Magnesium Treats Migraines - Dr. Carolyn Dean MD ND

Magnesium Treats Migraines

June 12, 2014

I perked up when I saw a recent post on Medscape about a preventive strategy approved for chronic migraines. But instead of unveiling magnesium as the best way to treat and prevent migraines, they announced Onabotulinumtoxin A injections. AKA – Botox!

Yet, every day I receive amazing testimonials like this one from a client of mine who said:

My girlfriend frequently suffers from migraine headaches. About a month ago, she told me she had a migraine for days and that she nearly overdosed on acetaminophen (Tylenol) trying to get rid it. I scolded her for taking dangerous amounts of acetaminophen and offered her your ReMag solution in a tall glass of orange juice. Within about 10-15 minutes, her migraine was completely gone. About six hours later, her headache returned. Again, I gave her a moderate dose of your ReMag solution, and within 10-minutes, her headache was gone! Although she hasn’t taken any ReMag since, she really hasn’t had any major headaches. But I’m still going to get her on a daily regimen of your ReMag. I just now ordered four bottles of it, one for her, one for me, one for the receptionist at my work who has to wear migraine sunglasses indoors, and on to keep on hand.

In my Magnesium Miracle book I introduce my hero in migraine therapy, Dr. Alexander Mauskop, the founder and director of the New York Headache Center. His latest paper is called “Why All Migraine Patients Should Be Treated with Magnesium.”

Dr. Mauskop says: “This article will attempt to convince the reader that all migraine sufferers should receive a therapeutic trial of magnesium supplementation.” He further explains that “A multitude of studies have proven the presence of magnesium deficiency in migraine patients. Double-blind, placebo-controlled trials have produced mixed results, most likely because both magnesium deficient and non-deficient patients were included in these trials.”

It’s obvious that when researchers don’t test for magnesium deficiency before treating a migraine patient to prove if magnesium deficiency is the cause of migraine, makes for a seriously flawed study. The same could be said for any magnesium treatment study.

Dr. Mauskop agrees with me that Serum Magnesium levels are entirely inaccurate. He does say that the Magnesium RBC test is more reliable. I recommend that everyone get their Magnesium RBC levels measured. The test is available to the public without a doctor’s prescription at a very reasonable cost of $49.00. Aim to for an optimum level of 6.0-6.5mg/d:

Unlike other research papers that hem and haw when it comes to conclusions, the good doctor says: “Considering that up to 50 % of patients with migraines could potentially benefit from this extremely safe and very inexpensive treatment, it should be recommended to all migraine patients.”

So rather than pay a few hundred dollars for botox injections, take ReMag a form of magnesium that clients say is equivalent to IV magnesium. Add ReAline to help detoxify from all the medications you’ve taken to deal with chronic pain. ReAline contains methylated B6 and B2, both of which help treat migraines. If your migraines are worsened by hypothyroidism, adrenal exhaustion or hormonal imbalance, ReMyte multiple mineral can help. Hydration is very important when it comes to headaches. Drink half your weight (in pounds) in ounces of water to which you add ¼ tsp of sea salt. Minerals that readily enter cells pull fluid behind them and hydrate the cells.

Carolyn Dean MD ND

The Doctor of the Future®

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