The Migraine Stopper: How Does This Migraine Device Work?
A lot of people think that migraine is just a simple headache that will go away after taking pain relievers or getting some sleep. But for those suffering from it, migraine is a debilitating and life-changing disease that’s more devastating than most of us could ever imagine.
According to research, one in seven people or 14.7% of the world’s population suffer from migraine, making it the third most common disease after tension-type headache and dental caries. In fact, at least 3,000 migraine attacks occur on a daily basis for each million of the world’s population, and 2% of this demographic suffers from chronic migraines. It also becomes more prevalent in people with pre-existing medical conditions, such as asthma, diabetes, and epilepsy.
With the growing number of people suffering from migraines, medical experts have studied the disease for many years. They’ve developed different medications and treatments to deal with its devastating effects.
The latest of these advancements is a migraine device designed in order to change the lives of the people suffering from such a condition. The Migracorr Migraine Stopper is a new migraine treatment device that has the potential to alleviate the occurrence of migraines, so you can live a pain-free and happier life. This patient-operated, natural migraine medical device was made to be an alternative to traditional pharmaceutical medications.
How Effective Is This Migraine Treatment Device?
For years, researchers have been trying to properly treat and prevent migraine attacks. Finding a natural, non-invasive solution has been tough! This simple migraine device uses the concept of neuromodulation in helping relieve the symptoms of migraine by activating a specific nerve in the brain.
According to the American Migraine Foundation, neuromodulation can enhance or suppress the activity of the nervous system, which in turn reduces cluster headaches and migraine attacks significantly.
To make neuromodulation possible, migraine medical devices have used magnets and electrical currents to alter nerve impulses to alleviate migraine pain. The Migraine Stopper however actually uses air in the ear. This technique allows for the application of gentle but precise positive and negative air pressure into the ear canal to create just the right amount of push-and-pull effect on both the ear canal and the eardrum.
This movement is believed to stimulate the trigeminal nerve and vagus nerve, calming down an overactive part of the brain, called the trigeminal nucleus, that’s thought to cause pain in a migraine attack.
The trigeminal nerve
Known as the “great sensory nerve of the head” and the largest of all the cranial nerves, the trigeminal nerve connects structures of the face and head to the brain stem. The trigeminal nerve supplies many things of the face and head including the ear canal and the eardrum.
The Migracorr Migraine Stopper using air pressure created movement in both the ear canal and the eardrum. This movement is registered by the trigeminal nerve, which then relays this information to the trigeminal nucleus.
A big part of migraine pain generation is focussed around the trigeminal nucleus. During a migraine the trigeminal nucleus is receiving too much information from blood vessels in the brain. The information sent to the trigeminal nucleus, from ear stimulation via the Migraine Stopper acts like a circuit breaker and calms down the trigeminal nucleus. So in simple terms the pain signals from the blood vessels is calmed down by the non pain signals from the ear.
As a result, the symptoms of the migraine can be reduced significantly even without medication.
The vagus nerve
The vagus nerve, which is the longest cranial nerve in the body running from the brainstem to the abdomen, supplies some of the main organs of the body including the heart, lungs, liver, and pancreas. It is also one of the nerves responsible for calming down the stress points of the brain stem.
One of the goals of the Migracorr Migraine Stopper is to stimulate the vagus nerve, which then increases parasympathetic ( calming ) information to the brainstem that, in turn, helps relieve the pain associated with a migraine attack. Because the ear canal is supplied by both the trigeminal and the vagus nerve, when air pressure is applied, both nerves register this movement and send therapeutic impulses to the brain stem.
This device, as well as other similar devices, are sometimes called “stimulators” because of their mechanism of action. Dr. Rashmi Halker Singh, the assistant professor of neurology at the Mayo Clinic explains, “They all work differently but the rationale is that they’re modulating the activity of the nerve pathways.”
