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Suffer the Little Children (Part 2 of 2)

Do you suffer from migraine headaches, and your child does not? I would not find that reassuring. There are migraine pain relief methods and practices that your child can learn that would delay the onset of migraine headaches in adolescence, that would diminish the pain, and may even be...

Suffer the Little Children (Part 1 of 2)

Consulting a dictionary to find the precise meaning of a word teaches us that words have more than one interpretation! 'Suffer' is just such a word.  Setting aside its New Testament meaning of 'to tolerate,' we will focus on the modern turn of phrase, meaning a 'bad or painful...

Oh, How We Love Our Pain!

That was the reaction of my shiatsu therapist, whom I was calling while in the throes of my latest severe migraine attack. What?! No verbal tea and sympathy?  I was incensed, furious! Gilles was a therapist - he was supposed to be sympathetic! I crawled back into my abject misery, consulted my list...

Oh Yes, It’s Ladies Night

Lady Luck is not on women's side when it comes to migraines - two-thirds of migraine sufferers are women. A woman's menstrual cycle is one of the major migraine triggers. Today, we're going to ease the finger off that trigger. If you're the type of person who gives and...

You Need A Hero In Your Corner

Your migraine condition took years to reach the pinnacle of an attack. The same goes for miracles: far from always being instantaneous life-changing events, they, too, can take time to develop fully. Discouragement and despair will con you into believing the lie that this pain is insurmountable, even incurable....

A 2-Week Vacation – in 25 Minutes!

You've worked hard for the past few weeks, implementing every one of my proven suggestions (!) on how to find pain relief - so it's time for a break. When I first introduced this 25-minute practice to a gentleman, after trying it out, he exclaimed, "I feel like I've...

Put It On Your List

Without a doubt, a migraine lowers your IQ by several dozen points (Exceptions are the extraordinary people for whom pain is a motivator!). Repeated migraines act like a meat tenderizer to your head - it seems when the current migraine begins, it's worse than the last! With a brain at...

Washing Pain Down the Drain

Here's my alternative to the musical South Pacific's hit song by Oscar Hammerstein II and Richard Rodgers: "I'm gonna wash that migraine outta my hair." Your brain and body are not light switches that you can turn on and off instantly. Try cultivating a calm routine before you go...

Food For Thought

It's all in the timing. Bob Hope After stuffing ourselves a few days ago, I'm sure that this week, many will welcome tips on lightening their eating habits. How can diet be curbed or eliminated as a migraine headache trigger? Acupuncture and shiatsu teach us that the energy channel most closely...

More Power To You – Brain Power, That Is…

With time, this series of columns will give you a new sense of wonder about your power and creativity. Thanks to the power of thought, you DO have it in you - not just emotionally, but physically - to experience significant pain relief. Who knew you could be your...

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