I often watched as my father, a professional artist, would become inspired by the play of colours in nature. Rich and strong, or subtle and whispering, the emotional impetus echoed in me whenever I looked at his paintings. Later, when I was working as a research scientist, I studied how colours in nature carried information about the health of a tree or the mineral content of rocks. But it was only after I started my research with Coherent Multi-Radiance Therapy (coMra-Therapy) that I came to a deeper understanding of colour as a universal language, and its ability to connect not only people, but even vastly different types of intelligence: for example, human thought, emotion and even the innate “instincts” of cells that make up our body. In coMra-Therapy we use colour in concert with near infrared laser light, a magnetic field and ultrasound, and all four of these components are held together by the central idea of cooperating with the body in the healing process.
Migraine, tension-type headache and cluster headache are associated with impaired energy metabolism in the brain. This fact has been known for several decades. But how do we apply this knowledge to the main questions regarding primary headaches: What causes headache and how can we heal it? In this article I review the existing evidence, and based on my personal experience of using coMra-Therapy to treat high-altitude severe headaches I propose a new view of the biology of headaches.
In “A new approach to healing headaches: 1 Bioenergetic basis” I presented experimental evidence of acute cellular energy deficit involved in headaches. Simply put, whenever the brain is critically low on energy it sends a warning in the form of a pain sensation: “Whatever you are doing, it is damaging!”
But what causes this bioenergetic deficit? Is there a common cause between tension-type headaches and chronic migraine? In this article I will explore deeper insights into the origin of pain in the subjective experience of headaches. Then I will try to connect that subjective experience to the bioenergetic nature, the biology of headaches. This will allow us to search for ways of treating primary headaches.