Did you know that the brain itself cannot feel pain? Headache pain that is not associated with disease or a medical condition such as head injury, sinus pressure, or fever originates not from inside the brain but from outside the brain or around the head.
Some Headache Causes
Caffeine Withdrawal - When people try to quit drinking coffee without first tapering down caffeine usage, changes in blood flow trigger caffeine-withdrawal headaches.
Migraine Headaches - A change in blood flow or change in serotonin levels are suspected migraine triggers.
Dehydration Headaches - Everyday Health tells us that dehydration is a headache trigger. Blood vessels may narrow to conserve needed fluid, triggering blood flow changes that cause pain.
Tension Headaches - Emotional stress or muscle strain in the neck or head may cause tension headaches.
Sleep deprivation was found to cause tension headache. Losing only 1 to 3 hours for only 1 to 3 nights was enough to cause headaches.
According to the Migraine Research Foundation, over 12% of the population (adults and children) suffer from migraine. They state that "migraine is the 8th most disabling illness in the world." The throbbing, pounding, extremely painful, usually one-sided headache is often accompanied by nausea, lack of appetite, vomiting and diarrhea.
Previous studies have suggested that having migraines with auras increases the risk of stroke. New research also indicates that stroke-risk is increased in migraine sufferers who smoke.
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 diet. 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.
Peppermint Essential Oil for Tension Headache
A PubMed study notes that a solution of 10% peppermint oil diluted in ethanol (alcohol) to the forehead and temple areas was as effective as taking 1000mg of acetaminophen. For easy use dilute in carrier oil such as sweet almond oil or fractionated coconut oil.
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. A diet high in EPA/DHA omega-3s significantly decreased headaches. Vitality Coldwater Omega-3 and Vitality Omega-3 Creme Delight contain the ideal balance of DHA and EPA omega-3 fatty acids. Peak Performance Nutrition Pack includes ProvexCV along with necessary multivitamins, minerals and the probiotic Florify which contains a blend of 10 billion colony units of Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium lactis. An added benefit of ProvexCV and ProVex-Plus is support for vascular health.
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 away from eyes. Pain-A-Trate often relieves tight muscles and promotes blood circulation.
Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration, and when traveling carry convenient FiberWise Breakfast Bars and FiberWise Drink Packets for healthy elimination.
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~ Richard M Barry
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I used to get headaches fairly often. I originally thought they were just stress related and in some instances that was the case. What I really found was something simpler, I was just dehydrated. I wasn't drinking enough fluids. For the last several years I have started drinking Sustain, at least several 16oz. bottles mixed with my water each and every day. NO MORE HEADACHES. This is in addition to other beverages, more water, Melaleuca Herbal Tea. (Hint...I was a "sodaholic" and vowed to stop or at least cut down. I started mixing Sustain with Seltzer or carbonated water and it's great. It really replaces that soda urge. I tell everyone and they love it.) More recently, my husband was experiencing some headaches and I placed a few drops of lavender oil in a cup of boiling water and had him inhale that. I also massaged some on his temples and his headache went away without taking medication. This was great because he's on other prescribed medication and not having to add more is always preferred.
We had taken a trip to see my in-laws one weekend, and I was hit with a sudden pounding headache I couldn't get rid of. My in-laws weren't Melaleuca customers at the time, and I didn't have my Counteract Ibuprofen with me. I took a couple naproxen's they had and it did nothing. My head was pounding, my eyes hurt and I was just ready to go home. We had a 3 hour drive ahead of us and that was the longest 3 hour drive ever. As soon as we got home I took 2 Counteract Ibuprofens, rubbed my temples and neck with Pain-A-Trate, laid down, and within 10 minutes my headache was gone. I'm not sure what the difference is in ours and the other brands other than maybe solubility. Counteract IB is all I ever use and I swear by it.
I get headaches frequently. I used to get severe migraines that lasted anywhere from 3-7 days, and I had to keep going on with my day because I cannot stop my life for that long every couple weeks. Since I have started using Melaleuca products I have noticed my headaches have decreased, and they do not last as long. I contribute this to getting the chemicals out of my house. When I do get headaches still the thing that seems to help me the best is having my husband rub Melaleuca Oil on my forehead, temples, and back of neck. After he does that I put an ice pack on my forehead and back of neck, and it usually relieves the migraine.
