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Migraine – Pain Relief by Remote Control

So severe is their migraine pain that some people are now to be offered a new electrical solution. The new device is an electrical stimulator that can be operated by a remote control. Clinical trials have suggested that it can ease pain as well as reducing nausea, sickness and sensitivity to light and sound.

The device consists of a rechargeable generator which is inserted just under the skin in the neck, back or chest. Electrodes are attached to nerves at the back of the neck that supply feeling to the back half of the head.

When switched on by the migraine sufferer with a small hand held remote control pulsed electrical signals stimulate tightened nerves. The intensity of the signals can be turned up or down as needed. A slight tingling feeling may be felt around the area of the implant.

With over 25 million Americans and 5.6 million Britons suffering migraine headache researchers are eager to find a cure. About three times as many women are affected thought to be due to hormonal influences. A number of theories about the cause of migraine have been put forward but the exact cause is not known.

A long held theory was that the contraction and expansion of blood vessels in the head was the cause of pain. The latest research suggests that genetics and a disorder in the brain itself cause electrical changes rather than the blood vessels being involved.

Certainly there are different triggers for different people and as with most conditions there appear to be a number of factors involved rather than just one cause.

Whilst drugs have their uses many people are gaining control over their migraines with natural health remedies. Finding and avoiding the triggers while taking specific vitamins, minerals and herbal remedies have enabled many people to transform their lives.

Triple therapy with natural remedies is gaining in popularity as sufferers seek relief without the worrying side effects of drugs. A combination of a higher than usual dose of Vitamin B 2, magnesium and the herbal remedy Feverfew is having extraordinary results for many in 4 – 6 weeks.

As with all health problems a proper diagnosis from a doctor is advised to rule out other possible causes of headache before trying out migraine remedies.

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Cluster Headache Pain Cured with Oxygen

Pure oxygen relieved the pain of cluster headache in 78% of people in 15 minutes in a new trial at the Institute of Neurology, London, England. Cluster headaches affect 1% of the population and tend to occur mostly in men.

Cluster headaches are excruciating headaches that are often brief but can occur many times a day in clusters and last several weeks. Visual symptoms and nausea are not usually present as in migraine headache. There may be long periods of remission when the person does not experience any for many months.

Migraine headaches are experienced by 15% of the population in both men and women although women tend to have three times as many attacks as men thought due to monthly hormonal changes.

There are biochemical, hormonal and blood vessel changes in both cluster headaches and migraine although what exactly causes these changes is not yet clear.

Many natural health practitioners believe that both cluster headaches and migraine have the same underlying triggers. These triggers can be food and chemical intolerance, blood sugar imbalance, stress factors, excessive exercise, nutritional deficiencies and hormonal imbalance or fluctuations especially in women. Identifying and eliminating the triggers will ultimately cure the headache.

Returning to the oxygen treatment Christian Goodman has discovered that boosting oxygen in the brain can cure all types of headaches. While cluster headaches can be cured by breathing pure oxygen from a tank it does not prevent them from returning.

To permanently cure migraine and other headaches you must ensure your brain has enough oxygen all the time. His simple but highly effective step-by-step program teaches you how to boost your oxygen levels by 20% to permanently cure your headache.

 

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Migraine Drugs Cause Headaches

Have you been diagnosed with chronic migraine for which you take pain killers? Consider the fact that you may have migraines plus daily headaches caused by the very pills you take to relieve migraine.

Scientists revealed yesterday that half a million women have migraines caused by the drugs they take to cure them. Taking too many pain killers can cause the body to stop producing its own natural pain reducing substances. This results in rebound headaches. When you stop the painkiller you get a headache so you have to take some more.

Director of clinical research at the City of London Migraine Clinic Ann MacGregor called for a national campaign to warn people of the risks. She stated that many of her patients had rebound headaches when they started using analgesics such as paracetamol or triptans, drugs that treat migraine.

To get rid of migraines for good you have to find and treat the underlying causes or triggers Migraines can be triggered by food or chemical intolerance, low blood sugar or blood sugar imbalances, going without food for long periods, alcohol, changes in weather, hormonal fluctuations, low magnesium levels, flashing lights and exercise in some susceptible people.

To get off painkillers for the frequent headaches you can go cold turkey which is very hard to do when you are suffering a rebound headaches. A good detox program that supports liver function could help you get off the painkillers more easily. There are many natural health remedies that you can use to help relieve the headache as well as several that can help prevent the migraines in the first place.

Some research has found that a supplement of a natural substance called 5-HTP, that is made from a plant, can reduce the frequency and severity of migraines. The herbs feverfew and butterbur have also been used successfully to prevent migraine. They have to be taken regularly for 3 months or more for the best results so don’t give up too soon.

Magnesium has been found to be low in many migraine sufferers so ensuring you have high magnesium foods such as green leafy vegetables, nuts and seeds in your diet as well as taking a supplement of 400 – 500 mg in a good absorbable form can also help.

The most successful treatment involves finding and correcting the underlying problems which in most people is more than one. The effort will be well worth it to cure your migraines.

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