‘Spiritual Meditation Plus Medication: The Best Medicine for Migraines?’, http://www.alphagalileo.org/ViewItem.aspx?ItemId=167556&CultureCode=en, Behavioral Medicine, AlphaGalileo (02 September 2016).
In this study, 92 meditation-naïve participants with frequent migraines (>2 per month) were randomly assigned to one of four groups that used a meditation phrase or technique: (1) Spiritual Meditation (exp. “God is love”), (2) Internally Focused Secular Meditation (exp. “I am content”), (3) Externally Focused Secular Meditation (exp. “Sand is soft,”), or (4) Progressive Muscle Relaxation (technique). (…) Migraine frequency decreased significantly in the Spiritual Meditation group compared to other groups. (…) Medication usage for migraine headaches had a sharper decline in the Spiritual Meditation group compared to other groups.
Effect of Different Meditation Types on Migraine Headache Medication Use, Behavioral Medicine, Amy B. Wachholtz, Christopher D. Malone, & Kenneth I. Pargament, DOI: 10.1080/08964289.2015.1024601, URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/08964289.2015.1024601