About Dr Zaxx
The Dr. Zaxx phenomenon has grown over the years. As you read below, you will discover more about Dr Zaxx, how it came to be and how it continues to help more migraine sufferers, every day.
It all started with a car accident that created painful migraines for one of the Dr. Zaxx founders. Since 1998, Dr. Zaxx has evolved with the help and support of numerous medical practitioners. The team also includes the myriad of people who’ve participating in testing Dr. Zaxx with each improvement along the way!
Dr. Zaxx was developed by 3 individuals quite familiar with the effects of migraines and headaches. Two suffer from occasional migraines and headaches, but one is no stranger to almost daily occurrences. In 1998, Melody was in a car accident that would become the catalyst for creating a drug free solution to her new found pains.
“I was a passenger in a Honda Civic when a Ford pickup truck hit us broad side. We managed to drive away, but I didn’t want to get out of the car until I got to the hospital. I knew something was wrong, I just didn’t know what. It turned out that I had a nasty case of whiplash.Melody
The usual stuff was prescribed, including Tylenol with Codeine (T3’s). For days, Melody would lie in bed taking the maximum dosage of T3’s, not wanting to move because every time she did, her head would feel like it was going to explode.
“Some sympathetic friends recommended we call a friend of theirs who did a combination of massage and Cranial-Sacral work in the home. We did, and when he showed up it was a struggle to gently move myself from the bed to the massage table.
“After I explained the accident, and what the doctors had said, he started an acupressure technique designed to alleviate my headache. Less than five minutes later, my headache was gone!
“My husband Chris was close by and heard me say that my headache was gone. Having endured the past several days with my inability to do anything due to my headache, he was very interested in finding out what happened.Melody
Chris asked to be taught how to perform this miracle and within minutes, he was able to apply the same acupressure technique. It wasn’t easy, and despite him having strong hands, his fingers weren’t used to sustaining the pressure needed for the time required. In 2003, Chris’s job required him to travel a lot, leaving no one at home to help Melody when she was suffering. Knowing that he’s quite the handyman, Melody asked him to try and put together something that she could use by herself that would apply the same pressure in the same way.
Melody“We brainstormed and fiddled with a number of ideas. The first model was rudimentary, bulky, and not much to look at – but boy did it work!
“I wanted to find a way to make this device available to others who, like me, couldn’t find headache relief. I also hate the idea of popping pills. Our bodies just weren’t made to handle all these made-up chemicals that the pharmaceutical companies are pushing on us. The list of possible side effects for regular Tylenol alone is enough to make me pause before reaching for a bottle. There had to be more people out there who would rather get rid of their headache without drugs. As a bonus, my “machine” (as friends and family affectionately began calling it, even though it has no moving parts or power source) works faster than drugs!”
One of the first people we told about the machine was our good friend Ron.
At the time, Ron had recently retired from operating one Canada’s largest mail-order pharmacies, selling prescription medications to senior citizens in The United States. Ron is an international pharmacy expert and knew first-hand the different prescription medications for migraines and their extremely high cost. He started the mail order pharmacy business to save people money, and felt this was a product that would fall in line perfectly with his corporate compass. He knew what his patients spent each year on migraine medication and he was quite sensitive to the fact that not everyone’s digestive systems can handle taking drugs. He thought Dr. Zaxx could offer an alternative to drugs and save patients a lot of money at the same time.
Ron suffered from the occasional migraine, but scoffed at the idea that a simple little device could alleviate headaches, never mind migraines! We made a friendly bet, but he didn’t have a migraine at the time.
So in the spirit of “scientific experimentation”, he suggested creating a massive headache for himself, and proceeded to drink a little too much sweet white wine that evening. He woke up with a headache that felt “like someone had hit me in the eye with an axe.” With his skeptical attitude firmly in place, he proceeded to use the device. He closed his eyes and in less than four minutes, he realized, to his surprise, that his headache was gone. Completely! (Unfortunately, the nausea wasn’t!) He tried it again a few times when he did get his regular stress related migraines. Same results; migraine gone!
At the time, Ron was a stay at home father, always on the lookout for a new venture that he could grow, while continuing to bounce babies on his knees. This was it!He was in!
Ron then proceeded to redesign the device and create the brand and brand name, “Dr Zaxx.” Each new design was tested by chiropractors and therapists and 2 years, 15 designs and about 300 enthusiastic guinea pigs later, the current version was finalized.
At the same time, Ron was researching a new, patented Gel-Foam technology in Kitchener Ontario. 100 Dr. Zaxx were made with the new technology and placed in offices of chiropractors, doctors, massage therapists and even acupuncturists.
The results were nothing less than astounding! People were demanding we make the Dr. Zaxx available for sale to the public. And Dr. Zaxx was put into production! We had a solution!
And now, so do you!