Neuroplasticity is everything and it could be the key to entrepreneurial success. It could be the key to any success for that matter. The best part is you're never too old. Neuroplasticity and malleability are always within our grasp. So what does that say about the old dog and the new tricks? Everything.
Just completed week 4 of 10 in the informal migraine case study. To date, one subject with complete resolution of headaches after 8 sessions. We worked with her outside the study period due to time constraints so she is ahead of the rest of the group in the study. A second subject with chronic migraine of more than 15 days/ month and multiple triggers, reports she is doing very well and seems to be smiling a lot these days. Two others are reporting a shift in headache patterns. One subject continues with little movement but her reports are promising. One subject has been released from the study due to unreported health issues during the assessment period. That's it so far.
Stay tuned for future updates as the study progresses. Study ends mid July and data should be available by the 1st of August.
When we think of migraine we often associate it with women. 75% of migraineurs are women but it's been estimated that as much as 10% of men are sufferers. The difference is that men are incredibly under-diagnosed. Check out this article about men and migraine.
Migraine statistics are staggering. It's the third most prevalent disease process in the world and that one alone is mind boggling.
In the US there are 37 million suffering from migraine
Some studies suggest that 13% of the US population suffers from migraine
18% of women
6% of men though this has been estimated to be as high as 10%
75% of migraineurs are women
More than 70% have a family history
Almost half of all migraine sufferers have not been formally diagnosed
25% have one or more migraines a week
Loss of productivity in the US is estimated between 5.6 and 17.2 billion dollars
The most common symptoms:
85% describe the pain as throbbing or pulsing
80% have light sensitivity
76% Sound sensitivity
73% report nausea
59% have pain on one side
44% have vision changes
36% have an aura
29% report vomiting