Starting September 7th 2014, Migraine Awareness Week aims to boost recognition of a life-long public health problem that affects over eight million people in the UK.
Migraine is a complex neurological condition that has no cure. It is characterised by a painful, throbbing headache and a combination of other symptoms including sensitivity to light, smells and sounds.
These symptoms can persist for hours, even days, and as a result sufferers are often left bedridden and unable to function normally. Many will resort to hiding away in a quiet place and lying still until the pain subsides.
Medication can provide relief from migraines but there are also a range of...