What causes headaches and migraines?
Doctors have different theories about the causes of migraines and headaches. Most doctors agree, however, that they have multiple causes and that it is important to do a thorough examination if you have recurring headaches.
Here are a few of the most common causes:
- Stress and tension are high up on the list of culprits. Stress causes the muscles in the neck and head to tense up, thereby constricting blood flow to the brain
- Migraine may be preceded by a spasm of the arteries leading to the brain, once again diminishing blood flow to the brain
- Hormonal fluctuations may cause headache or migraine. This may also be linked to the contraceptive pill
- Buildup of toxins and poor liver functioning can also be responsible, reducing the body’s ability to eliminate toxins from the diet or the environment
- Certain foods may trigger migraine in susceptible people. The most common are chocolate, cheese, nuts, alcohol and MSG
- Low blood sugar levels and dehydration can also bring on headache, especially if you have skipped a meal.
In naturopathic medicine, headache and migraine is seen as a ‘toxic’ condition and a signal from the body that there is an imbalance in organ functioning.
Naturopaths will treat the condition, rather than the symptom only and the goal is therefore to restore health and proper organ functioning, not only to relieve pain symptomatically.
What is MiGone Plus and how does it work?
MiGone Plus is especially formulated by a Clinical Psychologist and is a concentrated medicinal extract of three Herbs especially chosen to address three of the principle underlying causes of chronic headache and migraine:
Tanecetum parthenium (Feverfew) is a well-known medicinal herb and one of the most widely respected in the prophylactic (preventative) treatment of migraine and chronic headache. There are many clinical studies to support its effectiveness in significantly reducing or completely eliminating the occurrence and the severity of chronic headache and migraine.
Scientific research has demonstrated that Feverfew contains a range of compounds called sesquiterpene lactones, the principle ingredient being parthenolide. Parthenolide has been scientifically shown to prevent excessive clumping of blood platelets and to reduce the release of certain pain inducing chemicals and inflammatory compounds.
It has also been shown to make smooth muscle in the walls of cerebral blood vessels less reactive to vaso-constrictors - thereby relaxing constricted blood vessels and increasing blood flow to the brain.
Silybum marianus (Milk Thistle) is regarded as one of the most important herbal liver tonics and restoratives. As is the case with Feverfew, medical use of Milk Thistle may be traced back more than 2000 years.
Like Feverfew, Milk Thistle has been subject to many clinical trials which clearly demonstrate its effectiveness. It is frequently recommended to counteract the harmful effects of alcohol and other drugs on the liver and clinical studies have shown that it helps the liver to return to normal functioning once drinking has stopped.
Scientific analysis of Milk Thistle shows that it contains a flavonoid complex called silymarin, which is largely responsible for the medical benefits of this herb. Silymarin is a powerful anti-oxidant and can block the entrance of toxins into the liver and remove toxins at cellular level, thereby resulting in regeneration of liver cells and improved liver functioning. This would have a direct impact on overall systemic health as the liver is one of the most important organs in the body.
Passiflora incarnata is a tropical herb which has been used since the 19th century for nervous conditions. Modern research supports traditional usage and clinical trials have demonstrated the relaxing and anti-anxiety effects of Passiflora. Passiflora is often recommended to treat anxiety and reduce tension and is also very useful in reducing the withdrawal symptoms of recovering drug addicts and alcoholics.
Medical analysis has shown that Passiflora contains flavonoids which are responsible for its calming and anti-anxiety effects.
MiGone Plus does more than just remove pain.
Prescription painkillers and synthetic drugs used to treat migraine and chronic headache may reduce the pain associated with these conditions, but do not address the causes.
This means that the person must continue to suffer and be dependent on the use of painkillers. The ‘rebound effect’ of many painkillers is well-known but seldom discussed in medical circles.
In essence, the ‘rebound effect’ means that continued use of some synthetic painkillers can be the cause of future headaches, making the person dependent on the drug indefinitely.
The chemicals in synthetic drugs can also accumulate in the liver, reducing liver functioning and overall health.
Are you addicted to synthetic painkillers?
Many synthetic painkillers contain chemicals that can result in dependency, which leads to daily use of the drug and withdrawal effects when it is stopped. This is both expensive and very bad for one’s health.
The effects of long term and regular use of some synthetic painkillers are not yet fully researched. Anyone who finds themselves needing to take prescription and OTC painkillers regularly should consult their health care practitioner for help.
