In 1939, Mr Charles E. Rhein reported to Dr Alvarez that he had successfully treated people suffering with severe migraine attacks by giving them pure oxygen to breathe.
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Acupressure and acupuncture are closely related. Both involve stimulating pressure points along energy lines which run through the body. Both practices stem from ancient Chinese culture. Importantly, both are also used as an alternative treatment for migraine.
Migraines have been around for as long as there have been people to have them. Which begs the question; how did our ancestors treat their migraines? They couldn’t take advantage of painkillers, so what did they do? And would we … Continue reading
Migraine sufferers might find a recent release from Johns Hopkins University Press of interest.
Migraines are a debilitating condition that can often be overlooked by society, or hidden by sufferers for fear of stigmatisation. Hardly surprising when migraines can be thought of as “just a bad headache” by the unenlightened. Migraines can also be … Continue reading
We love paracetamol. It’s such a common drug that it’s hard to imagine life without it. It comes in all different strengths, and in the forms of tablets, capsules, liquids; the list goes on. We use it for all kinds … Continue reading
Science and religion have long had a rocky relationship. Sometimes one has inspired the other, for example this was the case for the scholar Thomas Aquinas, but more often than not they’ve spent their time arguing that the other is … Continue reading
It only takes one really dedicated person to inspire generations for years to come. Sometimes this is good; like Ghandi and his salt march, sometimes not so good; like Nero and the persecution of Christians. Galen happily was one of … Continue reading