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Since migraines are so widespread, finding a way to relieve them is an important issue for many people. There are approaches that can be used to relieve pain that is associated with mild-to-moderate headaches, as well as to relieve more severe pain caused by migraines. Medications such as acetaminophen, NSAIDs, and triptans are commonly used to provide relief from migraines, as are natural methods, such as herbs or acupuncture.

An Overview of Migraine Relief Options

Migraine headaches are considered one of the most debilitating diseases in the world by the World Health Organization. In the United States, it is estimated that nearly 28 million people suffer from migraines. With so many people suffering from migraines, it is no wonder that migraine relief is an important concern. Yet, it can also be confusing, because there are so many choices available.
 
For most people with migraines, pain relief from an acute migraine headache begins with medicine. Some of these medicines are available over the counter, while others require a prescription. For those with more severe or frequent migraines, medicine is also available to prevent them in the first place.
 
But which one is right for you, and are natural relief options also available for people with migraines? The fact is that there is no universal migraine treatment that works for everyone. Migraine treatments must be tailored to the individual based on the frequency and severity of migraine symptoms, as well as a person's other medical conditions and individual needs.
 
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