Thermal-Aid Headache Relief System gains approval from migraine sufferers, health experts

Windsor Genova – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor

Santa Ana, CA, United States (4E) – Headache or cephalalgia is the most common neurological disorder. The pain in the head is not coming from the brain but from the pain-sensitive structures around the brain.

Data from the National Alliance for Headache Advocacy showed that headache afflicts more than 90 percent of Americans. It could be disabling and prevent a person from performing daily chores and work. Citing research from the Global Burden of Disease Study, the World Health Organization reports that migraine alone accounts for 1.3 percent of years lost due to disability for migraine sufferers. Independent data from the National Alliance for Headache Advocacy showed that headaches account for 9 percent of lost productivity in the U.S. annually and costs the economy $31 billion.

A study by the National Headache Foundation in Chicago estimated that 30 million Americans suffered from migraine headaches in 2012. Of these figure, migraine affected women almost three times more often than men.

Medical experts explained that migraine headaches ( can vary from one person to another but they typically last from four hours up to 72 hours, with some experiencing the symptoms more frequently. Migraine sufferers report throbbing or pulsating pain on one side of the head, blurred vision, sensitivity to light and sound, nausea, and vomiting.

There are drugs for relieving headache or migraine. More effective than these common pain relievers is the new Thermal-Aid Headache Relief System (, which provides complete relief from migraine and tension headache symptoms. The system involves the use of a headache relief cream and a specially designed eye pack to ease eye pressure associated with migraine, tension and stress headache.

The topical cream deeply penetrates into sore tissues and nerves in the head and neck to deliver pain relief. It works by reducing the swelling of blood vessels and membranes. The topical cream is applied directly to the forehead and temple, with an accompanying cooling mask to cover the eyes. The accompanying Thermal-Aid eye pack cools the forehead and ease eye pressure. The eye pack has to be stored in the freezer for six hours prior to use.

Heat therapy is also another way to address headache disorders. Thermal-Aid also offers a line of heating and cooling therapy packs that come in various sizes that are just perfect for the job. The packs can be used as a home remedy in tandem with an apple cider vinegar hot towel treatment. Thermal-Aid said on its blog that apple cider vinegar and heat therapy have long been used as a natural remedy for headache. The said treatment mode can take effect in as little as 15 minutes.

Apple cider vinegar has been used in medicine for its antibacterial and antiviral properties. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, was believed to treat patients with just apple cider vinegar and honey, according to the Herbs 2000 website.

To relieve tension headaches, a Thermal-Aid blogger advises headache sufferers to mix a quarter cup of apple cider vinegar in a bowl with a quarter cup of water, and to place a face cloth soaked in the mix on their forehead. They can also opt to place the towel over the bowl and breathe in the vapors. Once the face cloth has cooled, patients should set it aside and put the Thermal-Aid pack on their forehead instead. They may also use the pad on their neck.

Thermal-Aid’s treatment and cooling packs are made from malleable cotton and specialized corn kernels which have been modified to hold temperatures longer. The process involves removing moisture-causing germs from the kernel, making it unlikely for fungi or mold to grow on the corn and the whole heating and cooling pack material, the company said. The process also hardens corn segments, which, in turn helps distribute temperature evenly across the pack for better use. Thermal-Aid notes that this also extends product life.

Consumers have welcomed the Thermal-Aid Headache Relief System ( developed by Pacific Shore Holdings, Inc. Medical research showed the Thermal-Aid Headache Relief System results in above 90 percent efficacy on test patients.

The Thermal-Aid Headache Relief System is touted to bring “relief in minutes” and this captured the interest of the health and wellness industry. This claim is supported by medical research published in professional journals, such as Journal of Practical Pain Management, and was accepted for presentation at the 38th Annual Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine meeting and at the 16th Congress of the International Headache Society.

Aside from relieving pain, muscle tension and light sensitivity in minutes, the Thermal-Aid line also provides relief to other ailments such as arthritis, back pain, muscle soreness, menstrual cramps, neck pain, carpal tunnel, sprains/strains, sunburn, fever, stomach aches flu symptoms, bug bites, lactation, babies with colic (under adult supervision), multiple sclerosis and growing pains. In a four-month random study of osteoarthritis patients, the product was found to improve pain control of more than one-third of the patients and decreased their use of medications.

Other products in the line, include the Thermal-Aid Zoo, a kid-friendly animal stuffed with the patented Thermal-Aid Corn heating and Cooling element which is perfect for treating everything from bruises to earaches to growing pains.

Aside from this breakthrough product line, Pacific Shore provides consumer packaged goods and offers thermal-aid heating and cooling packs for adults, children, and pets. It also has natural pesticides and insecticides, SPF 30 lip balms, and natural aroma therapy shower sprays.

Pacific Shore Holdings, Inc. is a Los Angeles-based consumer packaged goods manufacturer. The company is committed to developing innovative, environmentally-friendly products that are safe, effective, and affordable. Their expert team of physicians, biochemists, and engineers takes green initiatives from concept to retail shelf, with several successful brands currently in market and under development.

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