See Dr. Joseph Maroon’s News Interview on Natural Alternatives to Help Migraines

June 30, 2023 – Richmond , VA,., Channel 6 NEWS   Neurosurgeon and Wellness expert, Dr. Joseph Maroon was recently interviewed by the Virginia This Morning News team on Channel 6.  He was asked about migraine headaches and possible natural alternatives to help sufferers.


In the United States, 39 million people suffer from migraine. This is about 12% of the adult population. Migraine is the third most common illness in the US, after upper respiratory infections and allergies. Migraine can be a very debilitating condition. It can cause severe pain, nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine attacks can last for hours or even days. There is no cure for migraine, but there are treatments that can help to prevent or relieve the symptoms. If you suffer from migraine, it is important to see a doctor to get a diagnosis and discuss treatment options.

Here are some additional facts about migraine:

  • Migraine is a neurological disorder, not a vascular disorder.
  • The exact cause of migraine is unknown, but it is thought to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors.
  • There are many triggers for migraine, including stress, lack of sleep, smells, light, certain foods, and hormonal changes.
  • There are a variety of treatments available for migraine, including over-the-counter medications, prescription medications, and lifestyle changes.

Natural Treatments

There are a number of natural treatments that may help to prevent or relieve migraine headaches. Some of these treatments have been studied more extensively than others, and there is some evidence to suggest that they can be effective. However, it is important to note that there is no one-size-fits-all solution for migraine, and what works for one person may not work for another. It is always best to talk to your doctor before trying any new treatment, especially if you are taking other medications.

Here are some natural treatments for migraine that you may want to consider:

Magnesium: Magnesium is a mineral that is involved in many bodily functions, including nerve signaling. Some studies have shown that magnesium supplements may help to prevent migraine headaches.

Feverfew: Feverfew is a herb that has been used for centuries to treat a variety of ailments, including migraine headaches. Some studies have shown that feverfew may help to prevent migraine headaches.

Riboflavin, also known as vitamin B2, is a water-soluble vitamin that is essential for many bodily functions, including energy production and nerve signaling. There is some evidence to suggest that riboflavin may help to prevent migraine headaches. A review of nine studies published in the journal Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews in 2016 found that taking 400 mg of riboflavin per day for 3 months significantly decreased the pain associated with migraine attacks, as well as the duration and frequency of episodes. The review also found that riboflavin was well-tolerated and had no serious side effects.

See News Interview below: