Migraines and Headaches Learning Module

March 23, 2016

“Not now…I’ve got a headache.” We’ve all said those words. Sometimes to get out of doing something we didn’t want to do, but other times, we really did have a headache!

Did you know that thirty-six million Americans…about 12% of the population, suffer from migraine headaches? That’s a huge number! If you’ve ever had a migraine you know how painful and debilitating it can be. Yes, there are those that have a serious medical condition and need to seek their doctor’s advice, but for others of us, what if there was something to take the pain away other than just suffering through it, or taking over the counter medication? What if there was a more natural approach to consider to zap the pain once and for all, and let you get on with life?

Check Out Migraines and Headaches Learning Module Video

· Learn the causes and triggers of these headaches.
· Discover natural remedies to overcoming these painful migraines.
· And find out which remedy is right for you!


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  1. View this learning module video
  2. Answer one of the following prompts at the end of the video and leave comments below:
  3. Make sure to download Yoga Poses For Migraines and emotional health hand out.
  4. Download Presentation PDF for migraine test questions.

23 responses to “Migraines and Headaches Learning Module”

  1. Tim Kryselmire says:

    While I have only had one migraine (which turned out to be a medical issue), my mother-in-law had them often while my wife was growing up. McDonald’s (specifically) milkshakes were apparently the best cure. First, the cold helped reduce the inflammation, the action of sucking also helped to work the muscles of the mouth and sinuses.

    There is something with the consistency of McDonald’s milkshakes that made them the only ones that worked… *shrug*

  2. Peggy Rawlins says:

    I have never experienced a migraine, but I have had an occasional headache. I find that these seem to be connected to times of stress when I haven’t been eating properly. I hadn’t thought about incorporating the yoga poses, however drinking water, putting cool cloth on my neck and relaxing have taken care of them for me in the past. I will be much more understanding and patient with others who do experience them after what I have learned. Thanks so much for this learning module!

  3. Doug Lawes says:

    My wife has had them (luckily infrequently) through the years.
    Her remedy is usually to find a dark location with complete silence.

  4. Mary Newman says:

    As a chronic headache and migraine sufferer this is welcome information for those that don’t understand…it is NOT just a headache. They are debilitating! Thanks to ice and Maxalt MLT I am able to function. We have family history…my older sister, myself and my youngest son (diagnosed at the age of 7) all suffer from migraines and interestingly enough we are all left handed…don’t know if there is any correlation or not. Thanks for the info in this module….maybe people will learn to be a little more understanding to the pain…it is real.

  5. Mary Rice says:

    I don’t have migraines, but I do get an occasional sinus headache and headaches from stress. For sinus heat helps (steamy shower) and massaging the back of the neck. Of course for the stress headache it helps to calm down, breath slower and take ibuprofen.

  6. Kaylynn Lindholm says:

    Peppermint oil and a cold ice pack on the back of my neck is my go to remedy for my headaches. My advice with peppermint oil just be careful to not get it too close to your eyes. I never understood people who suffered from headaches or migraines until I had a car accident in my early twenties. I gained new understanding as I then suffered with both migraines and headaches with little to no relief for several years. Gratefully now I only have an occasional headache now although this module reminded me I have been having more in recent months…I would say brought on my stress. I am excited to try the yoga poses to see if that can help prevent them and keep the headache diary to see if it is something else going on.

  7. Jody Wojtasek says:

    I have never suffered from migraines, but my oldest daughter does. I shared this information with her today. She is excited about the yoga poses. She has other illness so she isn’t able to take prescriptions for migraines. She can’t even have over the counter relief, so oil alternatives are a great welcome. Thank you for the awareness.

  8. Alexandra Busico says:

    I started suffering from migraines after a surgery. I only get them occasionally but they put me down hard. I need to be in a dark, quiet space and the best med combo is Excedrin Migraine plus Benedryl. This video had some welcome information.

  9. Alicia Smith says:

    I do get migraines and they are very tied to hormones. It helps me to put an ice pack on the base of my neck and lie down in a dark room.

