Migraine

Migraine is one of the most easily treated disorders. It affects about 17% of women and 9% of men. It is highly affected by menstrual cycles and particularly aggravated by the PILL, which I think is dangerous for anyone. There are many possible effective alternative treatments, ALL BETTER AND SAFER THAN ANY DRUG!!

  1. Temperature biofeedback. Those who LEARN to raise temperature of the index finger to 96 degrees mentally within 5 minutes reduce severity and frequency by 84%.
  2. Ring of Fire: Stimulation daily with the SheLi TENS™ reduces frequency and severity by 75%; almost twice as good as the ”best” drug for prophylaxis, Depakote, which has MANY complications. Indeed, I will not recommend that drug.
  3. Computerized cervical traction: Daily for two weeks. Excellent adjunct and reduces or eliminates many types of headache long-term
  4. Autogenic training, even without biofeedback is tremendously useful
  5. Food sensitivities: Two-thirds of migraineurs reduce frequency markedly by avoiding wheat, corn, eggs, citrus, milk products, peanuts, chocolate, red wine, cheese, pickled herring. After 6 weeks or so, if headaches are markedly improved, add back one of these food groups, except red wine, each week to see which must be permanently avoided
  6. NO aspartame; no smoking; no pop, no coffee, no MSG
  7. Biogenics Magnesium Lotion. All migraineurs are deficient in magnesium.
  8. Riboflavin, vitamin B2, 400 mg daily is helpful in some patients.
  9. Natural progesterone cream, ? tsp on skin twice daily from 10 to 28th day of cycle or until next cycle begins, whichever is earliest.
  10. Get and Do my book 90 DAYS TO STRESS-FREE LIVING. Stress reduction is essential for migraineurs—and everyone else! Tryptophan 1000 mg 3 or 4 times daily plus 45 mg of lithium orotate is often helpful.
  11. Taurine 1000 mg, three times daily may be helpful.
  12. Take good multivitamin/mineral supplement such as my Essentials and Youth Formula.