“Alternative” medicine isn't so alternative anymore, with billions of dollars spent on supplements, acupuncture, and other untraditional therapies by American consumers each year. Alternative medicine, perhaps more accurately defined here as complementary medicine, is the practice of typically noninvasive, natural therapies and techniques used to complement, or enhance, traditional Western medicine. There are many promising therapies for migraine treatment and prevention that are outside of the medical mainstream, but there is also just as much junk science. Be an informed consumer, know what the science says, and work with your health care provider to select complementary therapies that count.

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