Headache Pain and PEMF Therapy
Headache pain is bothersome for millions each year, and for many, the degree of pain associated with the headaches tends to get worse.
If you are one of the millions that suffer from these debilitating headaches, then you know how dramatically they can impact your daily life.
We published an article previously regarding tension headaches and what causes them, along with what can help prevent them or reduce the frequency.
Oftentimes, headaches can be brought on by stress, but in some cases, we aren’t entirely sure what triggers them.
There are numerous types of headaches as well as numerous types of medications that can be used to treat these headaches.
What is the most effective way to prevent headaches or reduce the pain when they hit?
There is a fair amount of research on PEMF therapy and how it can reduce headache pain, as well as how it can be used to reduce the frequency of headaches.
This article will cover various types of headaches, some of the worst case scenarios and how PEMF therapy can reduce these headaches as well as how it may aid in improving the conditions that cause these headaches.
Please make sure that you read this article in its entirety so that you fully understand the types of headaches most individuals suffer from, and how PEMF therapy can play a vital role in giving you drug-free therapy.
Headache Pain and PEMF Therapy for Drug-Free Results
Many times, patients use over-the-counter pain relief to treat their headache pain.
Tylenol, Advil, Aleve, and even Aspirin are often used for the most common type of headaches-tension headaches.
When headaches strike you are most likely looking for the quickest way to get rid of that headache.
However, using medications like Tylenol long-term can have dangerous side effects due to the acetaminophen.
Medicines like Advil, Aleve, and Aspiring are referred to as NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatories), and they can be equally dangerous.
Drugs containing acetaminophen or NSAIDS can have adverse effects on the body like:
- Thinning the blood.
- Causing damage to the liver.
- Causing damage to the kidneys.
- Potentiates ulcers and digestive problems.
Although these may be considered safer there are numerous studies that have been that have conducted both in Europe and in the United States in reducing inflammation with PEMF therapy.
Inflammatory conditions like psoriasis and arthritis have shown promise with the use of PEMF therapy.
How does PEMF therapy aid in correcting or balancing those physiological responses that the body experiences?
PEMF therapy gets down to the cellular level with low-intensity frequency, and this ultimately inhibits cell death.
Where healthy blood cells die, inflammation occurs. The key to long-lasting results is consistent use of PEMF’s, the earth-based electromagnetic fields.
These earth-based EMF’s also play a role in reducing lymphocytes, the white blood cells that over- populate when the lymphatic system has identified an intruder on the body of some kind.
Some studies suggest that it is wise to start out with low-intensity therapy to start a patient’s day and a secondary treatment should follow that with high-intensity, but a shorter time-frame.
Generally, PEMF has shown to have an effect within 48 to 72 hours, which is promising that the therapy is effective so quickly.
Consistency is the key to reducing inflammation, which is good news for those who suffer from headaches.
Those who suffer from migraines and other types of headaches that do not follow the standard pattern of a migraine are often caused by inflammation.
How can PEMF therapy reduce inflammation to the point of reducing a headache?
How PEMF Therapy Can Reduce a Headache
PEMF therapy can help you minimize the pain from a headache or eliminate it altogether.
However, not all headaches start or end the same way. Migraines, as well as headaches referred to as occipital neuralgia, are caused by the swelling of the blood vessels and the inflammation of the nerves.
Migraines can be triggered by certain foods, allergens, fragrances, and other unknown sources.
The medical community is still not entirely sure how occipital neuralgia begins, but we do know that the nerves become inflamed.
There is a school of thought that says misalignment of the cervical spine can put pressure on the nerves below the scalp, and cause the nerve pain in this type of headache.
Migraine medications are designed to shrink the blood vessels in the head to reduce the pain, and depending on the severity of these headaches a patient may need to take two doses of the medication within a few hours of taking the first dose.
While migraine medications are available, those who get no relief may get a prescription for medications like:
- Opioids. Percocet, Percodan, Oxycodone, Oxycontin, Vicodin, Hydrocodone. These can be addictive, and they are not FDA approved for migraines.
- Barbituates. These medications often combine a sleeping agent with caffeine and acetaminophen. These can be addictive when used excessively, and these are also not FDA approved.
When the alternatives can cause addiction, have ill side effects, and are not FDA approved, why not reach for a natural option?
These medications certainly play their role in the practice of medicine when needed, however, PEMF therapy has been shown to help with headache pain of varying degrees.
PEMF therapy can reduce inflammation because it targets cells and stimulates nerves directly, bringing them back to their normal state.
What has been altered in the body seems to be reversed back to the proper state after using PEMF therapy.
A study published by PubMed, shows that application to the thigh alone for an hour per day, 5 days per week for 2 weeks resulted in more than 44% of participants reporting a sound decrease in headaches.
This refers to their occurrence as well as their severity.
Would you rather try something natural with no known side effects, than something that could cause you further health problems?
If you would like to learn more about PEMF therapy, and how a PEMF device can improve your overall health and reduce “headache pain”, please go to www.pemfsupply.com for more information.