What is Migraine

Migraine is a neurological disorder that is characterized by episodes of headaches called migraine attacks. They are different from regular headaches as they are usually accompanied by intense, throbbing pain on one or both sides of the head. Some people with migraine can experience pain in the temple or behind one eye or ear, though there could be pain in any part of the head. They can also experience nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light as well as sound, with some sufferers even seeing spots or flashing lights or having temporary loss of vision. Migraine headaches can occur at any time of the day, with the pain continuing for a few hours or lasting up to 72 hours.

According to WHO (World Health Organization), over 300 million people globally suffer from migraines. Migraine does not pose a threat to overall health, though the intense pain and other symptoms associated with the headache can significantly compromise the quality of an individual’s day-to-day life. For example, in a study of 30,000 people suffering from migraine in the US, 9 out of 10 individuals said that they were unable to work or function normally when they had headaches, while over half of them said their symptoms were so severe that they required bed rest.


What Causes Migraine

Advances in technology that has helped us precisely understand how the brain works show that migraine headaches are caused by reduced blood flow to various areas of the cerebral cortex in the brain. This can be due to various triggers, such as hormonal fluctuations, environmental stimuli like weather or bright lights, certain smells, alcohol, certain foods, poor sleep, and high stress. According to researchers, the nervous system responds to a trigger by creating spasms in the nerve-rich arteries at the base of the brain. The spasms, in turn, constrict several arteries that supply blood to the brain, including the arteries from the scalp and neck. With these arteries constricting, the flow of blood to the brain is reduced, while at the same time, platelets clump together and release a chemical called serotonin. Serotonin acts as a powerful constrictor of arteries, thereby further reducing blood and oxygen supply to the brain. In reaction to the reduced oxygen supply, certain arteries within the brain dilate in order to meet the brain’s energy needs and researchers believe that this dilation is what causes the pain associated with migraine headaches.

Despite the brain’s arteries expanding dramatically and making significantly more oxygen-rich blood available to meet the demand for energy, some parts of the brain still experience severe oxygen shortage, or hypoxia. As a result, parts of brain cells’ sophisticated signaling structures disintegrate, similar to what happens when a person has a mini-stroke, or after a severe injury, or when blood flow to the brain is completely stopped, such as during a heart attack.


Cerebra’s Treatment for Migraine

Cerebra TurboBrain’s revolutionary Brain Enhancement Technology, which increases blood flow to the brain, is based on the science of Hemoencephalography, or the measurement of voluntarily-controlled regional blood flow in the brain. Using a specially adapted controller in conjunction with a computer for active, real-time viewing of one’s brain activity measured through Cerebral Blood Flow, Cerebra TurboBrain targets the prefrontal cortex by modifying the on-screen activity – viewing based on cerebral blood flow activity. By effectively maintaining abundant cerebral blood flow that is required to provide a constant supply of oxygen, glucose, and other nutrients for the brain to function properly, Cerebra TurboBrain cures depression, as well as enhances cognitive abilities. Individuals suffering from depression can benefit hugely from Cerebra TurboBrain’s cerebral blood flow measuring technology, by becoming free from the symptoms associated with the disorder, as well as vastly improving their focus, attention, memory, social behavior, prioritizing, multi-tasking, reduced stress and anxiety.

Cerebra’s suite of brain enhancement and regeneration technologies also includes Cerebra PhotoBioStim (CPBS), which uses coherent light to directly stimulate affected areas in the brain, all over the scalp. The basic biochemical pathways activated by CPBS, e.g., increased ATP production, and signaling pathways activated by reactive oxygen species, nitric oxide release, and increased cyclic adenosine monophosphate (AMP), all work together to produce beneficial effects in brains whose function has been compromised by migraine-related neurodegeneration.

Both CTB and CPBS offer great potential in the resolution of migraine and are already delivering promising results for affected people across Asia, including Mumbai and New Delhi. Please visit the Scientific Research section in the website to read about the vast amount of studies that is being done on CTB and CPBS technologies.


Why Early Intervention Is Important In Treatment for Migraine

Migraines cause insufferable pain and mood changes that can severely affect the quality of life. There is also the risk of an ischaemic stroke, called migrainous infarction, occurring during a migraine attack. A number of studies on migraine as a risk factor for ischaemic stroke have shown a statistically significant relationship between migraine and ischaemic stroke.

Scientists have also discovered that migraine can affect the brain’s structure by shrinking it over the long-term and increase the risk of brain lesions. Migraine can cause long-term damage to the brain unless there is early intervention, which is vital in order to retain cognitive functions and improve the quality of life. This makes it vital for individuals suffering from migraine to seek timely treatment with CTB and CPBS training before a stroke or irreversible brain damage occurs.

Please visit the Success Stories section in the website to read heart-warming testimonials of the remarkable benefits experienced by individuals after undergoing CTB and CPBS training.