Contents include:- What is Migraine, Causes of Migraine & Solutions.
What is a Migraine?
Migraines are far more than “just” a sever head ache. The text books describe a migraine as “hemi-cranial” (half head) so it is not an all over head pain.
1) Typically, but not always, it starts with a “sparkly” edged loss of vision affecting the edges of vision.
2) After that you get severe pain in half the head
3) You will probably get nausea and the pain is so severe you can not function at all
4) The problem can last for a few hours and in worse cases a few days
Lie down in darkened room and try to relax
Magnetic necklace although these are best used preventatively see C) below
Headband with magnets
Neck support and spot magnets dependent on cause see below
The main triggers for a Migraine seem to be
A) Body chemistry –Hormonal
B) Stress and tension- Emotional
C) Physical Muscular disruption to the blood supply to the head
D) Food intolerance- see conclusions below
A) Body chemistry, these Migraines usually occur in a pattern that is at regular time related intervals. In women this is often connected to the menstruation cycle
Keep a diary to establish the cycle or pattern and learn the “advance warning” signs than at first sign- or when an attack due-
Wear a Magnetic necklace
Wear a Magnetic headband
Lie down and try to relax in dark room
B) Stress and tension which start emotional trauma in the brain which in turn triggers the Migraine. The mechanism may be that the stress causes a tightening of muscles see C) below
Try to learn techniques that reduce tension; i.e. Mediation Yoga Tai Chi
Wear a magnetic neck support at night when you are tense
At first sign of tightening muscles apply Ferrite 800 Spot magnets S-1 and S-2 onto the tight areas
C) Physical, in this type of trigger you often get a tightening of the muscular structure in the upper back. There is an area between the spine and the shoulder blades where the muscles get very tight and this extends up into the neck. This seems to reduce the blood supply to the head and this in turn triggers the Migraine. The tightening may be due to stress but can also be due to over use of muscles.
At the first sign of tightening muscles apply Ferrite 800 Spot magnets S-1 and S-2 onto the tight areas
Practice some form of relaxation
If the Migraine has taken hold and too late for reduction methods- Lie down in darken room
Headband with magnets
Migraines are very debilitating and can ruin the victim’s life; even those who suffer infrequently find that the fear of an attack causes problems. Try to keep a record and establish a pattern; see if the pattern is related to any particular activity or to a particular food. Some people do have Migraines as a reaction to certain foods. One often quoted is chocolate but other food intolerances may be triggers. The Migraine may not occur for some time after consumption of the offending food, as it takes time to digest and separate the chemicals that you may be intolerant to. It may seem laborious to keep a diary of what you eat when you eat and your activities but if you can prevent an attack it is all worthwhile. The solutions shown above will apply once the trigger has started the Migraine.
To find out more please visit www.magnetictherapy.co.uk at this site you will also find details of an “on line” course in Magnetic Therapy.
About the Author
Having trained as a technical engineer in electro magnetic motors I then spent many years studying, with the leading teachers of the time, holistic forms of health care. Including Shiatsu and Acupuncture. In the later part of this time I started to investigate the use of magnets as part of health care
I have treated thousands of patients using this experience and knowledge;
1983/4 studied Shiatsu at the East West Centre in London and continued studies with Harold Dull, Waturi Ohashi, Yamomoto etc
1984 to 1986 studied massage/ anatomy/ physiology/ acupuncture and homoeopathy with the Association of Natural Medicines.
Now retired from providing treatments that incorporate Shiatsu, Acupressure, Magnet Therapy, Moxibustion and advice on herbal, flower and homoeopathic remedies.
I have developed an on line course of instruction in Magnetic Therapy
Author of books on the I Ching and Magnet Therapy ( The practical guide to magnet
therapy pub Godsfield Press and Magnet healing pub Time Life.) but now concentrating on the “on line magnetic therapy course” and working on other books