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Warding Off Migraines

Updated on March 6, 2020
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With years of sharing with customers a simple solution he himself uses has made it possible for some to also say, "Enough was enough."


My wife received her medical degree in Laos, trained by French professors and doctors. She had previously earned her Registered Nurse's certification and served six years as a Seventh-day Adventist medical missionary in southern Laos and Australia. She also studied herbal medicine with a Chinese herbal doctor prior to our marriage.

We were married for seven years before our three children were all in grade school, and she told me that, besides being an RN, she was also a medical doctor.

Having taken none of her academic records with us when I brought her to America, I asked why she had not told me sooner. She replied, "I wanted you to love me for who I am, and not for what I am."

While that made perfect sense, the absence of her MD credentials caused us to have a major university write to the Registrar of the University of Vientiane for her records, only to find out later that the Pathet Lao had sent troops into the university when they won control of Laos, and the records had been burned!

By then we had moved to Utah in anticipation of receiving her records. Without the records, her work with the International Rescue Committee led to a position with the Utah Lung Association, the State Office of Chronic Disease, and a position as a mental health consultant for Salt Lake County.

With that as background, we eventually opened a health store, now named Positive Living Choices.

This has been our health store in the Rockies.
This has been our health store in the Rockies. | Source
Not a few customers, the author included, used to have migraine headaches.
Not a few customers, the author included, used to have migraine headaches. | Source
For those who once said they "would try anything" to be rid of migraines, some have found relief.
For those who once said they "would try anything" to be rid of migraines, some have found relief. | Source

A possible migraine solution to ask your medical professional about....

Just like everyone's fingerprints are different, the causes of an individual's migraines can vary widely. 15% of Americans experience migraines.

For me personally, my tension/migraine headaches responded to a readily available solution.

When I first felt a migraine coming on, I took one Advil® tablet and one capsule of the herb Feverfew. Feverfew is an herb traditionally noted for treating headaches and migraines. Taking that combination at the first aura of a potential migraine, I have found that for me personally I have never had another full-blown migraine.

People I have shown what I do by taking the one Advil® and capsule of Feverfew when I first feel the onset of a migraine, have reported that doing so themselves they have also been free of migraines. It can be that some people might have an allergy to Feverfew which is similar to Ragweed, but being free of migraines might make the attempt worth a try after first seeking qualified medical advice.

Feverfew is not recommended for women who are pregnant, or hoping to become pregnant while using Feverfew.

I am suggesting to Amaal J. Starling, M.D. at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, that she might experiment with the Advil®/Feverfew combination for a few of her patients to see what relief they might also experience. (See Dr. Starling on

My own Tension/Migraine headaches led to throbbing, light sensitive, unremitting pain, nausea, and vomiting which would eventually relieve one. But since I learned to use the Advil®/Feverfew, I have had no more such headaches. I believe that is what made the difference for me, although I am aware that some people feel they actually outgrew migraines, and there are other medications and treatments sufferers can and do resort to.

[This is not written to help, relieve, alleviate, or cure any individual's migraine attacks. For those seek a qualified medical professional's advice.]

This is written simply to say that this is what I and others report having done successfully.

If you yourself, or someone you know is regularly experiencing migraines or tension headaches as severe as those I have known, you have my deepest sympathy.

I hope what we have done for ours may offer something others can try, after qualified medical advice in an effort to attack theirs.

" are that they might have joy." (2 Nephi 2:25)


© 2020 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.


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