What Causes tension, cluster, headache, menstrual, and sinus headaches?

When the headaches start after a Motor Vehicle Accident or following surgery, there is a much higher chance that chronic pain and more severe pain may result. Even worse is when the automatic nervous system (Autonomic Nervous System) becomes activated. Motor Vehicle Accidents can cause twisting of the back damaging the brachial sympathetic plexus which can activate an Autonomic Nervous System dysfunction. This can make the headaches much worse, last longer and become more frequent. This can also occur due to the inflammation and pain resulting from the accident.

Cluster headaches come in groups that can last weeks or even months. Cluster headaches affect men much more frequently than women. Between the headache clusters the patient may be completely pain free. The pain will usually be on the same side of the head and may be very severe.

Menstrual headaches occur before or during the monthly period. This may be due to changes in estrogen and serotonin. When the serotonin levels drop in the brain, many patients will crave chocolate. Researchers at the University of Michigan found that eating chocolate causes the body to produce more serotonin. Low levels of serotonin have been linked to migraine headaches and depression.

However, if you are allergic to chocolate or milk products, eating chocolate can cause a sinus headache. Sinus headaches are associated with inflammation in the sinus cavity, typically from sinusitis. When the sinuses become irritated and inflamed, they swell, placing excessive pressure on the surrounding areas of the head

Nerves are very fragile.  Stress or injuries can cut off circulation to the nerves. The nerves require ten times as much oxygen as any other cell in the body with the exception of the Islets of Langerhans, which produce insulin.  The nerve chemical [Calcitonin gene-related Peptide (CGRP)] which increases circulation to the nerves is the same chemical which controls circulation to the fingers and toes.  This is why many patients with migraine headaches also have cold toes and many times cold fingers.

The nerves require CGRP to provide sufficient circulation to create adequate amounts of VIP. The nerve chemical VIP which improves circulation to the intestinal tract also has many other activities.  Therefore, patients who have headaches are more likely to have acid reflux, airborne/food allergies, asthma, and osteoporosis. They are also more prone to aches and pains throughout their bodies.  In addition, much of the “brain sugar” comes from glycogen. VIP is required to make glycogen. CGRP increases circulation to the nerves and allows them to create VIP.

Headaches interfere with quality sleep, causing insomnia.  In addition, the body requires VIP in order to make melatonin.  Therefore, many patients who have headaches also had insomnia prior to the headaches.

Many diseases (including headaches) trace their origin to a breakdown in the stress response system of the body.  This system is designed to have a physical reaction to a short-term stress.  However, if there is long-term stress, the nerves do not have adequate circulation to create VIP and migraine headaches can result.The chemical transmitter of stress is norepinephrine, which decreases circulation to the nerves.



Common Treatments Tried Before Using VECTTOR:

If you have already tried and found physical therapy, massage, chiropractic treatment, or oral medications to be unsuccessful in relieving your headaches, you are not alone. Consider the VECTTOR Therapy system as a safe, painless and effective treatment designed to give you the relief you need to enjoy life again. 


What VECTTOR Therapy System Can Do For You?

VECTTOR therapy is a form of electrostimulation founded upon principals of acupuncture, reflexology, physiology, cellular physiology, and anatomy and is designed to stimulate the nerves to produce certain vital neuropeptides (including CGRP and VIP) essential for optimal functioning of the body.


The nerve chemicals which play a vital part in the healing process are believed to be produced as VECTTOR stimulates the targeted nerves. An increase in the production of these nerve chemicals produces an increase in circulation to the skin, bone & muscles, circulation that is vital to the healing process.  This increase in circulation results in an increase in the skin surface temperature of the patient’s fingers. VECTTOR monitors this skin surface temperature and, when a satisfactory increase is detected, VECTTOR selects the treatment that showed the best response, assuring that the optimal treatment is being administered, every time treatments are given.