For Those Seeking RELIEF AND NOT ANOTHER DRUG.
Welcome to the my advanced protocol for Chronic Migraine, Brain Tune Up! This program gives you the tools to not only improve your short term health, but you develop skills that will allow you to continue this improved trajectory for the rest of your life.
Step 1: Read Program Outline Below Thoroughly. Understand the services, program, schedule, and costs of the program.
Step 2: Schedule a FREE 15-minute telephone consultation with our program coordinator Callie Maggard who will explain how the program could be a good fit for you and answer any questions you may have.
Chronic Migraine PROGRAM
The Advanced Protocol for Chronic Migraine
I spent years as a neurologist treating multitudes of patients suffering from chronic migraine and over time became frustrated by the trajectory of the traditional medical approach. If you have chronic migraine, you know that you have been labeled with a disabling disease for which you are told the cause is unknown, there is no cure, there is no way to reverse its course, and that you must take disease-controlling medication for the rest of your life. Without the medicine, you will likely suffer. Conventional medicine removes hope, and replaces it with a life sentence that ties you to a pharmacological solution. I knew the toolbox had to be bigger. While I recognized the value of the medication, I also knew there were things I could do to help my patients address the root cause of their disease. This is when I decided to start my own private neurology and functional medicine practice, and develop The Brain Tune Up!, a neurology-based functional medicine protocol that allows my patients to identify the root causes of their chronic migraine.
Chronic Migraine Program Benefits
While results may very from patient to patient, the majority of my previous Brain Tune Up! Chronic Migraine patients enjoyed the following benefits as a result of my advanced chronic migraine protocol.
- Consecutive Days Without Headache
- Energy To Tackle My To-Do List
- Ability To Get Out Of Bed, Leave House
- Ability To Enjoy Public Places
- Ability To Enjoy Social Activities
- Reduction In Missing Work
- Increased Daily Appetite
- Generally Less Fear and Stress
Program Enrollment Schedule Free Consultation
Program Coordinator: Callie Maggard
“Thank you for your interest in our program. I look forward to speaking with you about your health conditions and how our program could potentially help change the trajectory of your health.”
Advanced Chronic Migraine Protocol
This Plan is for You…
- If you are looking for more than a pill.
- If you are looking for someone with the right qualifications: A medical school graduate (M.D.) with experience in direct patient care, a state license to practice medicine, and certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (APBN).
- If you want a doctor who knows how to address the root causes of disease, not just treat the symptoms or manage the disease.
- If you want a doctor who has ability to integrate traditional medical care and all of its tools with the skills and mindset of functional medicine.
- If you want a doctor who makes your personalized care the ultimate goal.
About Chronic Migraine
A migraine can cause severe, often throbbing pain usually on just one side of the head. It is often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound, and worsening of symptoms with activity. Although a single episode of migraine lasts 4 to 72 hours those with Chronic Migraine experience a minimum of 8 migraine days per month and at least 15 days per month of headache of any kind.
Warning symptoms known as “aura” may occur before or with the headache. These can include flashes of light, blind spots, or tingling on one side of the face or in your arm or leg. Migraine can mimic the symptoms of stroke, and leave a stroke in its wake, or be associated with a seizure. More complex presentations of migraine may not have headache as a prominent symptom. These have been called “Late Life Migrainous Accompaniment,” but despite their name they can affect those as young as 40 years of age. More modern terminology has been adopted in the classification system known as The International Headache Society ICHD-3 Beta. Vertigo (a false sense of motion), slurred speech, ringing in the ears, double vision, staggering gait, and loss of consciousness can be associated with migraine with brainstem aura.
GENETICS & ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS PLAY ROLE IN MIGRAINE
A combination of genetics and environmental factors appear to play a role in migraine. Migraine may be caused by changes in the brainstem and its interactions with the trigeminal nerve, a major pain pathway. Imbalances in brain chemicals – including serotonin, which helps regulate pain in your nervous system – also may be involved. Serotonin levels drop during migraine attacks. This may cause your trigeminal nerve to release substances called neuropeptides, which travel to your brain’s outer covering (meninges). The result is migraine pain. Other neurotransmitters play a role in the pain of migraine, including calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP).
WHAT FACTORS TRIGGER YOUR MIGRAINE?
Environmental factors that have been associated with migraine include imbalances in hormones, food sensitivities, chemicals, alcohol, stress, changes in the wake-sleep pattern, physical factors, and changes of weather or barometric pressure. When using a functional medicine approach it is important to recognize the role of the gut. This includes a role for the microbiome (including nitrate-reducing bacteria in the mouth) because migraine sufferers have a different mix of gut bacteria that can make them more sensitive to certain foods, for example. This, in turn, activates the gut-associated immune system and alters gut permeability (“leaky gut”). Interestingly, low levels of serotonin in the gut, where most serotonin in the body is produced (by gut bacteria), appear to be linked to migraine.
WE DISCOVER THE ROOT CAUSE FOR YOUR MIGRAINE
Since functional medicine evaluates the causes of chronic illness the functional medicine approach is ideal for addressing migraine at its roots. To accomplish this goal, it uses the Functional Medicine operating system. This consists of the Functional Medicine Timeline, The Functional Medicine Matrix, and the Therapeutic Lifestyle Factors (Sleep & Relaxation, Movement & Exercise, Nutrition, Stress, and Relationships). Functional Medicine Matrix, based on a scientific framework known as “systems biology,” allows the practitioner to evaluate imbalances at the cellular level. This helps sort out why the disease has occurred in the first place. By understanding each of these imbalances the patient is empowered to make changes to correct them. Each part of the Matrix is called a “node,” and there are 7 nodes on the Functional Medicine Matrix. You can read about them here: Assimilation, Defense & Repair, Energy, Biotransformation & Elimination, Structural Integrity, Transport, and Communication.
Brain Tune Up! Patient Testimonials
In this testimonial video recent patients of Brain Tune Up! share their experiences about the program including success from those suffering from Chronic Migraine. My program is aimed at treating the root causes of illness and giving you the foundation to dramatically improve your short and long-term health trajectory.