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Uses of healing magnets >Migraine
What is a migraine?
A migraine is a type of headache that's often severe. Although any head pain can
be miserable, migraines are often disabling. In about 15 percent of cases, these
painful headaches are preceded by a sensory warning sign (aura), such as flashes
of light, blind spots or tingling in your arm or leg. Migraines are also often
accompanied by other symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting and extreme sensitivity
to light and sound. Migraine pain can be excruciating and may incapacitate you
for hours or even days. Fortunately, migraine pain management has improved
dramatically in the last decade.
What are the signs and symptoms of a migraine?
A typical migraine attack produces some or all of these signs and symptoms:
Moderate to severe pain 60 percent of migraine sufferers feel pain on only
one side of their head, while 40 percent experience pain on both sides
Head pain with a pulsating or throbbing quality
Pain that worsens with physical activity
Pain that hinders your regular daily activities
Nausea with or without vomiting
Sensitivity to light and sound
When left untreated, migraines typically last from four to 72 hours, but the
frequency with which they occur can vary from person to person. You may have
migraine headaches several times a month or just once or twice a year.
Not all migraines are the same. Eighty-five percent of people suffer from
migraines without auras, which were previously called common migraines. About 15
percent of adults have migraine headaches with auras, which were previously
called classic migraines. If you're in the second group, you'll likely have
auras about 15 to 30 minutes before your headache begins. They may continue
after your headache starts or even occur after your headache begins. These may
Sparkling flashes of light
Dazzling zigzag lines in your field of vision
Slowly spreading blind spots in your vision
Tingling, pins-and-needles sensations in one arm or leg
Rarely, weakness or language and speech problems
The causes of migraines
Although much about headaches still isn't understood, some researchers think
migraines may be caused by functional changes in the trigeminal nerve system, a
major pain pathway in your brain, and by imbalances in brain chemicals,
including serotonin, which regulates pain messages going through this pathway.
During a headache, serotonin levels drop. Researchers believe this causes the
trigeminal nerve to release substances called neuropeptides, which travel to
your brain's outer covering. There they cause blood vessels to become dilated
and inflamed. The result is headache pain.
Because levels of magnesium, a mineral involved in nerve cell function, also
drop right before or during migraines, it's possible that low amounts of
magnesium may cause nerve cells in the brain to misfire.
Whatever the exact mechanism of headaches, a number of things may trigger them.
Common migraine triggers reported by some people include:
Hormonal changes. Although the exact relationship between hormones and
headaches isn't clear, fluctuations in ooestrogen and progesterone seem to
trigger headaches in many women with migraines. About 60 percent of women with a
history of migraines report headaches immediately before or during their
periods. Others report more migraines during pregnancy or menopause. Hormonal
medications such as contraceptives and hormone replacement therapy also may
worsen migraine headaches.
Foods. Certain foods appear to trigger headaches in some people. Common
offenders include alcohol, especially beer and red wine; aged cheeses;
chocolate; fermented, pickled or marinated foods; aspartame; caffeine;
monosodium glutamate a key ingredient in some Asian foods; certain seasonings;
and many canned and processed foods. Skipping meals or fasting also can trigger
Stress. A period of hard work followed by relaxation may lead to a weekend
migraine. Stress at work or home also can instigate migraine headaches.
Sensory stimulus. Bright lights and sun glare can produce head pain. So can
unusual smells including pleasant scents, such as perfume and flowers, and
unpleasant odours, such as paint thinner and second hand smoke.
Physical factors. Intense physical exertion, including sexual activity, may
provoke migraines. Changes in sleep patterns including too much or too little
sleep also can be a problem.
Changes in the environment. A change of weather, season, altitude level,
barometric pressure or time zone can prompt a migraine.
Medications. Certain medications can aggravate migraine headaches.
Magnetic treatment of migraines and headaches.
Magnets are known to stimulate hormone production with in the body, it is this
action that makes magnets extremely effective in the prevention and treatment of
When magnets are placed around the head the electro magnetic pulses generated by
the magnetic field will cause increased electric activity with in the brain.
This increases conductivity between neural pathways, which in turn stimulates
the areas of the brain that are responsible for hormone production, namely the
hormones serotonin and melatonin. Serotonin is the hormone that controls mood,
commonly associated with migraine, stress and depression. Melatonin is
responsible for the internal body clock, it is associated with insomnia,
seasonal dysfunction disorder and migraine. Magnetic fields around the head will
gradually over a period of days increase the bodies levels of serotonin and
melatonin plus magnets are known to increase the blood levels of endorphins
which are known as happy hormones as they give a euphoric feeling, they also are
the bodies natural pain killers. The combination of the increase of these 3
hormones will help prevent the onset of a migraine or if you already have a
migraine it will be less intense plus the duration of the migraine will be
Common treatments for migraine are:
1. A magnetic pillow pad. If a magnetic pillow pad is used on a daily basis (
placed inside your pillowcase, on top of your normal pillow) it can actually
reduce the incidence of migraines. As a the brain is exposed to a strong
magnetic field every night the brain will be stimulated daily to increase
production of serotonin ,melatonin and endorphins. The effect of this will be
that these hormone levels do not drop to abnormal levels which would usually
trigger a migraine.
2. A magnetic head band. This is a very basis and functional strap that is
placed around the head , much like a sweat band. It contains 800 gauss/ 80 m
tesla magnets and is worn at the onset of a headache/migraine. The disadvantage
is that as you only wear when you have a headache it does not work to prevent
migraines occurring but it is effective at treating migraines once they have
commenced. Its main draw back is that it is not very attractive to wear any
many people would not like to use it in a public place. This will reduce its
effectiveness if your migraine/headache starts outside the home.
3. A magnetic eye mask. This has the same mechanism as the head band but is a
mask that covers the eyes. This is very soothing if you have a tension related
migraine or if you suffer from dizziness, flashing lights or spots obscuring
your vision during a migraine. People report that the eye mask is very effective
in the treatment of migraine pain plus in addition to wearing it at the onset
and during a migraine it can be worn every night during sleep and will have a
similar effect to that of the pillow pad.
Long term use of magnetic therapy devices can completely eradicate hormonally induced
migraines and dramatically reduce the occurrence of migraine from other causes.
Uses of healing magnets >Migraine
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