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|Published In: ||New Zealand, 06 July 2007|
Easy-to-read advice for the lay person on treating common headache and facial pain conditions, such as migraine and tension headache. Written by eminent surgeon Jim Bartley who became interested in facial pain when he realised that many of the patients that he was seeing with sinusitis were actually suffering from tension headache. Severe headaches often need a multi facted approach to heal them - this book includes advice on sleep, relaxation, nutrition and pain management. Includes explanations of the processing of pain, emotions and pain, migraine, tension headache, the breathing connection, the dental department, the neck, posttraumatic headache and sinusitis pain. It also discusses treatments: breathing, sleep, exercise, diet, food triggers (including gluten) and allergies, herbs and supplements, posture, massage, medication, using the mind, complementary therapies and evolving therapies. . The World Health Organisation listed migraine as one of the top four disabling medical conditions with levels of pain, distress and disability comparable to heart disease, cancer or low back pain.
About the Author
Dr Jim Bartley, author of Healing Headaches and co-author of Breathing Matters with Tania Clifton-Smith, is an eminent Auckland ear, nose and throat specialist. He has been a major force in developing and promoting endoscopic surgical techniques in the management of sinus disease. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at Auckland University as well as in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at AUT University. He has active research interests into the antibacterial actions of vitamin D and the effects of CPAP on nasal physiology. Healing Headaches is the essential guide to managing headaches, migraines and stress headaches, including advice on sleep, relaxation, exercise, nutrition - including the recent discovery that gluten-free diets can prevent migraine - and pain management. Breathing Matters explains the important physiological role breathing plays, and shows how good breathing patterns can dramatically improve health and wellbeing in a number of areas from asthma and migraine to heart disease and gastro-oesophageal reflux. North and South called it a 'fact-filled fascinating guide for the general reader', adding 'and probably a lifesaver for the breathing-afflicted'.
Random House New Zealand Ltd|
15+ years |