Eighty to ninety percent of all headaches are tension headaches. Scientist used to think that the tight pressing pain was caused by contraction or tightening of the muscles of the face, neck, or scalp. Now research reveals that changes in brain chemicals may also be a cause of tension headaches.
While all headaches interfere with your quality of life, about 30 million Americans suffer from migraines, a form of vascular headache that can be disabling. Symptoms and durations vary. The throbbing, pounding, extremely painful, usually one-sided headache is often accompanied by nausea, lack of appetite, vomiting and diarrhea.
A diet high in EPA/DHA Omega-3s significantly decreased headaches.
All of us need a daily supply of minerals and vitamins. But in the case of those who suffer migraine headaches, a deficiency of vitamins and minerals, especially magnesium, is known to trigger migraine headaches.
Persons who regularly experience gastrointestinal symptoms have a higher prevalence of headaches.
Interestingly, migraineurs often notice that vacation and travel trigger migraines. When most of us travel, we usually do not keep to our good eating schedule and healthy diets. Sometimes we forget to take our supplements and we eat foods that are too rich and lack fiber. "Irregularity" is a common side effect of travel. A study found that healthy elimination reduces migraines.
Some headaches may be linked to a common stomach infection. Adding Lactobacillus reduced the frequency and intensity of recurring headaches.
Vitality Coldwater Omega-3 and Vitality Omega-3 Creme Delight contain the ideal balance of DHA and EPA Omega-3 fatty acids. Vitality Pack 6 Essentials + Heart includes ProvexCV along with necessary multivitamins, minerals, and the probiotic Florify, containing a blend of 5 billion colony units of Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium lactis. An added benefit of ProvexCV and ProVex-Plus is support for vascular health.
Drink plenty of water, and when you travel you can carry convenient FiberWise Breakfast Bars and FiberWise Drink Packets.
The Melaleuca Wellness Guide recommends a gentle massage with Pain-A-Trate for 2 to 3 minutes to the back of the neck, on the temples, and on the sinuses over and under the eye area. Special care should be taken to keep Pain-A-Trate from getting into your eyes. Pain-A-Trate often relieves tight muscles and promotes blood circulation. If headaches are a regular problem, keeping a daily diary can be a way to listen to your body and help identify headache triggers that come from your diet, lifestyle, or even your sleep habits.
~ Richard M Barry
The Melaleuca Wellness Guide
Widely recognized as the definitive resource for the many questions about uses of Melaleuca products, The Melaleuca Wellness Guide features over 200 health solutions, over 150 cleaning solutions, and over 215 suggestions for cats, dogs, horses, and farm animals.
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The people below will receive a free copy of The Melaleuca Wellness Guide for submitting their stories.
Melaleuca became my best and special friend during the most difficult time of my life. I had been suffering from severe migraine headaches for as long as I can remember. The pain and pressure in my head, along with auras and some inability to speak, would send me to the nearest Emergency Room for medical help several times a month. The headaches would cripple my life for up to two weeks at a time before I would get even a few days rest, and another would come. I had seen many doctors, neurologists, pain clinics, and lastly was sent to UPMC Headache Clinic where they had given me some prescriptions. Needless to say, nothing was working.
In March 2013, after my brief hospital stay, my brother Frank moved in with me to help out. Every day for the next two weeks Frank would come home from work to find me in extreme pain, on the couch with ice packs, complaining of a migraine headache. Frank said he was going to try to help me but there were no guarantees. He handed me a bottle of T36-C5 Melaleuca Oil with the following instructions: "put a drop on each temple, then rub a drop across your forehead, apply two drops to the back of your neck and rub in a little; now sit up on the couch and deep breath in and out." I was totally amazed when, in one hour, my headache was gone. I was so excited it gave me a new burst of life. I couldn't thank my brother enough. By April 2013, I started on the Vitality-4 pack, converted my home to all Melaleuca products, and life changing events occurred. I no longer suffered from severe migraines since that day, and my blood work showed vast improvements. I thank my brother for introducing me. And I thank Melaleuca "The Wellness Company" for giving me new life with meaning!
