Found a Way to Abort Migraine Headache

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summaduma
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   Posted Today 1:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello,

My wife and I are 65 yrs old. We have suffered from occasional migraine headaches over the years. They start with blind spots and/or squiggly lines in the vision, some numbness in hands, lips, tongue, and then progress to the pain in the head.

In the seventies we were reading about some people who were using special boots with hooks on the bottom that allowed them to hang upside down from a chinning bar placed in their door jamb. They were people who had suffered from severe back pain due to deterioration in the spine. Hanging upside down allowed the spine to stretch and decrease the pain. One article mentioned that some people had experienced relief from migraine headache when in this position.

We don't know much about migraine but we wondered if at the outset of migraine when the blood supply is reduced from going to the brain that results in the vision impairment, numbness, etc. that if an increase in hydraulic blood pressure could reverse the process?

So the next time one of us experienced the onset of the migraine aura, we immediately got down on the floor with our butts up against the sofa. We would elevate the legs with a number of cushions so that the blood would be putting pressure on the back of the neck to push thru the constricted blood vessels.

Imagine, after laying down like this for 40-60 minutes, the headache would not come. The vision impairments would disappear. We could get up and resume the day. There would still be a feeling of pressure behind the eyes and you would have the tiredness that one has after migraine but to a much reduced degree.

We also have discovered, after a number of years of trying this procedure, that one must get down with the legs up within the first 15 minutes. If this is not done in the first stage of migraine, the process continues and the headache comes even if the person is lying down with legs elevated.

I have had an attack while shopping and I go into a dressing room and lie down with my legs up on the bench.

The attendant is scared and wants to call emergency but I assure them I will be up in 45 minutes. If we are in the car, I can get in the back seat, hang my head off the seat with my legs up on the back shelf. It works for both my wife and me.

I was a teacher of the Bible in Kenya with a class of 500 men one time and in the opening session experienced blindness in my vision. I asked my substitute to take over for me while the men were in their discussion groups. I went into a back room, lay down with my feet up on the storage cabinet, and 40 minutes later was able to get up and do the 'lecture' at the appointed time for the men. Yes, I prayed and God granted relief.

We have been using this technique for 30-35 years with 100% success rate. I am not suggesting that everyone else will benefit as we have. I think there are a variety of migraine processes that result in headache. Perhaps this technique is one of many but I wanted to share it with you.

Regards,

duma

hopefulmigrainer
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   Posted Today 10:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi duma, I'm going to try it! Hey, you both might enjoy inversion. I've seen them on the home shopping channel. They say it's good for your back and your circulation and your general wellbeing.
I'm glad that you have a way to relieve your pain now.
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ttwarrior1
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   Posted 12/17/2006 8:48 PM (GMT -7)   
i read it over and over and still have no idea to do what he is saying to do

So the next time one of us experienced the onset of the migraine aura, we immediately got down on the floor with our butts up against the sofa. We would elevate the legs with a number of cushions so that the blood would be putting pressure on the back of the neck to push thru the constricted blood vessels.

Imagine, after laying down like this for 40-60 minutes, the headache would not come. The vision impairments would disappear. We could get up and resume the day. There would still be a feeling of pressure behind the eyes and you would have the tiredness that one has after migraine but to a much reduced degree.

We also have discovered, after a number of years of trying this procedure, that one must get down with the legs up within the first 15 minutes. If this is not done in the first stage of migraine, the process continues and the headache comes even if the person is lying down with legs elevated
 
I DONT UNDERSTAND THOSE 3 PARAGRAPHS ON HOW TO DO THIS

CANCAN
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   Posted 12/19/2006 3:02 PM (GMT -7)   

I too have tried this, sometimes it works, sometimes not.  But it is a good thing to do occasionally anyway, gets the blood flow to the head, this is good especially for us older ones...I'm 67.

Would love to have the "doorway" apparatus, I do remember them.  My husband has been going to make me a slanted board that can be raised at an angle....maybe one day he will do this.

The important thing is, you have found what works for you!!  That is what is most vital with migraines...what works for one doesn't always work for another.  And natural aids are really the best if possible.

You have done good!!!!!

CAN


Leenie
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   Posted 12/31/2006 6:46 PM (GMT -7)   
My horse riding instructor used to hang upside down for 15 mins or more a day. She swore by it for reducing headaches and straightening out her back and neck, giving relief to any aches. I haven't tried it but sounds like the way to go!

Sunshyn
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   Posted 1/3/2007 11:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Just a thought. I'm not sure if the angle would be right, but might those anti-gravity chairs work for this?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Christy217
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   Posted 1/3/2007 5:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't see how this would work for me personally but I am glad it works for them. If you think about it you are putting the gravity of blood flow towards your brain, hence more blood flow through the nerves that are already aggrevated and I would think that would make it much worse, it does for me, if I even bend when I am having a migraine I feel worse.
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AngMichelle
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   Posted 1/5/2007 5:11 PM (GMT -7)   

I'm so glad you have found something that works for you, and I just may try it.

I am a bit confused b/c a migraine happens when the blood vessels in the brain/head DIALATE not constrict, thats why we somethimes get cold hands or w/e because the lack of bloodflow to the extrimities and increase in the head. So why would getting all the blood to rush to your head help?? I'm not saying it won't work, just puzzeled a bit. AND, when I have a migraine, i can barely stand straight, and It would be one site to see me getting in an upside down position...what about the nausea?

But hey, its worth a try!!

 

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