NO MORE MIGRAINES
23 years of agony and fear
By Gail Lynn (Written in 2010). Life Center is going on 8 years old and we have evolved from the older technology light box to the next generation of sound and light chambers called The Harmonic Egg. Check out the website for more details. https://lifecenter.us
If you have ever been a migraine sufferer, then you know what it’s like to, at one moment, be enjoying life, and then suddenly-BAM!-it hits you out of the blue. A true migraine gives very little warning and, for most, no real reason.
My first migraine occurred at the age of 17. I was getting ready to go to a friend’s graduation party and BAM!, there it was. I had optical migraines. It was as if I had looked at the sun and then looked away, leaving a negative of the image in my view. The spot would stay there and grow, reaching out towards the edges until it eliminated my peripheral vision completely. After about forty-five minutes the pain would start, pain like an ice pick scraping the inside of my skull for endless hours. Twelve to fifteen hours of this left me feeling as if a gun to the head might be a better option. The pain was so intense that if I entered into a lit area I would feel the need to vomit and have diarrhea at the same time. Most of the time I would just gag over the toilet and get nothing but drool. I couldn’t eat, sleep, drink, or relax. Over a twenty-three year period, I averaged eight migraines a year. I can’t imagine what I might have done had I experienced them more often than I did.
Migraines ran my life. There was always a fear of the next one. Sometimes I would look at the sun or at a bright light, and when I looked away my body would be tense, almost as if it was expecting to be filled with overwhelming pain in an instant. Migraine sufferers live with that fear daily and always have to be sure on how to cope when it hits. I was lucky that I had forty-five minutes of compromised vision before the pain started. It was my warning. Many times I found myself racing home, nervously driving, so that I could get into bed where the shades were down and the lights were out.
For twenty-three years I searched for answers. The first place I looked was in traditional medicine, and after thousands of dollars and many wasted years I realized that I needed better options. I tried acupuncture, chiropractic, yoga, hypnosis, herbs, supplements and diets. Sometimes I thought I received some relief, but it never seemed to last.
In January of 2007 I found a sound and light technology/modality. The light box uses frequency, vibration, sound and light waves in a resonant frequency to detoxify, de-stress, reset and rebalance the body. It takes the body to a level below the level of consciousness while still in an awakened state and works to balance the autonomic nervous system so the body can work to heal itself.
I traveled to Arizona to try it, and at first I really didn’t notice anything. I was one of the biggest skeptics. After several months I noticed subtle changes; my eye doctor told me that my eyesight had improved, and I noticed that my asthma seemed to have disappeared. I wondered if it could have been the light box. I had not done anything else, and despite my stressful job and lifestyle, something was improving my wellness.
A year later I visited the center again and the next migraine I had only lasted for 10 hours and seemed to be less intense. Another light box session and the next migraine lasted only about 6 hours. One time I developed a migraine while I was at the center, and I entered the light box during the migraine. A session lasts about one hour, and that hour was painful. However, the migraine was gone in about 15 minutes after the session, and I was able to eat and keep food down right away.
I was so amazed that I decided to open my own center in Colorado. To date, I have been migraine-free for one year. I did about twenty sessions before the migraine pain was gone, but the pain is finally gone! I have had a few silent migraines in the past year, but never with any pain. What I mean by silent is that I had the compromised vision, but nothing more than that followed.
I am more than grateful to the older technology for all it has done for me and for what I have seen it do for others. I am not only migraine-free, but also asthma-free and insomnia-free. I breathe better, I don’t have globs of hair coming out in the shower, I feel less stressed, I don’t need my glasses anymore, my cystic acne is gone, my blood work is pretty darn good for a 40 year old woman and I have also had several other improvements.
If you suffer from migraines don’t give up! There are therapies that are out there that might be right for you.
Ms. Lynn owns and operates Life Center in Denver, CO.