More on botanical migraine treatments.
Article Type: Letter to the editor
Author: Buratti, Jon
Pub Date: 08/01/2012
Publication: Name: Townsend Letter Publisher: The Townsend Letter Group Audience: General; Professional Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2012 The Townsend Letter Group ISSN: 1940-5464
Issue: Date: August-Sept, 2012 Source Issue: 349-350
Accession Number: 303012911
Full Text: Great article on "Botanical Treatment Strategies: Migraine Case Studies" in the Feb./March 2012 issue. A strategy that I use to combat this growing problem is by adding the herbal Blend 800, formulated by the Monastery of Herbs, aspirin substitute blend to a client's protocols. This formula contains several of the herbs listed in the article. It is made with wild lettuce leaf for its calming properties; white willow bark, the original aspirin; valerian root, sedating effects; feverfew, reduces migraine occurrences and reduces allergic responses; American ginger root, treats nausea and stimulates blood circulation; and devil's claw root, an anti-inflammatory and pain relief.

Patients usually start taking 4 capsules per day and then reduce to 2 a day and after several months of being migraine free they can reduce the blend to one a day. Several clients started taking the blend and because of the migraines not reappearing for several months stopped taking the blend and after a few weeks they had another migraine episode. But returning to get another herbal procedure and starting the 800 blend again, they have been free of migraines for several months.

So instead of having a separate blend for allergy-induced, stress-related, and hormonally triggered migraines this single blend can be added to your protocols for faster relief of the causes and symptoms of major discomfort in your client's life.

And an added benefit to this blend is if a person takes 2 capsules before consuming alcoholic beverages they will most likely not experience a "hangover" effect. If hung over, the patient can take 2 capsules for relief in a few minutes. Sometimes 4 capsules are necessary to relieve or prevent this form of discomfort.

Jon Buratti, ND

Paramount Herbs, 1914 W. Alameda Avenue, Burbank, California 91506

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