I was diagnosed with migraine headaches in 1986. I was put on migraine prevention medicine in 1990. I am grateful that it worked. The flip side was the side effects, which included memory loss, speech hesitation, and insomnia. When I became a Melaleuca customer my first step was to detoxify my home from the over the counter cleaning products. I have nothing but Melaleuca cleaning products in my home. Over an 11 month time frame I found the vitamins and supplements that would control the migraines (with the exception of weather related migraines).
I made the commitment to slowly wean myself off the medicine. I have been off the prescription for over a year now! NO MIGRAINES! I don't even get the weather related migraines anymore. I will always be grateful to Melaleuca for the best absorbing vitamins and supplements, as well as the natural cleaning products! Headache, smeadache!!
Headache Remedy: I have suffered from migraine headaches since I was a very young child. I'm now 62. In my family they seem to be an inherited trait. My grandmother had to take daily injections, otherwise she would suffer a migraine every day.
Just a few months after Melaleuca first came to Canada I joined and learned shortly afterward that Pain-A-Trate was recommended for a variety of purposes including treating migraines. Normally a migraine would take me totally out of the world for at least 2 days - 2 days of misery with vomiting, being unable to bear any light in the room or any noise. The claims of healing seemed too good to be true but I tried it and it worked! I lightly rubbed the Pain-A-Trate across my forehead, but also under the hairline at the back of my neck. Then I went to bed and slept. Even the very first time the Pain-A-Trate helped! After a few hours sleep I felt fine. I was able to eat a light meal and rejoin the world. Now, I go a year or more without a migraine.
I'm never without a tube of Pain-A-Trate. I have one in my purse and my tote bag. There's one beside my computer and my bed, in the bathroom and the kitchen. I'm always offering it to friends for a multitude of problems, not just migraines. It helps sore backs and joints, and it's a miracle worker to help dissolve bruises (Because I'm on blood thinners I bruise easily and often. I use it for them too.) But the best results, as far as I'm concerned, are for curing migraines. I can't live my life without Pain-A-Trate.
A friend of mine had been getting headaches every morning for a long while and told me that the GC Control was helping with her morning headaches. First thing every morning she has a shake which levels out her blood sugar, and she hasn't gotten any headaches since. So after hearing this story, the following week I was packing for my trip to Las Vegas and remembered her story. Las Vegas equals headaches, right? And hangovers are mostly due to your blood sugar being off and dehydration. So I made sure to pack my GC Control! Well, the first night in Vegas was fun, and as I strolled into my hotel room at 2am, I brushed my teeth and then poured a scoop of GC Control into a water bottle, shook it up, drank it and went to bed! And Viola! I woke up feeling perfectly fine! No Headache!!
Headaches are not common for me so when I get one, I prefer to try to turn it around naturally - without pills. I have tried the suggestion in The Melaleuca Wellness Guide more than once and it works every time... just rub some Pain-a-Trate on the back of the neck, on the temples, and on the sinuses under the eyes. Very quick relief... aahh!
We were all suffering from headaches....migraines, tension headaches, hypoglycemic headaches.....but since we started using Melaleuca products, headaches are a rare occurrence at our house!! Regularly taking Vitality supplements daily has given us a good baseline of health and provided our bodies with the nutrition it needs. But the one product that we feel has made the greatest difference is Sustain Sport! Just one serving a day has warded off the bad headaches that we all seemed to experience in the afternoons.....maybe from activity, exercise, a busy schedule preventing us from eating regularly or the stress of the everyday routine....but the headaches were gone. We used to take a headache pain reliever multiple times a week....and now it's a rare occasion if we take anything other than our Melaleuca products!
Last summer I went to pick up my cousin from her dialysis treatment. As soon as she got in the car, she said her headache was coming on. I had a large tube of Pain-a-Trate and told her that some people get relief by putting a little on their temple, and offered for her to try it. (I read that in one of the Newsletters.) A few miles down the road, she asked if I only wanted her to try it or was it hers to keep. I asked if it helped her and she said yes, so I said "Keep it". I never get headaches but I carry Pain-A-Trate with me to offer it to others. I love Melaleuca products.
I love using CounterAct PM evenings when I have a slight headache. This is frequent for me because I have neck pain from old injuries. By taking this product I not only relieve the pain but get a great night sleep and feel wonderful in the morning. I have found, for me, I usually only need to take one and it does the trick! And I never travel without my CounterAct PM.