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How to avoid migraines during the holidays
The holidays are supposed to be a joyous time of year but in between in-law visits, long lines at the stores and the additional stress - let’s face it, the holidays can be a little less jolly at times. This can be especially true for those who suffer from migraines.
So how can you avoid migraines and their triggers especially during the holidays? Follow these 4 tips:
Plan: By creating a plan you’ll stay organized and stave of stress. Make a list of everyone you need to shop for, grocery lists, pack or cook. If you are traveling allow yourself extra time for additional traffic on the roads and more individuals at the airport.
Eat: With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season it can be easy to skip meals, but don’t. Empty stomachs can trigger a migraine and no one wants that. If you are unable to stick to your normal eating schedule, we recommend packing snacks in your purse, bag or car. Avoid foods that trigger your migraines, such as processed foods, wine and ripe cheeses.
Limit exposure: We recommend limiting exposure to cigarette smoke, barbeque smoke and perfume filled rooms. Most often these are huge migraine triggers and most often can be avoided or exposure reduced greatly.
Shopping: Longer than normal checkout lines, loud stores, warm coats - you name it, shopping this time of year can give the most seasoned shopper a bad migraine. Try shopping early when the stores are less crowded or even online shopping. Either one should help ward off a tension headache.
These four tips can greatly help reduce migraines during the holiday season. If you still find yourself getting migraines, give yourself the gift of migraine free days with the Migraine Miracle Home Care Kit.
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.
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.