Migrastick – FAQ’S

Question: Does Migrastick contain preservatives or chemical colorants?
Answer: No, Migrastick consists solely of 100% pure, natural essential oils and a compound of vegetable origin.

Question: Are Arkopharma Sticks tested on animals?
Answer: No, none of our cosmetic products are tested on animals because modern research methods enable us to avoid recourse to such procedures.

Question: I dropped my bottle of Migrastick on to the tiled floor and the glass bottle broke – why use a glass bottle?
Answer: The Migrastick bottle is indeed made of glass coated with a thin, metallic film. Glass because it is still virtually the only material that retains the properties of essential oils, which are particularly sensitive to interactions. Thus, perfumes are traditionally in glass bottles. Moreover, it is a “green” material, in line with our attitude towards protecting the environment. Finally, the opaque, metallic film makes it possible to protect our light-sensitive natural active ingredients.

Question: How many applications per bottle?
Answer: More than 100.

Question: Does Migrastick have an expiry date?
Answer: Yes, it is 3 years and the date figures on the bottle.

Question: If I get Migrastick in my eyes, what should I do?
Answer: Rinse abundantly with water or physiological serum and contact a Doctor if eye irritation persists.

Question: Can pregnant women and nursing mothers use Migrastick?
Answer: As a precaution, we prefer to advise against the use of this product by pregnant women or breast-feeding mothers.

Question: Can children use Migrastick?
Answer: Migrastick is not recommended for children under 12 years old. Migrastick contains essential oil of peppermint which is rich in menthol. Being a neurostimulant, menthol in large quantities can lower the threshold for triggering attacks in epileptics, and also in children subject to convulsions. As a precaution, this restriction on use has been extended to all children under 12, and to pregnant women and breast-feeding mothers.

Question: I’m allergic to peanuts and the like: can I safely use Migrastick?
Answer: Yes, there is no trace of peanuts in Migrastick. Moreover, peanut allergy is a food allergy. Migrastick is for external use only.

Question: I suffer from migraine and regularly take medication; can I use Migrastick at the same time?
Answer: Yes, Migrastick is an ideal supplement to your usual treatments; the best thing is to use it as the first-line treatment, before a migraine attack occurs.

Question: How does Migrastick work?
Answer:  Migrastick is a natural medical device based on essential oils. It has a dual mode of action: massage of the relaxation points of the muscles and nerves involved in headache, and the effect of a pain-killing ice cube.

Question: Is Migrastick really effective? Has this been scientifically proven?
Answer: Yes, 90% of the patients and Doctors who have tested it considered it to be effective.

Question: Why is Migrastick not available in larger bottles?
Answer: The small size, with over 100 applications, makes it practical, discreet and easy to carry around. Moreover, the natural compounds are better preserved.

Question: How and when should I use Migrastick?
Answer: As early as possible, as soon as you feel a migraine coming on, tension in the nape of the neck, a slight headache, stress overwhelming you….etc., apply Migrastick, using 2 or 3 circular movements to your temples, forehead and the nape of your neck to obtain relief.