Sex may relieve migraine pain for some people who suffer from the intense headaches, new research suggests. The finding, published in the March issue of the journal Cephalalgia, found that sexual activity relieved the pain of migraines or cluster headaches, severe, one-sided recurring head pains, for up to a third of patients. Some of the patients even reported using sex as a kind of headache therapy. The researchers aren't sure why this happens, but hypothesize that the rush of endorphins, the brain's natural painkillers, during sex may numb the pain of migraines.
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A study by European neurologists suggests sexual activity is an effective treatment for relieving some or all of the pain of a headache. The researchers found that more than half of those who had sex during a migraine experienced significant relief from their symptoms afterwards. Why Sex Works as a Natural Headache Remedy German researchers theorized that sex might be a good way to get rid of a headache because it triggers the release of feel-good endorphins in the body. In addition to creating feelings of happiness and contentment, one of the other lucky side effects of that natural reaction during sexual activity may be a reduction in the sensitivity to pain.
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By Andrew Hough. The study, from the University of Munster, Germany, suggests that instead of using a sore head as an excuse to refuse sex, making love can be more effective than taking painkillers. Their research, reported in Cephalalgia, the journal of the International Headache Society, found that more than half of migraine sufferers who had sex during an episode experienced an improvement in symptoms.