Below we have listed some common questions people ask us about Migraine Escape®. If the information you are looking for can't be found below, please feel free to contact us anytime at info@migrainescape.com and we will happily answer any questions you may have.

What is Migraine Escape®?

Migraine Escape® is an all-natural, topically applied treatment for the relief of migraine pain and longer-term migraine prevention, made 100% from a pure ginger extract. It is a wonder of science and nature combined, so unique that it has patents pending worldwide as a Topical Pain Treatment and is approved by the Australian Government Therapeutic Goods Administration as a Complementary Medicine.

What are migraines?

Migraines are a totally debilitating headache. Any migraine sufferer knows how they feel when a non sufferer says "yeah I get bad headaches too"! They have no idea of the suffering a migraineur experiences. If you can continue working, driving, playing sport etc, the chances are it is not a migraine, just a bad headache.

A survey in Australia conducted by Stollznow Research in 2011 titled 'Migraines in Australia' found 12 % of women and 6% of men suffered migraines, with another 50% suffering in silence because they felt neither their doctor or family believed in their pain. That means 27% of the population suffers migraines! The survey also found that 83% of migraineurs were dissatisfied with their current medication.

Migraine Escape® founder Michael Dale says, "When I begin talking about Migraine Escape I know immediately whether I am talking to a sufferer or not, even before they tell me they are a sufferer. The body language and facial expressions immediately convey they know first hand what the pain is like. Furthermore, during the past 5 years of development, when I have discussed Migraine Escape with random groups of people, migraineurs appear to be 1 in 4, which would tend to validate those statistics. The World Health Organisation classifies migraines as the most expensive brain disorder in the world, both in terms of lost productivity and the money spent of treatment and medications, yet despite those statistics, less money is spent on migraine research than many other far less debilitating illnesses."

What is Migraine Escape® made from?

The proprietary extract is 100% derived from ginger, one of nature's most extraordinary plants. Migraine Escape® contains absolutely no preservatives, chemicals or additives, just nature at its very best. We source only the very highest quality Australian ginger from Queensland using only Freshcare Accredited Growers. Australia is renowned worldwide for the purity and quality of its agricultural products and Migraine Escape is truly representative of those high standards.

Learn more about the magical properties of ginger here.

How does Migraine Escape® work?

The special formula of the Migraine Escape® extract is a complete biological reconstruction of the ginger plant itself, hence the product displays all of the anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-nociceptive (pain inhibiting) properties that ginger does. Migraine Escape®'s remarkable efficacy can be explained by the synergy of its chemical properties. Being topical, it is absorbed through the blood membrane in seconds and goes to work immediately, unlike oral analgesics that take some time to be absorbed through the stomach into the bloodstream.

Is Migraine Escape® right for me?

Migraine Escape® has shown outstanding results for many people that use it. Both chronic and less frequent migraine sufferers report rapid pain relief and significant reduction in the frequency of migraines, with a subsequent improvement in confidence knowing that they always have an easy-to-use, fast-acting migraine combatant by their side.*

During our pilot clinical trials, Migraine Escape® was effective in preventing the migraine from developing in 97.2% of cases when applied upon the very first sign of an impending migraine, an almost unprecedented outcome in modern pharmaceutical testing.* Chronic sufferers came to experience fewer pains after using it for a month.*

Migraine Escape®, like any treatment, has different effects on different people. For whatever reason, it does not work for some people nor for some migraine events. We have found that the most common reason for low efficacy is improper application e.g. 1. late application or 2. the application area not being free of makeup, moisturiser or sunscreen, which prevents quick absorption through the skin.

We therefore recommend our users follow our usage guidelines and develop their own application protocol, however if you subsequently find Migraine Escape® provides you with no pain relief and you are dissatisfied with your product, we will be happy to refund your purchase in full within 30 days, no questions asked. Please refer to our refund policy for details.

Is Migraine Escape® safe?

Migraine Escape® is manufactured under strict GMP Pharmaceutical standards stipulated by the Australian Government Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). Ginger is recognised by both the TGA and the US Government Food & Drug Administration (FDA) as being generally safe.

Being a concentrated topical application, Migraine Escape® can cause skin irritation for people with sensitive skin.

TGA requires the following warnings to be included on the packaging: If symptoms persist, consult your healthcare practitioner. Individuals taking anticoagulants or at risk of bleeding problems 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.

Women who are pregnant, should seek the advice of their medical practitioner before using Migraine Escape®.

Ginger may interact with the chemicals found in prescription and over-the-counter medicines. If you take any of the following medicines, you should talk to your health care provider before using ginger or ginger-based products:
  • Blood-thinning medications: Ginger may increase the risk of bleeding. Talk to your doctor before taking ginger if you take blood thinners, such as warfarin (Coumadin), clopidogrel (Plavix) or aspirin.
  • Diabetes medications: Ginger may cause a reduction in blood sugar, which can raise the risk of developing hypoglycemia or low blood sugar level.
  • High blood pressure medications: Ginger may cause a reduction in blood pressure, which can raise the risk of low blood pressure or irregular heartbeat.

Are there any side effects?

Migraine Escape® is 100% sourced from nature, which means it does not have the same side-effect profile as conventional migraine products. Our customers don't report the next day hangover, nausea, brain fog etc that may be experienced when using chemical-based treatments. There is also not the long-term threat to your health like that posed by more extreme treatments like botox*.

