This is an important book by an author from London, Ontario. He specializes in migraine relief. Brent Lucas administers a charity on headache education called Help for Headaches, which existed for over fifteen years now in London, Ontario. Help for Headaches networks with physicians who specialize in treating headaches. Brent is a resident of London and has a particular interest in disability-related issues.
This book contains a history of headaches. It was really eye-opening to learn that in Greek and medieval times, sufferers used desperate measures to relieve head pain such as witchery and folklore, boring holes in the skull, holding hot irons to the brows, placing cool mud on their foreheads, and so on.
The book also has a whole chapter on alternative ways of treating migraine headaches. Some of these ways have quite a good track record. So, it is important for arthritis sufferers to try these remedies.
I have been struggling with migraines for over a decade and a half. And I now think that I have a better handle on self-management after reading Brent’s book.
The topics discussed in this book are as follows:
- The latest preventative and acute medicines that doctors suggest
- Physician-recommended home remedies and self-help strategies
- Alternatives and a new physician-approval alternative treatment
- Relationship between headaches and fibromyalgia
- Connection between stress and headache
- Chronic Daily Headache fully examined
- Online headache tests
- Environment and headache
- Botox as a treatment choice
- How hormones affect headache
If you suffer from migraine attacks, please read this book for more information and self-management.
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth