headache / Migraine

Can acupressure relieve headaches?

Acupressure is a form of complementary or alternative medicine. It follows the same fundamental principles as acupuncture. Both acupressure and acupuncture involve stimulating pressure points along energy lines that run through the body. Acupuncturists refer to these as meridian lines. Unlike acupuncture, which uses thin needles, acupressure involves applying physical pressure to activate pressure points. […]

Headache / Migraine

What causes eyebrow pain?

Pain around or behind the eyebrows can be due to many different causes, including headaches, infections, or conditions affecting the nerves in the face. In this article, we look at eight possible causes of eyebrow pain, as well as the treatment options for each. Share on PinterestMigraine, trigeminal neuralgia, and glaucoma are some possible causes […]

Headache / Migraine

How many caffeinated drinks does it take to trigger migraine?

What triggers migraine headaches? Scientists studying caffeine consumption estimate that drinking three or more caffeinated beverages increases the odds of experiencing a migraine headache on the same day. Too much caffeine may trigger migraine, but how much is too much? According to the World Health Organization (WHO), headache disorders are some of the most common […]

Eye Health / Blindness Headache / Migraine

What is kaleidoscope vision?

Kaleidoscope vision is a symptom of migraine. The brain creates a visual illusion of fractured or bright colors, similar to those a person might see through a kaleidoscope. Migraine can affect vision in many ways. Some people see sparkling lights or blind spots, while others experience kaleidoscope vision. Sensory disturbances, or auras, affect around 20% […]