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Sex 'a great cure for migraines'

The Local · 14 Mar 2013, 15:33

Published: 14 Mar 2013 15:33 GMT+01:00

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A bit of careful copulation can do wonders for those in the throes of a migraine attack - and it even works when a person is alone - said scientists at Münster University, North Rhine-Westphalia.

Writing in the scientific journal Cephalagia (headache), they said symptoms were eased for 60 percent of those who had sex at the same time as a migraine. This was a better rate than for many other kinds of headache, their research showed.

Die Welt newspaper cited the report saying the scientists had surveyed 350 headache sufferers for their work.

For migraine sufferers – which make up 14 percent of German women and eight percent of German men – researchers found sex to be a particularly effective cure as 60 percent said it helped with the pain. Thirty three percent said that sex made their headache worse.

Cluster headache victims were, the paper said, less likely to benefit from sex as the researchers found only 37 percent felt better afterwards. In fact, around half said they felt much worse if they had sex while their head was hurting.

The German Society for Neurology says migraines are the most common neurological malady in the country. Non-sexual exercise, relaxation techniques and regular daily routine have all also been shown to help.

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19:33 March 14, 2013 by The-ex-pat
I don't think my wife will be too impressed with this, as when I get a migraine, I generally end up vomiting a couple of times.............................
21:18 March 14, 2013 by Englishted

Before or after is OK but not during I hope ?.
14:04 March 15, 2013 by marcone
If only the dinosaurs had known... they wouldn't be extinct right now.
14:12 March 15, 2013 by raandy
"A bit of careful copulation can do wonders for those in the throes of a migraine attack - and it even works when a person is alone",is it still sex or masturbation?
15:53 March 15, 2013 by Bigfoot76
"is it still sex or masturbation?" It depends on if you have an name for your hand. Rosie Palmer = sex, no name = masturbation.
16:39 March 15, 2013 by raandy
Thanks, -:) that clears it up for me.....
17:28 March 15, 2013 by The-ex-pat
21:18 March 14, 2013 by Englishted

I get her to put on a shower cap, she does not like carrots on her hair........
18:43 March 15, 2013 by Englishted
@ The-ex-pat

Nice retort :-)
13:00 March 17, 2013 by Sastry.M
In my view Sex is the power of unity as attraction in gender related procreative living species, which is of a natural order. It belongs to the realm of Spirituality in the case of human species although the the process of physical cohabitation is common with other mammalian groups. The best advantages of conjugal relationship can be realized under the sacred institution of matrimony by both partners with a pious and purposeful mind set within personal domain of marriage. Such a process can trigger many immunizations against sinister influences and cure many physical disorders and create peaceful confidence. If extended under partnership in a company of limited liability as under aerobic physical fitness clubs the results may not necessarily be guaranteed.
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