A history of non-drug treatment in migraine

Peter J. Koehler

In most historical reviews of migraine, medicinal treatments are considered while non-drug treatments are hardly addressed. In this paper, I will review the history of these non-drug treatments. I have analysed texts by physicians known to have written on headache and migraine during the main historical periods up to 1900. Additionally, some mainstream neurological textbooks of the 20th century have been studied to review contemporary non-drug treatments.

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