If you have attended one of my free dinner talks, you’ll have heard my story as to why I am no longer an attorney and decided to go back to college at age 55 to become a Chiropractic/Acupuncturist and Functional Health advocate. For those of you who have not attended a dinner talk [what are you waiting for???] let me catch you up to speed – from my early teens to age 45, I was a Migraine Headache sufferer. I had all the tests and tried all the pharmaceutical and over-the-counter remedies – all have significant side effects and nothing worked….. I finally found relief with chiropractic and acupuncture treatments while living in Scottsdale, AZ. That most definitely started me on my path to learn all I can about Functional Medicine and Wellness – which I still do to this day.
Let’s just review Migraine Headaches – they are headaches with a neurological basis. We perceive them as debilitating head pain that is usually associated with alterations in sensory perception [such as the classic “aura” that precedes and accompanies migraines].
Migraines produce severe pain that can be difficult to successfully prevent and treat. They are recognized in the Global Burden of Disease Study as one of the leading causes of disability and a serious impediment to a good quality of life.
A true migraine headache is more than a “really bad” headache. It is characterized by severe, often one-sided pain, and can be accompanied by nausea and vomiting, and profound sensitivity to light and sound [there can be extreme sensitivity of other senses like smell and touch as well].
A breakthrough 2018 study showed that CoQ10 supplements significantly reduced migraine frequency, severity and duration. CoQ10 accomplished this through significant reductions in blood levels of CGRP, a signaling molecule that originates in nerve endings and triggers pain is tissues surrounding the brain. Lowering CGRP levels is a potent new way to prevent and treat migraines.
CoQ10 can help prevent migraine headaches by breaking the cycle of inflammation and neural over-sensitization that contributes to their development. If you are interested in learning more about our Wellness programs, please call our clinic 915-587-4600 and get registered for a FREE dinner talk or receive a FREE webinar. Isn’t it time to do something different are truly regain your health independence?