Headaches and migraines are extremely common and vary widely in severity and frequency. One trait shared by chronic headaches and migraines is their repetitive nature: sufferers experience these conditions many times throughout their lives. Some people only experience migraines a few times per year, while others have less painful but more frequent headaches. Migraines differ from regular headaches in that they produce a visual “aura” of flashing lights or other visual disruptions. They tend to be more painful than regular headaches, and vomiting or nausea can even accompany the onset of a migraine. Traditional treatment of migraine headaches can involve prescription pills that carry their own risks and side effects. Thankfully, more effective and gentle methods of treatment are available.