Use MiGone Plus to:
- Prevent migraines and chronic headaches, including cluster headaches
- Reduce muscle tension and spasm
- Stop tension headaches before they start
- Relieve the symptoms of arthritis
- Improve liver functioning and the elimination of toxins
- Relax and reduce anxiety and tension
- Prevent menstrual cramps
How has MiGone helped others?
“Julia (married, 33 years old) came to see me on the advice of her doctor. She was suffering from recurring headaches and migraines. Medical investigation revealed no obvious cause and her doctor was concerned that Julia’s headaches were psychological in origin. During her first consultation, she told me that she was taking over-the-counter painkillers on a daily basis and found that she needed stronger and stronger tablets to ease the pain of her headaches. Apart from the stress related to caring for a young family, Julia did not seem to have any particular problems which could be causing her chronic headaches and migraines and there was no sign of an underlying problem from her childhood. I told her about the ‘rebound effect’ of painkilling tablets and that it was possible that the very medication that she was taking to relieve her headaches was also causing them to recur. Together, Julia and I decided that we would beat her headaches once and for all! I put her on a detox diet and recommended that she take MiGone daily, cautioning her that it might take a month or more for her to see positive effects. During the first week, Julia’s headaches continued and she used PureCalm to relax and help with the pain. By the second week, her headaches were less frequent and much less severe and Julia was beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel. When she visited me at the end of the fourth week, Julia had experienced only one mild headache in the previous 10 days and she was really feeling the benefits of the detox. diet! At her three months follow up visit, Julia was headache free and very proud of herself! It just goes to show that, even though headaches and migraines are often caused by psychological factors, this is not always the case. Had Julia’s doctor been more knowledgeable about herbal medicines, he may have been able to save her a trip to the psychologist!” - Michele Carelse Clinical Psychologist:- Feelgood Counseling.
“After years of headaches I tried MiGone. I am now completely off the pain tablets for the first time since I can remember” William, UK
“My headaches are linked to stress and I usually have a few headaches every week, with one really big one once or twice a month. I had all sorts of tests but they could find nothing wrong with me. My doctor suggested that i take medication, which i did not want to do, so I tried MiGone capsules. After two weeks the headaches became less and less frequent and I have only had one headache in the past 6 weeks. I really can’t see why doctors don’t recommend MiGone instead of harmful drugs! Thanks for your help!” - Melinda, USA
“Thank you for your wonderful products, especially Mi-Gone Plus! I have been a sufferer of cluster headaches since my teens and no-one could find the cause. The money I spent on pain medication was no joke and it always made me feel sick the next day. Since taking a course of Mi-Gone I have only had one attack, which was quite mild and went away sooner than usual.” - Karen, USA
“I wanted to write and recommend Mi-Gone Plus to anyone who suffers from migraine like I do. It has made a tremendous difference!” - Steward, USA
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How do I take MiGone Plus?
MiGone Plus must be used daily to prevent the occurrence of chronic headaches and migraine.
Dilute 10-15 drops in 1/4 glass of juice or water three times daily for six weeks. Thereafter 10 drops twice daily for a further six weeks. Repeat once or twice a year if necessary.
An initial six weeks course is recommended at full dosage, followed by a further six weeks at half dosage.Some people may need a repeat course once or twice a year, depending on lifestyle and dietary factors.
An additional dose may be taken at the early onset of migraine or headache. This often stops the pain in its tracks.
Caution: Safety during pregnancy or breastfeeding has not yet been established.
MiGone Plus can be used in conjunction with other remedies for comprehensive treatment of certain conditions. Here are some examples:
- Use MiGone Plus with MindSoothe and PureCalm when headaches are associated with depression, anxiety and stress
- Use MiGone Plus with Detox Drops if there has been a period of heavy eating, drinking or drug use or exposure to environmental toxins.
- Use MiGone Plus with Don Quai and Femalite if headaches are associated with the menstrual cycle
- Use MiGone Plus with MellowPause for headaches related to menopause
- Use MiGone Plus with ImmunityPlus to boost immune functioning and increase resistance to illness and disease
- Use MiGone Plus with StudyPlus for headaches linked to a heavy study load
How soon will MiGone Plus help me?
MiGone Plus must be taken regularly and can take 4 - 6 weeks to show full results, although improvement is often noticed earlier.
How long will a bottle last?
One bottle of MiGone Plus will last 25-30 days.