If you could improve your migraines, would you? Are you getting sick of working your life around your migraines? Do you feel like no one understands what you’re going through? Tired of popping pills constantly?
Migraines aren’t just something that happens here and there and just some head pain. Many people misunderstand migraines sufferers and often label them as “sookie” or “soft”.
Many people have no choice but to work through or live through it without a chance to rest. Migraines can leave you stuck in a dark room, hiding away from any noise or light.
The great news is that migraines can be helped. In fact, many times they can be sorted out completely or at least significantly improved.
Before we start worrying about how to help them it might be of interest to you to know what can cause them and how they work.
Migraines are usually a sign of a super excited brain, an elevated brain arousal state. Think of your nervous system as an electrical power plant. Imagine that your brain is the main hub of this power plant. Now imagine a massive surge going through this power plant so big that it shuts down. This is what happens to your brain either before or during a migraine.
This is why you find that a dark room, silence and rest is the only solution sometimes. Your natural instinct is to reduce input into the brain to allow it to calm down ASAP. Depending on how much wind up you have in your brain will depend then on how long it takes to calm down. This is also why you find it can sometimes day days or just a quick rest.
One of the biggest causes of wind up and stimulation is visual. This comes from the frequency of light.
Frequency can be broken into both flicker rates and colour.
Ever wondered why a rainbow breaks into colours?
Well what you’re really seeing is the separation of various frequencies ranging from red (low frequency) to blues (high frequency).
One of the major sources of blue light in today’s society is phone, iPad and computer screens. As a result these screens offer a largesource of stimulation into the brain and can be a common trigger of migraines, headaches, visual disturbance and even stress!!.
So, if you want to do something yourself to start to control your migraines. I mean if your serious about actually making some big changes for the greater good, then here is one of my easiest things to have people try.
On your most used devices there are settings you can change on your screen that can help reduce the neural input into your brain. These are settings for blue light filters. There are apps or quick settings changes you can implement that simply removes it, in fact Windows 10, Android and iOS all have this feature built into them.
So here is the trial….
Do this for a week.
What I want you to look for is: Improved sleep, better mental clarity, reduced frustration/stress, reduced brain fog and even reduced fatigue levels.
If any of these change, or generally you feel better, then changes to your brain arousal rate may be a big component for you.
If any of this applies to you then please contact us as soon as you can so we can then arrange a full neurological assessment to see what other factors are causing large neural inputs.