Are you a migraine sufferer? Discover more during Migraine Awareness Week
This week is Migraine Awareness Week, run by The Migraine Trust, a charity whose aim is to help those who struggle with migraines and to raise awareness of the struggles that people may face. According to the Migraine Trust, there is an estimate of 21 million days of education and work that are missed each year due to people suffering from migraines! With 71% saying that they have found that suffering from migraines has seriously affected their own mental health, and 60% saying that migraines have had an impact on their relationships with spouses or partners. This year for Migraine Awareness Week the Migraine Trust have launched a campaign for better migraine care, you can join the campaign by heading over to – https://migrainetrust.org/campaigns/migraine-awareness-week-2021/
Head over to the Migraine Trust website to find out how you can get involved today or share your experiences of migraine healthcare on social media using the hashtags #BetterMigraineCare and #MigraineAwarenessWeek2021
So why are we talking about migraines? Well, that’s beacuse PEMF therapy can be used to help manage them. If you are a migraine sufferer you may find this next part to be of interest…
PEMFs work at a cellular level to reduce inflammation, increase blood flow and oxygenation of the blood. These benefits can have knock on effects including the reduction of localised pain.
In Dr Pawluk’s article ‘Pain Management with PEMFs’ he writes about patients who suffered from headaches and failed to respond to other therapies and acupunture, had at least a 50% reduction in the frequency and the intesity of the headaches along with a reduction in the dependency of medication for them after appying PEMFs for at least 20 minutes a day. He also mentions a study where PEMF therapy applied away from the head may be able to help migraines. It states that PEMF therapy to the inner thigh, femoral artery area, can decrease headache activity. Short courses of therapy produced only about a 73% result in pain reduction versus a longer course of therapy, providing relief of about 90%.
You can also find some useful information about headaches and migraines over on the NewMed website, including a video from Dr Pawluk that you may find of use. Click here to take a look.
With regards to which device you should you for migraines, well that all depends on a number of factors, and the team over at NewMed can help find the best one for you and your body!
One of the latest wearable devices for the NewMed shop is the Omni PEMF NeoRhythm, a very verstaile PEMF device that is worn on the head. If you are new to PEMF therapy this could be a great device to start with.
Have you used PEMF therapy to manage migraines, or any other complimentary therapies? Leave a comment below and let us know.
Migraine Trust – https://migrainetrust.org/campaigns/migraine-awareness-week-2021/
Pain management with PEMFs by Dr Pawluk – https://www.drpawluk.com/blog/pain-management-pemfs/
NewMed PEMF and migraines – https://www.newmedltd.co.uk/pages/pemf-and-migraines?_pos=1&_sid=e68a89b1f&_ss=r
Omni NeoRhythm – https://www.newmedltd.co.uk/products/omnipemf-neorhythm