Everyone’s migraine experience is different, but one thing that is common is that nobody ever wants to have one. Pain and migraine symptoms can last from 4 – 72 hours during a migraine episode, and seriously impact many sufferers’ ability to function at work, in social situations, in their day to day lives.
Migraines can be brought on by numerous situations and some people report migraines starting as a result of stimuli like bright lights, smells, or loud noises. All of these triggers excite the trigeminal nerve, one of the main nerves of the face. This nerve is responsible for transmitting sensations from the face to the brain. When the brain cells become stimulated by a migraine trigger factor, it causes the trigeminal nerve to become inflamed. This causes swelling of the blood vessels and causes severe pain in the face, jaw, head, or neck.
Some patients use over the counter drugs to try and combat the pain, while chronic sufferers often use prescription migraine medications. Unfortunately, these medications may actually increase the frequency of migraines if used too frequently over long periods.
In a therapy called SVF, stem cells are used to treat trigeminal nerve inflammation and thus, reduce migraine pain. If they can be activated, stem cells work to combat inflammation of the trigeminal nerve.
Our new patch, the X39, launching in January 2019, has the power to elevate a peptide known to activate stem cells. We have already received in a testimonial from a person that was able to rapidly relieve a migraine headache with the X39. This is anecdotal of course, but we look forward to studying this further.