Migraine is ranked globally as the seventh most disabling disease and the leading cause of disability among all neurological disorders.

For the month of June, Acupuncture.Buzz is bringing attention to National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, now a federally-recognized health observance. With doctors constantly looking for natural alternatives to painkillers, patients worldwide already turn to acupuncture and Chinese medicine for safe, effective and lasting relief.

This month’s articles administer a healthy dose of Chinese medicine for migraines and headaches:

The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies severe migraine attacks as a significant disabling condition – comparable to dementia, psychosis, or quadriplegia.

Here are some resources on disability:

  • American Migraine Foundation: offers a guide on filing for medical disability, and covers short-term, long-term and Social Security Disability Income (SSDI). Additional patient guides include meal planning, caring for a child with migraine and more.
  • Coalition for Headache and Migraine Patients (CHAMP): offers resources and tips for engaging with insurance companies, and resources for disability along with advocacy and research.

Many organizations offer support and education for those suffering from headaches and migraines.

Here are just a few: