Migraines - What Will Help?

December 21st, 2005

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.

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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

“I have recently used your Natural products for severe headache/migraine. For many months I have been trying various drugs etc, and have in fact been referred to a specialist because of the lack of relief I have received from these drugs. I decided to ship to England your products, I have combined the MiGone Plus with PureCalm and have received an amazing relief from my problems. I have used the products for three weeks and they have changed the quality of my life completely. I wholeheartedly endorse these products, and have become an Affiliate of this company. Thank you NativeRemedies.com” - David, USA

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:

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.

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Yoga Beginner - Getting It Right

December 21st, 2005

When it comes to promoting relaxation and reducing stress, nothing beats Yoga. Unfortunately this isn’t the case for everyone. Most people who quit Yoga think they fail because they are unable to get the positions and technique right. In fact, the reason they fail is that they put too much importance on getting the positions and technique right.

I do not profess to be a master of Yoga. In fact, I am a beginner, with very little skill. However I have taught drumming for many years, and the pitfalls are similar. Here is my advice for Yoga beginners.

Week 1 - Enjoy the activity:

Grab a beginner Yoga video and set up your mat in a place that you can be comfortable and alone (there’s no room for self-consciousness in this step). Go through the exercises, but act as though you are a six year old having fun, rather than an adult worrying about technique. Try all of the positions, don’t worry if there are some you can’t perform right away, modify as necessary.

Week 2 - Examine the sensations:

By this time your body has probably memorized the routine (if you have been having fun and not obsessing about technique, your body will have learnt the movements quickly). Try to concentrate on your breathing. Be aware of how oxygen and energy are flowing to, from, and through the various body parts. Feel the release of Tension and sensations in your muscles.

Week 3 and beyond - Observe the instructor

Most likely you have been improving your technique throughout, without even trying. You have probably figured out which Yoga exercises are the easiest for you, and which are more difficult. Concentrate on the position you are most comfortable with. You are most likely so at ease with this position that you don’t even have to think about it anymore. The breathing and motions should be second nature by now, so you can begin to observe and emulate details in the instructor’s technique. Continue this step for each exercise.

Many people will try to learn Yoga, and other activities, by only using the method I explained in week three. Many instructors are guilty of teaching this way. Unfortunately, beginners who start by obsessing about their technique may never enjoy what is described in week 1 or week 2.

About the Author

Mark Altman is the webmaster of www.soundsleeping.com, a web page containing free relaxing music, sleep-aids, relaxation advice, stress reducing tips and an active discussion.

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Eliminate Insomnia and Maximize the Restorative Powers of Sleep

December 21st, 2005

If you suffer from Insomnia then it is time for you to try a new approach in obtaining a restful night�s sleep. Combining research from the world�s most esteemed sleep labs with powerful hypnosis techniques, this program will help you with all three types of insomnia:

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If you are tired of staring at the ceiling night after night or watching the clock�s hands tick closer to what is supposed to be �waking time� then it�s time you tried a new approach. If you’ve tried counting sheep, sleeping pills, or �relaxation� CDs � you know that these are not long-term solutions. What you need is a proven and long-term resolution to your sleep problems.

This hypnosis-based program will help you get the amount of sleep that is optimal for you. Sleep deprivation has many negative effects, such as drowsiness during waking hours, aches and pains, crankiness, oversleeping, and even weight gain. If you’re reading this, you’re probably experiencing these symptoms.

Sleep Mastery was created by Roberta Temes, Ph.D., author of The Complete Idiots Guide to Hypnosis and the editor of Medical Hypnosis, the first medical school textbook about hypnosis. Dr. Temes has helped hundreds of people from all over the world experience a good night�s sleep. Sleep Mastery can help you eliminate Insomnia and consistently get a good night�s sleep.

Once you experience the regenerative effects of getting a good night�s sleep, you�ll wish you had this program much sooner.

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Yogic Gaze - Trataka

December 19th, 2005

Trataka means steady gazing. It is a very simple and beautiful Meditation technique.

Method:

In this a regular Candle is used, however any other object of choice can be used. The Candle is set up at an arm’s distance, level with eyes, and steady gazing is first done with the eyes open. After some time, the eyes are closed, and the after image inside the mind is used for gazing. Try not to move through out the practice. Relax your breath , let it lengthen, deepen.

Benefits:

*It improves the optic function, both external and internal, such as poor eyesight and visualization abilities. *It helps develop Concentration and mental resolve. *Develops the ability to maintain one-pointedness in amongst the noise and distractions of daily life. * Develops the psychic eye, that is the ability to “see” or understand what is inside and beyond the obvious

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Aromatherapy Blends To Reduce Irritability

December 19th, 2005

The blends below can help reduce irritability. When selecting and using oils, be sure to follow all safety precautions and remember that aromatherapy should not be used as a substitute for proper medical treatment.

Blend #1

Blend #2

Blend #3

Blend #4

Blend #5

Directions:

Select one of the blends shown above. Then, choose which method you’d like to use the blend - Diffuser, bath oil, massage oil or air freshener

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Sleepless Night Tea

December 19th, 2005

1 part Chamomile flowers 1 part Catnip herb 1 part Lemon Balm herb 1 part Passion Flower

Use a heaping teaspoon and steep 10 minutes in boiling water. Sweeten with honey or molasses to taste.

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Breathing, Oxygen and Yoga

December 18th, 2005

There are a growing number of people drawn to the health benefits of Yoga. For good reasons. The deep breathing exercises taught in some schools of Yoga cater to the healthy living of every cell in our bodies.

Many people don’t realize that every cell in our bodies requires oxygen on a continual basis in order to have active metabolism. The cells of all glands and organs require active metabolism in order for those glands and organs to be functional and productive, and we cannot maintain a state of good health for long without their function.

Once we understand this basic principle we can look at our modern sedentary lifestyle and see that it is not the most conducive to health. Coming from nature where all the creatures are moving the majority of the time - we also were designed with motion in mind.

When we do move two things spontaneously occur: first, the activity engages muscles which produce carbon dioxide through their metabolism; this triggers deeper breathing in order to eliminate the carbon dioxide and to acquire more oxygen for continued muscular activity.

Second: the activity stimulates better Circulation in both the Cardiovascular and lymphatic systems, so that both oxygen and other nutrients can be distributed throughout the body.

The lack of activity that usually comes with a desk job, or sitting at a computer all day, is really not to our benefit. Not only does our Circulation become more sluggish and our breathing very shallow but all the brain activity also requires fair amounts of oxygen, and this type of activity does not stimulate sufficient deeper breathing nor better Circulation. Consequently we fall into oxygen depletion.

The result is known as the oxidative stress, produced at a cellular level by cells in a panic because they are suffocating, and communicated up to the brain as stressful Anxiety. Both this stress level and the oxygen deficit are damaging to the entire body.

When these conditions remain for long periods of time they lead to a degeneration of our internal organs and subsequent malfunctions.

How many people accept that they have stressful jobs? Yet this situation could easily be alleviated by breathing breaks and exercise breaks instead of coffee breaks, or even as well as coffee breaks. Looking into the health statistics of our modern society we can see rising numbers of a variety of immune deficient and degenerative diseases. Should we continue to go this route or would it be better to start applying some simple solutions now?

The science of Yoga has many practical methods of reversing the trend. It does not require amazing flexibility nor acrobatic feats to promote a better state of health. Simple movement and deeper breathing would suffice and these can be done right in the office.

Breathing can be practiced sitting in an office chair for example, so why not change the direction of our health trends. Deep breathing does not require a huge amount of effort, and oxygen is still free, not even taxable.

About the Author

David Goulet has been a certified international Yoga teacher since 1972. David and his wife Marina offer Yoga Teacher Training in Victoria British Columbia and beautiful beach island of Koh Phangan in South Thailand. Visit his website here.

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Headache Inhalant

December 18th, 2005

1 d. Rose oil 1 d. Basil oil 1 d. Orange oil 1 d. Rosemary oil

Mix together in palm of hand. Rub hands together briskly and cup over nose and mouth. Inhale deeply through nose 3 times. Wipe off excess oils on a tissue or cotton pad and place in baggie for use throughout the day.

Do NOT get into eyes. If you get Essential Oils into eyes, flush with a vegetable oil, NOT with water!

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What Is Stress? What Are Its Effects?

December 18th, 2005

Stress can be defined as a response of the body to demands placed on it and can be either positive or negative.

Some stress is necessary for optimal functioning. It�s what enables us to give interesting presentations, makes sporting events fun to watch, serves as a protection in dangerous situations, and motivation and energy in challenging ones. People perceive demands differently and what can be motivating for one may be distressing to another.

When the body faces a stressful event, your central nervous system gets ready for action. Certain areas of your brain activate hormones which in turn activate adrenalin. All of this happens within a matter of seconds � you know it�s kicked in when you feel your heart beating faster and your face flush. In the meantime, seventeen other hormones are being released, sending the body into a hyperactive state.

Sugars stored in the liver are released providing quick energy. Your red blood cells release more oxygen, your stomach goes into hibernation allowing more blood to reach your brain and muscles in preparation for flight. Your intestines are affected � either constricting or � yikes, relaxing! If allowed, your body will finally relax after the threat passes.

The problems lie when we are in a chronic state of arousal whether through repeated acute episodes of stress or prolonged chronic states such as through poverty, unemployment, grief and other long term situations.

In episodic acute and chronic stress, your body hasn�t had a chance to turn off the switch and recent research has confirmed negative health effects ranging from cardiac damage, increased susceptibility to viruses, increased Headaches, Insomnia, GERD, skin problems, stroke and other health issues.

How Do You Respond to Stress?

When experiencing stress, you may be affected totally, not only in your body but also in your emotional reactions, your personal thoughts, and your relations with others.

The following list of stress symptoms contains the most typical reactions to stress. It can also help you begin focusing on ways to manage stress.

Physical

Headaches, Fatigue, Insomnia, Weight change, Colds, Digestive upsets, Accident prone, Teeth grinding, Restlessness, Alcohol, drug, or tobacco use, Shoulders tighten up or ache, Pounding heart rate.

Mental

Forgetfulness, Dull senses, Poor Concentration, Low productivity, Negative attitude, Confusion, Lethargy, No new ideas, Boredom.

Emotional

Anxiety, The “blues”, Mood swings, Bad temper, Crying spells, Irritability, Depression, Nervous laugh, Worrying, Easily discouraged.

Social

Isolation, Resentment, Loneliness, Lashing out, Clamming up, Lowered sex drive, Nagging, Fewer contacts with friends.

Look over the symptoms you’ve experienced and circle those that occur frequently or regularly.

Study your list. Which symptoms cause you the most concern? Are you aware when they are happening to you? Can you stop them from happening? Do you see a pattern in your symptoms? Are they mostly physical? Do they usually involve other people? This might give you a clue in directing your stress management program.

About the author

Cathy Gariety is a Registered Nurse and CEO of Gariety Group Consulting - a firm specializing in stress management providing services to individuals, corporate and healthcare facilities. She is also Editor of their Stress Buster newsletter. Email stresscoach@getresponse.com for a complimentary Mini Stress Management E-Course delivered to your email address once per week for four weeks.

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Meditation and Relaxation Isn’t Enough?

December 15th, 2005

We�ve unwittingly scheduled our time so that it�s difficult to get off the roller coaster long enough to take stock of our lives and see that we are doing too much � we have too much on our plate.

We are making sure we take that thirty minutes per day for ourselves, praying or doing Meditation, eating as well as we think we can, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, playing sports and numerous other things we�ve read about that might reduce stress. We�ve used time management skills in order to accomplish more. Tomorrow we wake up and repeat the entire process again. It�s no longer unusual � it�s accepted and expected.

We live in a society that values activity. A friend calls on the phone and asks what we�re doing. We answer, �Keeping busy.� We�re so busy being active that we haven�t taken the time to consider alternatives to the methods we�re presently using to manage stress.

There might be a better way to manage if we could slow down long enough to recognize it, analyze it and plan for it. Our emphasis has shifted from prevention to relief.

I�m going to introduce some new concepts to you regarding prevention. I want to shift your thinking from stress relief to stress management. We are going to have stressors in life. Life happens. It�s unrealistic to expect otherwise but there are steps we can take to make it manageable and realistic.

In addition to the relief measures we use in our day to day life, we are going to shift our way of thinking to bring lasting change. I�ll admit it�s easier to concentrate on short term, immediate gratification with measures such as relaxation and Meditation but unless we evaluate the root causes of our stress, we will continue to suffer. We can continue to go with the flow or we can choose to be proactive.

We are now familiar with the havoc that having chronic stress in our lives does to our bodies. It�s time to turn off that switch and feel our heart rates come back to normal.

I�m going to ask you to complete a different kind of stress assessment. Give it some thought and take the week to work on it. Be aware of how you react to situations, be perceptive. How you think you react may be entirely different than how you actually do.

Stress Assessment

* Do you find yourself easily irritated?

* Do you fail to see the humor in situations others find funny?

* Do you feel you have the time to complete your to do list?

* Are you in a supervisory position at work or a parent of under age children?

* Do you find it irritating when others have an opposing view?

* Would you prefer to finish tasks yourself instead of asking for help?

* Are you currently unemployed or underemployed?

* Do you have a spiritual life?

* Do you frequently find yourself using the terms: �Awful� or

* Catastrophe?�

* How often do you think to yourself, �I can�t do this.� Or, "I can�t stand this.�

* Are you going through a divorce, break up of a long term

* relationship or grieving the loss of a loved one?

* Have you recently relocated or are you planning to?

* Do you find yourself waiting until the last minute for

* deadlines?

* Do you take care of yourself, ie: diet, exercise, grooming?

* Do you have supportive relationships with family and friends?

* Do you have difficulty saying �No� to people?

* Do you have teenage children?

* Are your surroundings organized, clean and comfortable?

* Do you follow a budget or have a plan to pay expenses?

* Are you satisfied with your relationship with your significant other?

* Do you frequently feel your boss asks too much of you?

* Do you have Insomnia?

* Do you eat too much or too little?

* Do you frequently find yourself pacing or wringing your hands?

* Do you or someone close to you have legal matters pending?

* Do you or someone close to you have health issues?

Print this page out and use the assessment to determine the stressors present in your life. The greater number, the more you need increased strategies for management.

Watch for additional articles that suggest the methods we encourage for lasting management.

About the author

Cathy Gariety is a Registered Nurse and CEO of Gariety Group Consulting - a firm specializing in stress management providing services to individuals, corporate and healthcare facilities. She is also Editor of their Stress Buster newsletter. Email stresscoach@getresponse.com for a complimentary Mini Stress Management E-Course delivered to your email address once per week for four weeks

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