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Monthly Archives: February 2013

Focus on…Migraines!

Migraine is a condition that is defined by a painful headache and nausea, often accompanied with an increased sensitivity to light and sound, vomiting and a pulsating sensation, which is usually only present in one side of the head. Typically, a migraine can last from a few hours to as long as three days, and approximately 75% of sufferers are female. Signs that a migraine is imminent include the Prodrome phase (typically involving mood swings, fatigue and muscle tightness) followed by the Aura phase (visible bright flashes, dizziness and loss of sensation in extremities).

Triggers for a migraine include stress, changes in sleep and eating patterns, foods containing monosodium glutamate (MSG) or tyramine (red wine, certain cheeses, smoked fish and chicken livers, among others) and sensory overloads (such as bright lights, loud noises and certain odors).

Migraines are treated preventatively, and a few treatments will clear up most migraine Imagepatterns, permanently! This is great news and should be more well-known, if you ask me.

We have worked with migraine patients, (classic, cluster, and variations on the theme) for the last 25 years, and our surveys have shown close to 100% improvement on virtually all the patients we have treated. The points chosen are usually on the upper back, neck, ear, abdomen, and the temple area of the head. Leg points are also relevant. Each person is evaluated individually – history and other problems (symptoms) are taken into consideration, so the treatment points will vary. The treatment is painless and gentle.