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What Triggers Migraine and How Cold Lasers Can Help?


Migraine is a headache which might last from hours to days and in many cases, it becomes chronic. It is very common amongst women of different ages and usually only painkillers are soothing the pain. However, there is another way of treatment as first you need to observe which are the triggers for you and then you can try cold laser therapy as a non-invasive way to treat migraine without medication.

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Symptoms and Signs of Migraine

  • Mild or severe head pain
  • Sensitivity to sound, light and odors
  • Brain fog and inability to focus
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Visual effects or blurred vision
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Numbness or tingling in the hands, legs, face
  • Fatigue
  • Tender scalp
  • Loss of appetite
  • Pale skin color

What Causes Migraine?

This is a very confusing question because so far conventional medicine has not come up with the knowledge of the exact cause of migraine. It is thought that the pain is a result of abnormal brain activity which is affecting the blood vessels, chemicals and neuro signals in the brain. However, the better question in that case would be what actually triggers migraine attacks. The trigger might be very specific for you as it could be some kind of food, emotional patterns, hormonal changes, environment circumstances or something else. 

What Triggers Migraine?

In fact anything could trigger the migraine, so it is very much recommended to keep a journal where you describe every day when you have experienced migraine. This could help you identify your specific trigger. There are many factors that you need to include in our observation like hormonal changes, emotions, physical changes, diet, environment and medications. The trigger could be strictly individual to you, so it is up to you to observe and find out when and how the migraine occurs. It will help to sense the early symptoms of the migraine attack and to act accordingly in order to soothe the pain. Here are some triggers that you need to look for. 

How Hormonal Changes Trigger Migraine Attacks?

Some women have noticed to experience migraine attacks when approaching the time of their monthly period. This is linked to the hormonal changes of the reproductive hormones like estrogen and progesterone. After the ovulation, the estrogen levels should drop as the progesterone would increase. However, migraine is usually linked to high levels of estrogen during the time of the beginning of the period. This is known as menstrual-related migraine. Menopause, low thyroid hormones, high prolactin, high stress hormones etc., could also be migraine triggers. 

Emotional Migraine Triggers

  • Emotional stress
  • Depression
  • Experiencing shock
  • Anxiety and obsessive thoughts
  • Excitement 
  • Extreme fear and worry 
  • Inner tension

What Can Trigger Migraine on the Physical Level?

  • Sleeping disorders and insomnia
  • Feeling tired and exhausted
  • Problems with the body posture
  • Working in shifts
  • Jet lag
  • Tension in the neck and the shoulders
  • Low of high blood sugar 
  • Vestibular balance disorder
  • Travelling in a car, boat or a plane

Migraine Triggers Linked to the Diet

  • Dehydration
  • Fasting, irregular or missed meals
  • Alcohol 
  • Specific foods like chocolate or citrus
  • Caffeine 
  • Tyramine containing foods like smoked meat or fish, yeast and certain cheeses

Environmental Migraine Triggers

  • Loud noises and sounds
  • Certain Odors
  • Screens like TV, computer, etc.
  • Smoky rooms or rooms with no fresh air
  • Climate changes 
  • Bright light
  • Tense and stressful environment

Medications Which Might Trigger Migraine Attacks

  • Some anti-depressants 
  • Some sleeping pills
  • The contraceptive pill ( contains estrogen)
  • Hormone replacement therapy based on additional estrogen
  • Synthetic thyroid hormone in too low or too high doses
  • Others

Why Are Cold Lasers Beneficial for Migraines?

Cold laser therapy is very beneficial for pains of different origin as it provides pain-relief and also addresses the root cause of the conditions. In coMra devices, the cold laser is supported by magnets, light diodes and even ultrasound (in Delta) to induce the healing abilities of the body itself and to support the recovery of each cell by providing additional energy. The laser therapy is effective and non-invasive at the same time, supporting the healing process without any negative side effects. The recommended coMra Treatment Protocols for Migraine are Universal 1 – Head and Endocrinology 2 – Hormonal Imbalance.

Free E-book “coMra For Migraine

Read or download this free e-book on how coMra is used in cases of migraine. This published pilot case series explores the role of coMra therapy in the treatment of migraine and develops a holistic view of emotional origins and bioenergetic expression of headaches.

To start using coMra, first search your health issue in the coMra User Guide ( you can use the Web app, download the mobile version or as a pdf file). If you can find it, start applying the relevant to it treatment protocol. If you do not find it, start with coMra Universal 3 and coMra Universal 5 protocols. If you have questions and need support by an expert, please contact us.

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