Because of their proven efficiency in helping to address the symptoms of a migraine attack, these devices are becoming popular alternatives to conventional medical treatments for migraines. And because they are natural, they have almost no side effects.
In the case of the Migracorr Migraine Stopper, it has a special “migraine relief valve” that ensures only the proper amount of neuromodulation is delivered to the target cranial nerves. The valve also creates an effective airtight seal in the ear canal, so the proper amount of positive and negative air pressure is delivered to stimulate both the trigeminal nerve and the vagus nerve. So the Migraine Stopper is actually a double neuromodulating device. Its stimulates two migraine fighting nerves at the same time.
Double action neuromodulation has the potential of maximum relief from the symptoms of migraine. Some patients even reported that with regular use, they have not experienced any migraine attack anymore.
How to Use This Migraine Relief Device
The Migraine Stopper is lightweight, portable and designed to be carrie with you. Once you receive this migraine device, it is best to start practicing using it, so you already know what to do when you have a migraine attack. It is safe to use when you don't have any migraine symptoms.
Here are the steps to using it:
Start with the side where you’re feeling the most symptoms. If you’re not sure, start with the right ear.
Insert the earpiece into the ear and put your finger on the air valve to hold it steadily. Make sure to hold the migraine relief air valve throughout the entire process to ensure an airtight fit.
Your earpiece should also be placed deep enough in the ear canal, but you shouldn’t feel any pain or discomfort while using it.
Once everything is in place, start pumping the bulb softly so you can be familiar with the new sensation in your ear. Once you’re ready, pump the bulb 30 times for one cycle. Remove the earpiece and wait for a few seconds to see if there are any improvements in your symptoms.
Remember that one pump means squeezing and releasing the bulb. If you start to notice a relief in your symptoms, continue for another cycle until you get maximum migraine relief.
If you continue to experience migraine symptoms after treating one ear for several cycles, place the earpiece to your other ear and perform the number of cycles needed until you feel an improvement in the symptoms. Sometimes you may only need to treat one ear for relief and other times two ears.
Precautions to take
Before using the Migracorr Migraine Stopper, it’s very important to know some safety precautions first. Do not use this new migraine treatment device if:
- You are feeling any ear pain
- You have an ear infection
- You had a recent head or ear surgery
- You have a recently perforated eardrum
- There are any foreign bodies in your ear, such as water
Change Your Life in 60 Days!
Adam Meredith (retired chiropractor with 20 years clinical experience and the inventor of the Migracorr Migraine Stopper) said that he created this revolutionary device to help migraine patients live a better life without having to endure the pain and other awful symptoms that come with migraine attacks. Not only can this device be used to treat migraine attacks as they start, but it can also be used as a preventative measure.
In his 60-day challenge, Adam Meredith encourages patients to use the device daily and whenever migraine attacks occur. During this challenge, patients are also encouraged to take other natural steps to relieve such a condition, like getting morning sunlight for at least 15 minutes to increase the production of melatonin in the body, which helps with sleep. He also recommends blocking any sources of blue light ( by turning off devices or using blue blocking glasses), such as certain types of light fixtures, computers, and smartphones, since they can trigger a migraine attack and cause disruption of the normal sleep-wake cycle, which is bad for migraine sufferers.
The goal of the 60-day challenge is to reduce or completely eliminate migraine attacks and allow patients to live a happier and healthier life. Mr. Meredith believes that with a combination of a healthy lifestyle and the Migraine Stopper, significant reduction in migraines can be achieved.
So, if you’ve been suffering from migraine attacks for so many years now, you might want to give this revolutionary migraine treatment ear device a try. A good number of people who have tried the Migraine Stopper reported a huge improvement in their symptoms after using it for a while. Some have even reported that they are now migraine-free!
So, if you want to experience the same, it is time to invest in this new migraine treatment device and take part in our 60-day challenge that might just change your life forever.
Get in touch with us and free yourself from migraines forever with the Migraine Stopper.