Chronic Migraine Awareness Month: Norb Supports Migraine Relief with NorbRELIEF Green Light Therapy

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June is a significant month for the millions of people worldwide who suffer from migraines. Recognized as Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, this period is dedicated to increasing understanding, reducing stigma, and promoting the effective management of migraine and headache disorders. June 29th, Chronic Migraine Awareness Day, is a day dedicated to those who suffer. At Norb Wellness Lighting, we are committed to supporting this cause with our innovative and patented NorbRELIEF migraine relief light bulb, designed to provide respite for those living with this debilitating condition.

Understanding Migraine and Its Impact

Migraines are more than just severe headaches; they are a complex neurological condition characterized by intense, throbbing pain, often accompanied by other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound. The International Headache Society highlights that “migraines affect over one billion people globally, making them one of the most common and disabling medical conditions.”

Migraine attacks can last for hours to days, severely impacting the quality of life of those who suffer. According to Chronic Migraine Awareness, “chronic migraines (defined as having 15 or more headache days per month) affect about 2% of the global population.” This condition can lead to significant personal, social, and economic burdens.

The Role of Light Sensitivity in Migraines

One of the lesser-known but highly impactful symptoms of migraines is photophobia, or sensitivity to light. Bright or flickering lights can trigger or worsen migraine attacks, making it challenging for sufferers to function in everyday environments, like in their own home or office, or sometimes even outside. Recognizing this, Norb Wellness Lighting has developed the NorbRELIEF migraine relief light bulb, a product specifically designed to address light sensitivity in migraine sufferers.

NorbRELIEF: A Light at the End of the Tunnel

NorbRELIEF is a patented light bulb that emits a soothing, narrow-band green light. Research has shown that green light, particularly in the specific wavelength range used in NorbRELIEF, can reduce the intensity and frequency of migraine attacks. Unlike other lights that can exacerbate migraines, NorbRELIEF provides a gentle illumination that helps create a comfortable and migraine-friendly environment.

The efficacy of green light in alleviating migraine symptoms is backed by scientific research. Studies have demonstrated that exposure to green light can significantly reduce pain intensity in migraine sufferers compared to white, blue, red, or other colored lights. The exact mechanism is related to the way green light interacts with photoreceptors in the eye and neural pathways in the brain, leading to less activation of pain pathways associated with migraines.

The Science Behind NorbRELIEF

The foundation of NorbRELIEF lies in the science of narrow-band green light. Pure green light exposure has been shown to reduce photophobia and the severity of migraines. This is due to green light’s ability to minimize the activation of pain pathways in the brain. Research indicates that green light wavelengths, particularly those around 520 nanometers, can modulate pain perception and provide a calming effect that is not achieved with other light wavelengths.

In clinical studies at Harvard Medical School, participants exposed to green light reported a reduction in the frequency and intensity of their migraine attacks. The specific green light used in NorbRELIEF is carefully calibrated to fall within the therapeutic range, maximizing its beneficial effects while minimizing any potential discomfort. Norb’s Flicker-Free/Narrow-Green spectrum is patented and made purposefully for migraine relief, unlike your typical green light.

Expanding Relief: NorbRELIEF-LEAF

NorbRELIEF-LEAF follows on the development of NorbRELIEF, but the RELIEF-LEAF light stems from anecdotal reports of the beneficial effects of the practice of “Forest Bathing”, whereby individuals sit, walk, hammock or otherwise expose themselves to “Forest Filtered” Light. Such light is unique and is composed of green light, including 520 nm green light, but also includes a good deal of red, far red and infra-red light, which are associated with calming, headache-relief, de-stressing and meditation.

The term Forest Bathing originated in the 1980s and in Japan is referred to shinrin-yoku, “taking in the forest”, and is said to have a calming effect. The NorbRELIEF-LEAF light bulb replicates the spectrum of forest-filtered light as a means of bringing forest bathing indoors and year-round. Reviews from North American customers have been positive, particularly for those seeking a calming ambiance and softer-hue of green light.

Norb’s Commitment to Innovation and Well-Being

Norb Wellness Lighting is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with migraines through innovative lighting solutions. The introduction of NorbRELIEF represents a significant advancement in the non-pharmacological management of migraines. This product exemplifies Norb’s commitment to combining cutting-edge science with practical applications to enhance well-being. NorbRELIEF is a holistic, inexpensive and noninvasive approach to migraine relief, ensuring that relief from migraine symptoms is always just the flip of a switch away.

Promoting Awareness and Support

At Norb Wellness Lighting, we believe in the power of education and innovation to improve the lives of those affected by migraines. Our NorbRELIEF light bulb is part of our commitment to providing effective solutions that address the unique challenges faced by migraine sufferers.

How You Can Get Involved

There are many ways to participate in Migraine and Headache Awareness Month and support those affected by migraines:

  1. Educate Yourself and Others: Learn more about migraines and their impact on individuals and families. Share information with your community to help promote understanding. Share helpful products, like NorbRELIEF light bulb, with those who suffer from migraine.
  2. Support Research and Innovation: Contribute to organizations, businesses (like Norb Lighting) and research efforts (like green light therapy) that are working to find better treatments and eventually a cure for migraines.
  3. Create a Migraine-Friendly Environment: Consider using products like the NorbRELIEF light bulb to create a more comfortable space for those with light sensitivity. Simple changes in the environment can make a significant difference in the quality of life for migraine sufferers.


As we observe Migraine and Headache Awareness Month this June, let’s commit to support for those living with migraines. It may be your friend, family member, child or mother. At Norb Wellness Lighting, we are proud to contribute to this cause with our NorbRELIEF migraine relief light bulb, offering a beacon of hope and comfort to those in need. Together, we can shine a light on migraines and make a positive impact in the lives of those who suffer. Migraine sufferers no longer need to live their lives in the dark.

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“June Is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month – Community Health of Central Washington.” Community Health of Central Washington – Community Health of Central Washington, 2 June 2021,

“Migraine Awareness Month.” International Headache Society, 11 June 2024,

Chronic Migraine Awareness, Inc. “Chronic Migraine Awareness, Inc.” Chronic Migraine Awareness, Inc, Accessed 17 June 2024.

For more information about Migraine Awareness Month and resources available, visit the International Headache Society at, Chronic Migraine Awareness at, and the Community Health of Central Washington at