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August 15, 2006

Less Ranting, More Raving

I know all I do on this blog is complain about our sad state of affairs. Sometimes, though, you see people saying good things about us. I was reading the Times this morning and came across this Letter to the Editor that gave me a small good feeling for a change.

Coping With Pain

To the Editor:

Re "Scientists Cast Misery of Migraine in a New Light" (Personal Health, Aug 8): Like Jane E. Brody, I grew up in a migraine family. I started nursing my mother through chronic migraines when I was 5.

When migraines hit my brothers, cousins and me, we all discovered different triggering factors (mold, disco lights, MSG, sensory overload, stress, too much driving, neglecting meals and weather changes), and we all have different remedies (I drink fresh orange juice and strong tea, and take a blistering hot shower).

Others find relief by pressing a bag of ice cubes around their necks and heads or by downing vitamin B. We've also found preventive help through acupuncture, shiatsu, regular exercise, and heeding warning signs and triggering factors. Far better than reliance on prescription meds.

Pamela Ellen Ferguson
Austin, Tex.

Posted by Admin at August 15, 2006 09:43 AM


I should mention - Pam Ferguson is an amazing teacher of Zen Shiatsu... :) She used to teach at AOMA in Austin (before the state board of education required that all teachers of Masters in TX be Doctors themselves...

Posted by: sravana at January 19, 2007 08:26 PM