by Allison Yu
According to the Migraine Research Foundation, “Migraine is an extraordinarily prevalent neurological disease, affecting 39 million men, women and children in the U.S. and one billion worldwide.” The organization also reports that 18 percent of American women, 6 percent of men, and 10 percent of children experience migraines. Migraine tends to run in families. About 90 percent of migraine sufferers have a family history of migraine. More than 90 percent of sufferers are unable to work or function normally during their migraine, which means it is a chronic disease that significantly diminishes quality of life.