That said, 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.

In small doses, ginger has few side effects. These include dermatitis, skin rash, gas, heartburn, upset stomach and vomiting. Higher doses of ginger (e.g. 5 grams or more a day) may increase the chance of side effects, and 1x regular-sized application (6 swipes) of Migraine Escape® equates to approximately 2.5-3 grams of ginger.

The primary/most common side effect of Migraine Escape® is a heat sensation on the skin at the site of application. The severity varies with the individual. People with sensitive skin may want to try a smaller amount initially to test for any reaction.

Migraine Escape® will also sting if it gets in the eyes, so make sure to wash your hands after use.

We advise not applying more than 24 swipes of Migraine Escape® in a 24 hour period (e.g. a maximum of 4 regular-sized applications of 6 swipes each per 24 hours). 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.

Some people meanwhile may find the scent of Migraine Escape® discomforting.

How many bottles should I purchase?

Usually only one bottle of Migraine Escape®, which contains 2ml of liquid, is sufficient. Our baseline recommendation is 6 swipes of Migraine Escape® per migraine event, which equates to 22 applications per bottle. For the 'average' migraine sufferer, who suffers approximately 2.7 migraines per month, this will last for more than 6 months. Depending on the severity of your migraines you may find you need to use more or less than the baseline amount per application.

Chronic migraine sufferers who use Migraine Escape® as a preventative apply it around 4 times a day, using one bottle per week; however with the passage of time the frequency of migraine events should be reduced such each bottle also lasts longer. Some of our customers prefer to have two bottles, keeping one at home and the other with them at all times.

How should I take Migraine Escape®?

You can use Migraine Escape® as either an acute migraine treatment (i.e. for pain relief during a migraine event) or as a longer-term preventative.

When using it as an acute treatment, we recommend you apply Migraine Escape® at the first sign of the impending migraine event. Being a topically-applied treatment, it can only be absorbed if the skin is clean, so first remove any makeup, moisturizer or sunscreen.

For detailed, step-by-step application guidance and information on how to get the best results for your particular circumstances, please visit our dedicated usage guidelines page.

Is Migraine Escape® backed by science and clinical testing?

Migraine Escape® was developed by combining existing scientific research with the latest science techniques. The process resulted in the creation of a very high quality herbal extract representing the enter chemical profile of the ginger plant, an extract unlike any other essential oil or oleoresin/extract that currently exists. After trialling a multitude of samples, IHP finally created something that started to demonstrate extraordinary results.

In the development of Migraine Escape®, IHP's advisory team consisted of both medical and chemistry experts in their respective fields from around the world. This included world renowned Professor Alan Bensoussan, Head of Complementary Medicine at University of Sydney, regarding our discovery and how to proceed with more formalised trials. Pilot Clinical Trials were conducted in four phases on a total of 132 patients, both male and female ranging in age from 10 to 78.

Migraine Escape® has subsequently received listing approval from the Australian Government Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) as a Complementary Medicine (listing code AUST L 231904), while the extraction process is officially registered as a patent application with the World Intellectual Property Office in Geneva, Switzerland. Please note that the product has not been assessed nor endorsed by the US FDA.

Visit here for more information about the science and development process behind the new approach to treating migraine headaches.

Do you ship internationally?

Migraine Escape® has been formally reviewed by the relevant Government regulatory body in Australia, the Therapeutic Goods Administration. Migraine Escape® is subsequently approved for sale in Australia and New Zealand.

Migraine Escape® has not been reviewed by the regulatory body of any other country, and as such has not been formally approved for sale in markets outside of Australia and New Zealand.

International buyers accept full responsibility for meeting the regulatory and import requirements of your country. Unfortunately, Innovative Herbal Products cannot accept any responsibility or liability pertaining to purchases made by buyers outside of Australia and New Zealand.

While Migraine Escape® is approved for export from Australia, aside from deliveries to New Zealand, import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer’s responsibility. Please check with your country’s customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to buying.

What payment methods do you accept?

Our e-commerce website is hosted by Shopify and we process payments using PayPal, two of the world's largest and most secure online platforms.

Payment can be made by MasterCard, Visa and American Express or with a PayPal account.

If you prefer not to enter your details online, please send an email to sales@migrainescape.com with your order details and we will send you an invoice using the Square payment service.

Will I be billed automatically?

No, there is no auto billing, as every migraine sufferer is different. We recognise that no one solution fits everybody. Our corporate mission is to help improve the lives of the millions of migraine sufferers around the world and we want to do that on a personal basis.

How do I use my discount code?

If you have a discount code, please enter your payment details first and click 'Continue'. You will not be charged at this point. You can then apply the discount code on the following page, before completing checkout.

Storage instructions

Heat can affect the chemical composition and efficacy of Migraine Escape, so it should be kept in a cool, dark place and out of direct heat and sunlight.

When you are at home or the office, the refrigerator or a cool, well-ventilated cupboard are good places to keep it.

You will also want to take Migraine Escape with you when you are out of the house. In this case, keeping it in your bag for short periods of time is fine. Just be sure not to leave it in the car, especially during warm days.

Do not freeze Migraine Escape.