  10. Monilee Pearson Conrad says:

    I have two sisters who get migraines. I will pass on your suggestions and yoga poses.
    Thanks for the presentation.

  11. Barb Sheton says:

    I don’t get migraines … Luckily – because I am a baby about even getting a headache. But I do know people who suffer from migraines… who look for any cure, as it is brutal. Good information.

  12. Randy White says:

    Good suggestions that I will pass on to a family member! Getting back on a regular “schedule”, including enough sleep , proper meals and a brief walk help me with regular headaches.

  13. Bernie Merono says:

    I don’t have migraines, but I get a headache once in awhile when I haven’t slept well and rested in the night, fortunately they aren’t very frequent, so I just take a couple painkillers, and most times I feel better after awhile.

  14. Jeremy Anderson says:

    My wife has them far too often and this has some great tips that we will try.

  15. Kelly Adams says:

    Good presentation. I can’t say that I have personally had a migraine headache; however, I do experience regular head aches that I attribute to being in the early stages of dehydration. I will make more of a consistent effort to drink more water — especially first thing in the morning. Thanks!

  16. Alex Hansen says:

    I really like the idea of the Migraine Journal. Sometimes I get really bad headaches in the morning after I’ve been up an hour or so. I’m guessing they may be stressed related since I usually stay pretty hydrated unless my body is using a lot of liquids while I sleep. My headaches may be caused by other things as well, but I think trying to keep track of symptoms and what possible causes may help to prevent migraines/bad headaches in the future. Thanks!

  17. Angela Isaacs says:

    I have picked up frequent headaches and migraines in the last year or so. Trying to sort it out. Thanks for the tips.

  18. Julie Stratton says:

    This presentation had a lot of valuable information in it. Thank you. In my early twenties I would wake with a migraine each morning. My main trigger was anxiety caused by another medical issue. One I took the step needed to get the anxiety under control, my migraines because less frequent. I still get them but they are a much rarer occurrence now. When I have a migraine (which usually makes me dizzy and nauseous on top of the pain) I have to find a quiet, dark place to lay down and sleep. I never thought about icing my migraine before but I have massaged my temples with vicks, PastTense (DoTerra oil) and Peppermint Oil before. All of which have a cooling effect and seem to work pretty well. Sleep usually fixes my migraine. For some reason it seems to reset my brain and I wake up with less pain, although feeling a little weaker, and ready to function again. Thanks again for the info.

  19. Gina Swensen says:

    Several people in my extended family suffer from migraines including myself. I started taking B vitamins everyday years ago and I believe that it has helped keep me from getting as many as I used to. Excedrine Migraine, which contains caffeine to calm the nerve endings, Advil liquid gel, which facilitates getting the medicine into the bloodstream faster together with an Antihistamine are my “go to” for over the counter aids before the nausea sets in and if its not possible to ply ice packs in a dark quiet room and rest. I agree with what others have said about the lack of understanding from people who do not suffer from these debilitating headaches. I find that the same can be said about asthma and allergies. Thanks for the podcast info.

  20. Andy Paulsen says:

    I thought some of these headache triggers were interesting. I knew things like bright lights and loud noises could contribute to migraines, but I never knew food additives and exercise could lead to that. I think I should start keeping a diary of when I get headaches to determine what my triggers are.

  21. Luke Scott says:

    Thanks for this great learning module! I usually get headaches when I go for long periods of time without eating or drinking. Getting into a regular routine of drinking water and not starving myself have been the key to preventing headaches in the first place. Luckily, migraines are not a common thing in my life.

  22. Sherri says:

    Thank you for this module. I experience true migraines often. I’m excited to try eating more magnesium and vitamin B2 to help! The ice on my neck and head really does work to lessen the migraine.

  23. Brandee Anderson says:

    Migraines started for me at age thirteen and seem to be hormone, diet, stress and weather related. I’ve done food sensitivity tests and know when I avoid yeast, gluten, dairy and eggs my skin is clear and migraines are less frequent. It doesn’t stop them all. I recently tried cryotherapy that quickly but temporarily helped. I will be trying ice on my neck for the next one for sure and would LOVE to hear about the mouth massage.

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