Migraine is a chronic illness, of unknown causes, that manifests itself through periodic attacks of cephalea or headaches.
It should be pointed out that the brain in itself is insensitive to pain, therefore the source of headache is due to alterations in the different structures surrounding it: The tissues surrounding it (meninges),
the arteries and veins of the brain, the skull bones, the muscles and fascia and the skin surrounding the skull.
Although practically everyone in the world knows the discomfort that headache or cephalea can cause, only
16% of the population suffers from the intense pain generated by migraine.
The etymological root of the word migraine is hemicrania, in other words, half cranium, due to the fact that it is quite common for the pain to be felt on one side of the head.
Normally, migraines always present with a similar onset, identified in four or five phases:
1/. The first onset is of the prodromal stage. Three or four hours before a sufferer starts to feel headache, a feeling of discomfort caused by light (photophobia) can be felt, as well as excessive thirst and sleepiness.
Noise in the sufferer's environment can also cause discomfort (phonophobia). A combination of all of these factors leads to a change in the sufferer's character.
Among the vessels that cause the most pain are the temporal arteries, which can be felt in the temple area. The majority of migraine patients claim that when the pain appears, they instinctively apply pressure with their fingers to this area, in order to alleviate some of the pain. Specialists have actually confirmed that the pressure on this area lessens the sharp pain caused by the flow of blood through the dilated artery.
This is precisely the principle on which MIGRACALM ® works, alleviating the sensation of pain by applying light and permanent pressure to the point where the greatest sensation of pain is focused.
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MIGRACALM® alleviates migraine pain by putting pressure on the superficial temporal arteries.