Daily Application Protocol
WHO IS THE DAILY APPLICATION PROTOCOL FOR?
The Migraine Escape Daily Application Protocol is designed for use by episodic migraine sufferers.
If you experience less than 15 headache days per month, these are considered by the International Headache Society to be episodic migraines. As a point of reference, the “average” migraine sufferer is estimated to experience 2.7 migraines per month.
If you experience more than 15 headache days per month, your migraines may be classified as chronic migraine, in which case our Chronic Application Protocol may be more appropriate for you.
If your migraines are menopausal, menstrual or stress-related, a Modified Daily Application may be more beneficial for you.
ONCE YOU HAVE ESTABLISHED YOUR MIGRAINES ARE EPISODIC
In the event your migraines are episodic, your first few uses of Migraine Escape may not be sufficient to overcome the hormonal, inflammatory or other causes contributing to your migraines. As a result, you may initially find Migraine Escape to be ineffective when used as an acute migraine treatment (i.e. during a migraine event).
To increase the efficacy of Migraine Escape as an acute treatment, we recommend starting with a preventative mini-application once per day for 1 month [Phase 1].
The goal of the daily application is to get Migraine Escape into the bloodstream, so that your body can benefit from its neuro-regenerative and anti-inflammatory properties. We also expect this to have a positive effect on the frequency of migraine events/symptoms.*
Depending on your progress, you may need to increase the number of swipes you are applying [Phase 2].
Once your migraines have come under control, you can then reduce the daily application and choose to only apply Migraine Escape at the first sign of an impending migraine [Phase 3].
A) 1x DAILY MINI-APPLICATION
Start with 1x mini-application per day for 1 month. A mini-application = 1-2 swipes of Migraine Escape across the forehead+.
Our default recommendation is to apply the mini-application in the evening before going bed.
It is best to begin your daily application at least a few days before you expect your next migraine to commence.
+A regular-sized application of Migraine Escape = 4 swipes
EVENING APPLICATION: It is best if the evening application can remain on all night for maximum absorption and efficacy. To prevent it getting in your eyes, customers have used either a scarf, headband or a thin barrier line of moisturiser above their eyebrows successfully.
MORNING APPLICATION: The morning application does not need to remain on for longer than 30 minutes, so you can wash it off, apply makeup if applicable and go about your day as normal.
B) USE MIGRAINE ESCAPE AS AN ACUTE TREATMENT ALONGSIDE DAILY APPLICATION
Don't forget to bring your Migraine Escape with you when leaving the house*. Re-apply Migraine Escape a maximum of 2 times during the day (of 4 swipes each) if you feel a migraine coming on (as per the 6 Steps guidelines).
Do not apply more than 16 swipes of Migraine Escape in a 24 hour period (i.e. a maximum of 4 regular-sized applications of 4 swipes each per 24 hours).
Remember, when applying during a migraine event, Migraine Escape is more effective when it is applied before the pain stage, rather than waiting for the migraine to reach the pain stage and then applying.
If at first Migraine Escape is not effective as an acute treatment, it should increase in effectiveness with each use if you are applying daily each evening.
We have also seen some cases where neither Migraine Escape or existing medication alone is effective as an acute treatment, but taken together they are effective.
If at any stage your symptoms worsen, immediately discontinue the use of Migraine Escape and contact us for advice.
*Migraine Escape should be stored in a cool, dark place, such as the refrigerator. When you take Migraine Escape with you, do not leave it in the car and keep it away from direct sunlight or heat.
INCREASE NUMBER OF SWIPES IF NECESSARY
If the mini-application does not appear to be helping your overall migraine symptoms, increase the number of swipes up to a maximum of 6 for each preventative application.
Because Migraine Escape is a liquid topical application, it does take a little bit of experimentation to find out what works for you. No two people are the same, so you can adjust the number of swipes until you find an effective amount for you. At the most basic level, the severity of your migraines will determine the number of swipes to apply.
Be mindful not to apply more than 16 swipes of Migraine Escape in a 24 hour period (e.g. a maximum of 4 regular-sized applications of 4 swipes each per 24 hours).
REDUCE YOUR DAILY APPLICATION
Once your migraines have come under control, you may wish to phase out the daily application and switch to only applying Migraine Escape at the first sign of an impending migraine.
That said, many of our customers choose to continue with the mini-application before bed every night for extra migraine protection. Some say that 1 swipe simply gives them a more relaxed sleep. It is entirely up to what you feel comfortable with.
EXAMPLE USE CASE
One lady, a naturopath from Adelaide, applied 6 swipes preventatively before bed for the first 2 weeks. After being free of migraine pain for the first time in 40 years, she reduced it to a nightly application of 2 small swipes across her forehead. That has been effective in preventing migraines developing for her.
MODIFIED DAILY APPLICATION
If your migraines are menopausal, menstrual or stress-related (or occur in a relatively predictable pattern), you may be able to get better results by modifying the Daily Application Protocol.
Please make sure to read the information above pertaining to the Daily Application Protocol before modifying your application.
In essence, this involves concentrating your daily application around the period of time during which your migraines usually appear.
For example, if you experience a handful of migraines each month around your menstrual phase, you may start a daily application of Migraine Escape a few days beforehand and continue it for a week or so.
To establish an effective protocol for you, you can follow the same guidelines as the Daily Application Protocol, starting from Phase 1.
One of our recent customers was worried about migraines interrupting her exams due to stress. We put her on a daily mini-application of 2x swipes per evening during the entire three weeks of her Higher School Certificate exams. She successfully got through them migraine-free.
A nightly mini-application of 1-2 swipes has also proved effective in stopping menopausal migraines, which appear in the early morning for many of our customers.
Whatever your situation, we recommend speaking to our team before commencing use of Migraine Escape. We are here to help you figure out the most effective application method for you.
CONSUMER INFORMATION AND EDUCATION
As a highly concentrated ginger extract, the properties associated with ginger are intensified in Migraine Escape. This applies to both the medicinal/analgesic properties and side effects.
- From WebMD: In small doses, ginger has few side effects. These include dermatitis, skin rash, gas, heartburn, upset stomach and vomiting. Higher doses of ginger (5 grams or more a day) may increase the chance of side effects.
- 2x regular-sized applications (4 swipes each) of Migraine Escape equates to approximately 4 grams of ginger. Do not apply more than 16 swipes of Migraine Escape in a 24 hour period (e.g. a maximum of 4 regular-sized applications of 4 swipes each per 24 hours).
- Migraine Escape has a heat sensation associated with it when applied to the skin. The severity varies with the individual. People with sensitive skin may want to try a smaller amount initially to test for any reaction.
- Be careful not to get it in your eyes as it stings.
- Some people may find the scent of Migraine Escape discomforting.
- Ginger may raise the risk of bleeding. If you have a bleeding disorder, it may not be safe. Always tell your doctor about herbal medicines you take, including ginger.
- Women who are pregnant, should seek the advice of their medical practitioner before using Migraine Escape or ginger-based products.
Overuse may lead to symptoms including an increase in vomiting, increase in migraine-associated pain, increased skin sensitivity and nose bleeding.
If you are particularly sensitive to any types of medication or inputs, you may also have an increased risk of these side effects.
Warnings on packaging
- If symptoms persist consult your healthcare practitioner.
- Individuals taking anticoagulants or at risk of bleeding should seek medical advice before applying Migraine Escape.
- For external use on unbroken skin only.
- Not to be taken.
- Avoid contact with eyes.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- Store below 25°C.
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