You might not look to your own hand for migraine relief, but research suggests, maybe you should; masturbation may be an effective treatment option for migraine sufferers. And while the news may shock some and make others blush, it is all very scientific. The team sent a questionnaire to unselected migraine patients to anonymously survey their experience with migraine pain intensity during sexual activity. A professor of neurology and clinical neurophysiology and chair of the Headache Panel of the European Academy of Neurology, Dr. He believes that orgasm is a key factor in pain relief, due to the endorphins released during climax.
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When we have an ache or a pain, we go to the doctor, get our meds, and call it a night. Natural chemicals such as dopamine, endorphins, and serotonin are released during an orgasm, making us feel happy, flushed, warm, or sleepy, says Brown University Health Promotion. When they enter the bloodstream, these chemicals can induce both pleasure-enhancing and pain-relieving sensations. Our pain threshold raises during an orgasm, making us more equipped to block the pain. Next time you have pain, aim for an orgasm instead of reaching for an aspirin.
The precise pathogenesis of cluster headaches is unknown, but a hypothalamic generator has been postulated as the cause of the disorder. This association may shed some light on the pathogenesis and treatment of this incapacitating disorder. Neurological examination and brain imaging were normal and he was diagnosed with cluster headaches , according to International Headache Society IHS criteria. Prophylactic treatment with verapamil was initiated and he was advised to try oxygen inhalation.