Forty years ago I started having pre-menstrual migraines that lasted several hours a day over three to five days at a time. They brought chills, sensitivity to food and light, and nausea. Sometimes I threw up four or five times a day. An over-the-counter medication helped if I took it immediately upon first notice of a headache. When Provex-Plus was introduced, it helped reduce the severity of migraines, and also got rid of my varicose veins! Migraines continued even after menopause. This year I started taking the Peak Performance Pack 50+ in February. In mid-April, after an unusual "blah" day, I looked back at the day's events and realized "this must have been a migraine day!" I still have those slight headache days, but now they are almost unrecognizable. The Peak Performance Pack is my favorite Melaleuca product!
I have been a Melaleuca believer for a little over 6 months now and have recently become a Director II. One of my dearest friends who became one of my very first customers just so happens to be a 74-year old retired teacher, and after I had enrolled her she told me that she already knew about and had been using Pain-A-Trate for around 8-9 years. She also told me how Pain-A-Trate not only helped her sore muscles and joints, but that whenever she had a headache or migraine she would rub Pain-A-Trate on her temples and even her forehead, and within 5-10 minutes her headache or migraine would be gone! I've never had a migraine and do not remember ever having a headache myself but after she told me her story, I always ask any prospects or interested people if they know anyone who gets headaches or migraines. I tell them the story that I'm sure I have repeated a couple hundred times of how one of my best friends uses Pain-A-Trate to stop them and most of those people are now customers of mine or many of my fellow business partners whom I have enrolled myself! I love how people try different things with many different Melaleuca products and find new and amazing ways of stopping pains or help with problems they might be facing! I continue to get out and help educate family, friends, and neighbors of all of the great benefits that only preferred customers get to experience, and my enrollments just keep coming and coming!
I suffer from migraines that tend to come on with weather changes (low and high pressure systems). I don't want to take migraine medicine which would cause me to sleep most of the day away. I have found that taking one CounterAct Acetaminophen and putting a drop of T36-C40 behind each ear lobe and another few drops rubbed into the base of my neck at the onset of a migraine helps keep it at bay. During the day if I feel my head tightening (a sign that the migraine is coming back), I reapply the drops and also take a deep breath of the oil to help clear my head. It has worked every time for me for the past 15 years. I wouldn't be without the oil.
I have found that using the Pain-A-Trate on the side of each temple works really well in just a few minutes. Most recently I have used the peppermint oil, and now carry the oil in my lunch box and share with others at work. Everyone loves it.
I suffer from tension headaches. When I get too stressed, I can feel the headache starting. Frequently I am at work so I just take a minute and apply Pain-a-Trate across my forehead, on my temples, and under the hair at the back of my neck. My headache is usually gone within minutes. My grandmother suffered so severely from migraines that she had to give herself a shot every morning. I inherited the migraine problem though not as severely. I would get a migraine about every 4 - 6 weeks. Once I joined Melaleuca and learned about Pain-a-Trate, I started using it on the migraines. Instead of having to retreat to a cold, silent room and not eating for a couple of days, I would use the cream as described above. I would still have to go to bed for a few hours but that was all it needed. When I woke up the migraine would be gone. Now, I no longer even get migraine headaches!
I have been a Melaleuca customer since June, 2013 and began researching how I could get relief from my daily migraine headaches. In August, 2014 I began taking ProvexCV. For about 3 weeks I doubled the prescribed dosage of ProvexCV in order to get this into my bloodstream and to receive the maximum effect. Within 2 months I realized that I had not had a migraine nor even a mere tension headache, which I had all my life even before the onset of migraines! Since that time I remain migraine and headache free, which has been a total life changer for me and my family. I never realized that I could feel so good and have so much energy and look forward to each new day. I am still amazed and forever grateful for this remarkable antioxidant. I had taken supplements which contained grape seed extract and skin, but it had not benefited me in the least, not until I used ProvexCV which has been tested to be very absorbable. This has given me the desire to tell others what this company has done for me!