Bicycle to Rid of Migraine

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Swedish scientists argue that a new way to get rid of migraine is a usual bicycle.

Riding bicycle

The physicians from the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology at the University of Gothenburg believe that the therapeutic effect is produced not by riding a bicycle as such, but rather by the physical activity that the people get. Bicycle has become a random choice of the researchers.

The scientists decided to investigate whether physical exercise is effective in comparison with painkiller pills. To accomplish this, they invited 91 people to take part in the experiment. The participants were divided into three groups. The first group was given the drug, the second one was involved in relaxing therapy, and the people from the third group were riding a bicycle.

As it turns out, all three methods of treatment are equally effective. The participants of the experiment reduced the number of migraine attacks from 4 to 3 per month. The benefits of cycling can be explained by the fact that motion relieves stress and improves sleep. And most often it is the strain that serves as the cause of migraines.

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