Migraines and Seasonal Changes
We celebrated the first day of fall last week, but some migraineurs may have not celebrated the changing of the season like many others.
For some, weather changes can wreak havoc on their bodies causing an imbalance in brain chemicals, which can be a migraine trigger for some. Weather related triggers can worsen a migraine caused by other triggers.
Weather related triggers can include, but are not limited to:
- Barometric pressure changes
- Dry air
- High humidity levels
- Bright sunlight
- High winds
- Stormy weather
- Extreme cold or heat
You may not be able to control the weather, but there are things you can do to help stave of a migraine during seasonal changes.
- Keep a Migraine Journal. For more tips on what a migraine journal is and how to keep one, check out my blog post for more.
- Stay ahead of the weather. Monitor coming weather changes so you can be one step ahead of your migraine triggers. For example, if you know it’s going to be a windy day tomorrow, try to plan ahead to be indoors as much as possible.
- Use your Migraine Miracle kit. If you feel a migraine coming on have your Migraine Miracle kit on hand to relieve the oncoming migraine. The Migraine Miracle® healing method for weather changes, use the Environment Blend along with the cold stone therapy, as well as pressure point massage. This method provides a renewed sense of balance and harmony along with dramatic relief from migraine headaches without the use of prescription drugs.
For more information on migraines and Kelly Lott’s Migraine Miracle® visit my website and feel free to make a comment on this blog post if you have any questions.
Warm Weather and How It Can Trigger a Migraine
The dog days of summer are upon us, well at least in most of the country. With weather topping over the 100 degree mark, many migraine sufferers may be seeing an increase of migraine days. Why is this?
How does warm weather trigger migraines?
Atmospheric changes along with changing weather patterns can easily cause havoc for a chronic migraineur. Add in high levels of humidity and the sun's glare, and you have the perfect storm to bring on a heat induced migraine.
What are the symptoms of a heat induced migraine?
As with any type of migraine, symptoms can vary from person to person.
- Throbbing, dull sensation around your temples or the back of your neck
- Extreme thirst
- Sensitivity to light
How can you prevent a migraine when it’s hot?
You may not be able to control the weather but you can lower your risk for an attack. Follow these tips to help stave off a heat induced migraine.
- Watch the weather
If you stay one step ahead of the weather and see a temperature rise on its way, adjust your humidifier or dehumidifier and air conditioning setting.
2. Increase your water intake
Staying properly hydrated is a must, not just in the summer heat. Drink liquids regularly - the more the better. Also, be sure not to consume drinks that promote dehydration, such as caffeine and alcohol.
3. Stay cool
Be extra diligent to not get overheated. If you feel yourself becoming too warm take a break. Use a damp cloth and drape it around your neck. You can also use the Migraine Miracle cold marble stones on your head or body. Keeping them in the refrigerator will be at 36 degrees, perfect for reducing the inflammation and pain. You can apply the stones to your head, neck, face, chest (at your clavicle (collarbone) is a great place for relief. Also at your wrists (pulse points), crook of your arms, behind the knees and in between your toes! All these areas are good places to help relieve pain.
Use Migraine Miracle
Should you unfortunately get a heat induced migraine, be sure you have a Migraine Miracle Home Care Kit on hand to naturally and effectively relieve your migraine.
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Migraines - What type do you have?
When most people hear the word migraine, they think of a severe, very painful headache. What they may not know is that there are many different types of migraines, all having different symptoms. So how do you know which one you suffer from?
Let’s breakdown a few of the most common types of migraines.
Migraine without Aura
Migraine without aura is the most common type of migraine, and often is associated with a woman's menstrual cycle. Typically, people with this type of migraine have more frequent attacks and migraine attacks are more disabling than those who have migraine with aura. The symptoms range from pulsing or throbbing pain on one side of the head, pain that is worsened by physical activity, along with nausea and vomiting.
Cluster headaches are one of the most severe types of pain that a human can experience. With cluster headaches, you may feel a burning pain around and above your eyes, at your temples, and even moving toward the back of your head. You’ll often also get red or swollen eyes, among other symptoms. Because they occur in such a large area and may provoke other symptoms, cluster headaches can be the most irritating type headache experienced and most suffered by men.
If you have ever had a migraine that felt more like a stroke, it could possibly be a Hemiplegic Migraine. Those who experience this type of migraine develop weakness on one side of the body, often with visual aura symptoms and a “pins and needles” sensation on one side of the body. It can last for as little as a few hours to several days. Similar to typical aura without headache, Hemiplegic Migraine doesn’t always include the severe head pain.
