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Yoga is a good adjunct to migraine therapy

Key clinical point: Yoga plus antimigraine medication is more effective than medication alone.

Major finding: Mean headache days per month dropped by 49% in patients after addition of a yoga program to their standard antimigraine medications.

Study details: The single-center, open-label, 3-month, blinded-assessment CONTAIN trial included 160 adult episodic migraine patients randomized to standard antimigraine medications alone or with an add-on migraine-specific yoga program.

Disclosures: The investigators reported having no financial conflicts regarding their study, funded by the Government of India and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.


Kumar A et al. Neurology. 2020 May 6. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000009473.