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Has anyone tried the "3 Day Effect " for migraine?

I recently listened to a podcast by Florence Williams called the 3 day effect. The idea is that spending at least 3 days in the wilderness without any technology can cause the brain to calm down, become more clear, and process things better. It's mostly used for healing from trauma, or to decompress from the stresses of life.

Unfortunately, a big part of it is the physical experience of hiking and caring for oneself in the wilderness. I was wondering if anyone had tried a modified, less physically demanding version of this to calm down the nervous system, and what was the result?

  1. Hi, Caitlyn! I hadn't heard of the 3 day effect until now -- thanks a lot for sharing it with us! It's amazing how much you can learn from a great podcast these days.

    Your post made me think of this recent Q&A about gardening and migraine -- I think it touches on similar ideas surrounding the healing impact of nature. Check it out:

    Take care!
    Melissa, team

    1. I've found that if I go outside in the morning and work in my garden my migraines and daily headaches are less severe.

      1. , that is very interesting! It does sound like a lovely and relaxing way to reduce migraine, so I would take it! Thanks for sharing your experience with us. ~Melanie (team member)

    2. Hi,

      That way, you can spend as much time as possible decompressing.

      Take care!

      1. Sorry, I tried to answer 6 times. No luck!

        1. , I am sorry you are having trouble! If you ever need help navigating our platform, you can contact and they will be able to assist. We hope to hear from you again soon! ~Melanie (team member)

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