There are over 9 common migraines, these three being the most common experienced. Whether you suffer from Cluster Headaches, a Hemiplegic Migraine or the most common, Migraine without Aura - Migraine Miracle is here to help!
Migraine Miracle uses Cold Stone Therapy and Aromatherapy to reduce, if not eliminate Migraines all-together. The inhalation of essential oils stimulates the brain’s limbic system. As a result, the brain releases chemicals, causing you to feel better. Performing specific pressure point massage in conjunction with aromatherapy may result in relaxation and have a calming effect.
For more information on Migraine Micale and why it works visit our website.
September 27-29, 2019
21 Hours CEU's
9-5 each day
Blue Sky School of Massage and Therapeutic Bodywork
1230 13th Ave.
Grafton, WI 53024
- Contraindications and precautions
- Anatomical changes in the pregnant woman
- Massaging safely and confidently with pregnant clientele
- Basic and advanced techniques for all the prenatal stages
- How to assist pregnant clients safely on and off the massage table
- Massaging in Semi-Recline and Side-lying positions
- Causes and treatment for: sciatic pain, round ligament pain, low back and pelvis, rib constriction, calf cramps, carpal tunnel and much more.
- Demonstration and hands on practice
- Completion of total number of required hours and passing of both written and practical exams results in award of certification.
Please do not wear perfume, perfumed body lotion, cologne or essential oils to class
One set of sheets
One bath towel
Massage crème or lotion (no Oil)
Four “Firm” bed pillows
Five foot long body pillow
Extra set of sheets and bath towel
The Benefit of Aromatherapy for Migraines
There is a big difference between Migraines and a “regular” headache. The intensity, duration, and the strength of the pain as well as the side effects differentiates the two.
If you are a migraine sufferer, you like many others have searched high and low for relief, most likely to no avail. Migraine Miracle was developed to help those who suffer, find natural relief once and for all.
How is aromatherapy used to alleviate Migraines?
Aromatherapy is an ancient art and science of applying essential oils to the body to promote health and harmony of the mind, body, and spirit.
Ancient cultures, dating back nearly 6,000 years, used essential oils for healing, therapy, and hygiene, as well as for spiritual and ritualistic purposes.
How it Works
Without realizing it, one of your favorite nostalgic memories is probably linked to aromatherapy. The smell of cookies baking in Grandma’s kitchen is an example. Your childhood memory induces the happiness, comfort and love you felt then. That is the principle behind aromatherapy.
The inhalation of essentials oils stimulates the brain’s limbic system, which is involved in the formation of long-term memory, and is closely associated with the olfactory structures that have to do with the sense of smell. As a result, the brain releases chemicals, causing you to feel better. Performing specific pressure point massage in conjunction with aromatherapy may result in relaxation and have a calming effect.
Our Four Proprietary Essential Oil Blends
Kelly Lott’s Migraine Miracle® includes four custom blends of essential oils for the four most common headache triggers. Our proprietary blends – Food, Environment, Stress, and Hormone – were created by a Certified Medicinal Aromatherapist and Blender. Only therapeutic-grade essential oils – pure plant energy derived from herbs and plants that have been personally grown and harvested by our supplier – are used in our essential oil blends.
For more information on how Migraine Miracle utilizes the healing qualities of aromatherapy visit our website.
What are people saying about Migraine Miracle?
In the United States over 60 million people suffer from migraines. Of this amount, studies show that 2-3 million migraine sufferers are chronic. With this astonishing number, and the many migraine “relief” products on the market, how can you tell which ones work?
We believe the proof is in the pudding. Real client experiences. Those that have tried the product and experienced immediate and/or long term relief.
So what are people saying about Migraine Miracle?
- Kelly! I took your course in Green Bay, WI (had lunch together!). I had my first cold stone client yesterday. She walked in with one eye nearly closed and came out saying this was the first thing that has worked for her after 11 years of suffering. It was thrilling.
I hope that all is well with you. Thank you for the work you do and a great seminar.
Tami W. - Massage Therapist
- I took your class at the Indiana AMTA conference. I really enjoyed the class. Also, I am the type of person who has to practice before I can charge clients, just for my own confidence. Having said that, I contacted some of my friends through Facebook, asking for volunteers. Of course, I received several responses.
So today I had a friend who has been suffering with a migraine since last Friday. When she arrived at my house I could tell that she was in pain. So we talked and then went into the treatment room. I performed the Migraine Miracle treatment.
As I assisted her up from from her lying position, I asked how she was feeling. She said "It's GONE!”. She was so excited. And so was I . She said that she hasn't felt this good in some time.
