Entry #17 (Findings from Research Level 16)
As many times as cold therapies are suggested, I did come across an occasional heat therapy lead. It showed up in the form of the microwavable beaded bags that a migraineur would then apply to the back of their neck once heated. I have yet to try this methodology. More strategies are going for a scalp massage (focused on the back of the scalp) this is supposed to provide significant relief. The much talked about acupuncture treatment is known to have a 90 percent effective rate but after multiple treatments. I have a neighbor undergoing this process, awaiting her feedback. As a migraineur, we need to be utterly aware of our environment. Excessive sounds like loud voices in a mall or at work, construction sites, live concerts etc. can easily be triggers and we should relocate. The same goes for strong aromas that cross our paths. Walking mindfully can help as well as placing oneself in serene and quiet environments. More strategies include not moving much but instead promoting stability if you have an 8/9/10 out of 10 migraine. Movement makes more of a throbbing sensation. One user got spinal implant surgery (lumbar puncture) as a Neurostimulator to have an edge on his migraines. Some will go to extreme measures to put an end to their pain. Another user got the Daith piercing as this is said to stimulate the nerve endings underneath the skin in the ear's cartilage. This treatment costs around $46.00 at the cash register.