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Submission deadline: 01 November 2021
Special Issue Editor
  • Yasemin Cayir
    Ataturk University, Research and Practice Center for Acupuncture and Complementary Therapy Modalities Erzurum, Turkey
    Interests: Acupuncture; Chronic pain; Headache; Migraine; Integrative medicine
Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Headaches are common problems in daily clinical practice that is encountered by family physicians, neurologists and neurosurgeons. Nearly 90% of men/women have at least one type of headache in each year. Most of these patients can experience recurrent headaches. According to the International Headache Society, migraine with and without aura, tension headaches and cluster headaches constitute most primary headaches. Secondary headaches are symptoms of any organic diseases. There are many researches about headache; however, there is still a gap in this field. Particularly, mechanism of the headache attacks, the relationship with other neurological disorders, the role of genetic, effect on daily life and quality of life.

For an upcoming Special Issue (Headache) in the Journal of Integrative Neuroscience (SCI-E and pubmed indexed), we invite researchers to contribute their original research articles, short communications, mini-reviews, opinions or systematic review articles about all type of headache. We also encourage researchers all around the world to disseminate their studies or reviews not only among adults but also among children. We hope this special issue will stimulate the continuing efforts to better understand all type of headache, relationship between other neurologic disorders, integrative therapy options and public health aspects. Potential topics may include;

  • COVID-19 and headache 
    ● Childhood migraine and screen addiction
    ● Biochemical alterations during the headache attacks
    ● Sleep disorders and headache
    ● New treatment options for determining of headaches 
    ● Useful screening scales for headache
    ● Population based studies on primary headaches
    ● Genetic researches about headache
    ● Effect of complementary therapies (such as acupuncture, neural therapy, cupping therapy) on headache.

Prof. Dr. Yasemin Cayir

Guest Editor

Tension headache
Migraine with aura
Migraine without aura
Cluster headache
Trigeminal autonomic cephalalgia
Manuscript Submission Information

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