Complementary and Integrative Approaches for Pediatric Headache. [Review]




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TITLE
Complementary and Integrative Approaches for Pediatric Headache. [Review]

AUTHORS
Kedia S. Institution Kedia, Sita. PALM Integrative Health, St. Louis, MO; Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Aurora, CO; Adult and Child Center for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery of Science, Aurora, CO.

ELECTRONIC ADDRESS
skedia@palmhealth.com.ic SOURCE Seminars in Pediatric Neurology. 23(1):44-52, 2016 Feb.

ABSTRACT
In this article, the use of complementary and integrative medicine for the management of pediatric headache is reviewed. Despite limited numbers of studies for pediatric headaches, children and families seek these services. Integrative medicine focuses on treating the whole person, integrating conventional medicine with mind-body-spirit methods. Nutriceuticals include dietary supplements in the form of vitamins (vitamin D), minerals (magnesium), coenzyme Q, butterbur, and melatonin. Acupuncture, stimulation, physical therapy and Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulations (TENS) or Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) may also be useful in selected patients. The efficacy of all these therapeutic alternatives in pediatric headache is presented here. Primary care providers, neurologists, and headache specialists alike need to be informed of such interventions and integrate these approaches, when appropriate, in the management of children with headaches.

PUBLICATION TYPE
Journal Article. Review

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Topics: Headaches


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