I have had nothing short of a wonderful experience being a part of the Migraine – Healthline app community and startup.

The support and sense of belonging we have been able to foster inside of this group has been incredible.

In this post I’m going to cover some of my favourite parts of this app and the experience in general.

Before I get going I would like to give a shoutout to Eileen who has been the most incredible guide for the entire community, her dedication has been incredible. So let’s get into it.

Groups

The groups tab has been an amazing way to be able to dive right into specific topics you are looking for answers on and to be able to ask the questions you want answered in a place where individuals with experience in that area or with similar questions are able to come together.

The groups tab is comprised of:

  • General

  • Prodrome and postdrome

  • Medication and Treatments

  • Social Life with Migraines

  • Migraine Strong

  • Migraine and Family Life

  • Migraines at Work or School

  • Lifestyle

  • Mental Health

  • Navigating Healthcare

  • Alternative Therapies

  • Migraine Triggers

  • Inspiration

There is an absolute wealth of knowledge in each and every one of these groups which you can jump into any time and become part of the conversation.

Topics

My favourite topics so far have been the ones I chose to focus on. Part of our launch and to help see what the community is interested in was to do live chats. I hosted two of these live chats, one on Lifestyle and one on Alternative Therapies.

In our lifestyle live chat I started off by explaining Allostatic load, which every migraine sufferer should know:

Allostatic load is the process by which the body adds up all of the stressors it is exposed to, head to toe, mental, emotional and physical. If this load becomes more than the body can maintain normal functioning, we trigger. The more we can do to reduce this load the more we can give our body a chance to stabilize and build resilience.

I then went on to cover the foundations of lifestyle therapies such as:

  • Sleep

  • Hydration

  • Breath

  • Clean Environments

  • Diet

  • Movement

These are massively important and we could also add in properly timed and adequate daily sunlight , circadian health, grounding and supportive social structures.

After I opened up the conversation to these areas we dove in with questions, answers and experiences.

The next chat we had was in Alternative therapies where I covered a number of therapies used by practitioners to help individuals heal. These included:

  • Acupuncture

  • Manual therapies

  • Homeopathic

  • Hormonal

  • TCM/Herbal therapy

  • Nutrition

These chats have fostered community, growth, sharing, learning and support in a way that only apps like the Migraine Healthline App can.

Night Mode

One of the great introductions that developers have created since the launch has been night mode which is much easier on the sensitive migraine brain and eyes.

I have loved the continued development and improvement as well as the slowly expanding list of countries that the app is available in so that this community can continue to grow and support itself.

All in all I have loved the experience and opportunity to be a part of this movement and I would encourage you to jump on and browse around for yourself.

You can click this link to download the free app Migraine – Healthline right now and get started exploring the amazing Migraine and Headache community.

Mark Canadic

Mark Canadic

Holistic Health Practitioner

Mark Canadic is a writer, speaker, holistic health practitioner and migraine community leader. Read Mark’s inspiring comeback story, “My Burnout and Brain Fires that Lead me to the Root.” Feel free to send Mark a message here.

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