I just wanted to thank you for perfecting this method and treatment, and having other massage therapists learn it from you. I am really excited to use it more and more. Again THANKS !!
Kelly M.- PRO Practitioner
To read more about Migraine Miracle and what others are saying about their experience with our Migraine relief product visit our Testimonials page.
What are the benefits of Cold Stone Therapy for Migraine Sufferers?
Often, we get asked “Why do you use cold stones to help relieve migraines?” Not only do we use cold stones, but cold stone therapy is one of three key factors in Kelly Lott’s Migraine Miracle® holistic fusion.
Our Cold Stones are specially designed handcrafted marble. Their color and structure is particularly suitable for maintaining the 36° temperature recommended for maximum relief of swollen blood vessels.
Keeping your Cold Stones in the refrigerator is convenient and provides the optimum temperature for immediate use. For professionals who might travel to their clients to provide the service, the stones can be prepared in an ice water bath, half ice and half water, to quickly bring them to the correct temperature. Further instructions for preparing and handling are included with the kits, as well as in the Use & Care Section of this website
The set of stones fit strategic positions on the head and neck to relieve migraine pressure and pounding pain. Step-by-step instructions for suggested order of placement are include in the Kits.
Adding in the use of Aromatherapy, with our therapeutic grade essential oils, and pressure point massage Migraine Miracle utilizes these three steps to help relieve migraine pain without the use of prescription drugs.
For more information on why we use cold stone therapy visit Why It Works.
Men suffer with these 6:1 vs women. Why?
The exact reason is not known, but we do know that a nerve in your face is involved, (trigeminal) creating intense pain around one of your eyes.
Cluster headaches can be more severe than a migraine, but they usually don't last as long. These headaches may disappear completely for months or years, but they can come back without any warning, commonly at allergy season time.
Men who have suffered a head injury or concussion may be at a higher risk of cluster headaches.
How the pain is felt: Commonly on one side, and it stays on the same side during its cycle. When a new headache cycle starts, it might switch to the opposite side, but this is rare. It is often described as a burning feeling, with a constant throbbing. You'll feel it behind or around one eye. It may spread to your forehead, temple, nose, cheek, or upper gum on that side. Tenderness of your scalp is reported and often feel your blood pulsing.
Migraine Miracle "Environment" blend will be used for migraines triggered by inside or outside environmental agitation. Pollen, air pollution, loud noises, strong odors, anything that irritates your brain and body.
Are Migraines Hereditary?
Are migraines hereditary? Often times many wonder if they get migraines from their ancestors or if they can pass it on to their children. Although research can not solidify 100 percent that your family history plays a role in your migraines, a resounding 80 to 90 percent of those that suffer report having family members who also suffer from migraines.
This percentage is very high, so one would say yes, migraines are hereditary. Although the type and frequency of a migraine can differ largely from family member to family member.
A 2013 GWAS analysis compared the DNA of more than 23,000 migraine sufferers to the DNA of more than 95,000 individuals who do not suffer from this condition. The results were fascinating.
2 of the 12 specific areas of the DNA associated with migraines were associated only with migraines without aura. Migraines without aura are very painful, and oftentimes cause nausea and vomiting. The study also found that it was more commonly known that aura migraines were hereditary. However the GWAS analysis findings suggest that migraines without aura can be hereditary also!
Nonetheless, if you experience migraines as well as your family members, all can find relief using Kelly Lott’s Migraine Miracle Kit. With Migraine Miracle you’ll experience holistic fusion and relief for your migraine headaches.
How do I know the difference between a headache and migraine?
When you experience pain in your head it can be difficult to determine if it’s a headache or a migraine. Differentiating between the two is important so that you may learn how to prevent future attacks from occurring.
What is a headache?
A typical headache is pressure and aching in your head. The pain can range from mild to severe and most often if you experience a headache the pain is on both sides of your head. Triggers for headaches can be brought on by stress, anxiety, and muscle strain. There are different types of headaches including: cluster headaches, sinus headaches and thunderclap headaches.
What is a migraine?
Migraines are very intense headaches. Symptoms can range, but the most common are:
- Pain in the temples
- Pain behind one ear or eye
- Sensitivity to light and sound
- Vision loss or seeing spots
- Loss of appetite
When compared to a headache, migraine pain can become very severe. Some experience such intense pain they seek care at an urgent care center or emergency room. There is a natural solution. The Migraine Miracle® healing method incorporates cold stone therapy, proprietary essential oil blends and pressure point massage. This method provides a renewed sense of balance and harmony along with dramatic relief from migraine headaches without the use of prescription drugs.