Komplementäre und ergänzende Verfahren in der Kopfschmerztherapie

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In Germany, headache is one of the illnesses that most frequently leads to health impairments and to consultation with physicians. Even in children, headache is often associated with restricted activities of daily life. Nevertheless, the level of care for headache disorders is disproportionate to the medical needs. As a result, patients regularly use complementary and supportive therapeutic procedures. This review shows the procedures currently used for primary headache in childhood and adulthood, the methodological approaches and existing scientific evidence. The safety of the therapeutic options is also classified. These methods include physiotherapy, neural therapy, acupuncture, homeopathy, phytotherapy and the intake of dietary supplements. For children and adolescents with headaches, there are studies in the field of dietary supplements for coenzyme Q10, riboflavin, magnesium and vitamin D, which indicate specific effects in the reduction of headaches.

Translated title of the contribution
Complementary and supplementary procedures in the treatment of headache


Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)448-460
Number of pages13
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2023

External IDs

PubMed 37432483
Mendeley acb80a26-251f-3c10-8032-26af6c197c21
WOS 001027708700002



  • Acupuncture, Dietary supplements, Migraine disorders, Neural therapy, Physical therapy modalities, Humans, Acupuncture Therapy, Headache/therapy, Adolescent, Migraine Disorders/therapy, Complementary Therapies/methods, Child, Dietary Supplements, Acupuncture, Dietary supplements, Migraine disorders, Neural therapy, Physical therapy modalities