Say Yes to Detection and No to Diagnosis
For 35 years, I controlled my
migraine attacks with injections of Demerol (an
opiate drug) and Vistaril (a drug that controls
vomiting). I have cared for over 1,500 patients with
severe headaches, many of whom were labeled with
migraine by their neurologists. Based on personal
experiences and insights, here are the four messages
of this tutorial if you are a migraine sufferer:
1. Please focus on the detection
of what triggers migraine attacks.
2. Please do not focus on the
diagnosis made by your doctors.
3. The primary treatment is to
detect and address the migraine triggers, which
A. Mold allergy and toxicity
D. Trigger points in the neck and
E. Environmental exposures
(chemicals, toxic metals, etc) and weather changes
4. Never accept drugs as the sole
long-term solution to migraine.
I can count on the fingers of my
hands the number of my patients who could not
conquer their migraine. All of them had developed
drug dependence. So, the real tragedy of migraine is
long-term drug dependence. It literally hijacks the
oxygen-governed pain-relief healing chemistry of the
body. So, if you are in the early stages of
controlling migraine with incremental doses of
drugs, please, please recognize the serious dangers
of long-term drug dependence.
Roughly one in nine American
adults and children suffer from migraine. Females
suffer three times as often as males. According to
Migraine Research Foundation, about one in four
households are affected in the United States. The
World Health Organization ranks it among its top 20
most debilitating health disorders. Notably, nine of
ten sufferers are unable to function normally during
attacks, which usually last for hours, sometimes for
days. I include several quotes from migraine
sufferers later in this tutorial to show scales of
1. Dr. Ali's Breakfast to prevent
sugar-insulin-adrenaline roller coasters
2. Dr. Ali's Insulin meal plan to
prevent and reverse insulin toxicity
3. Dr. Aliís Feather Breathing
for more oxygen
4. Dr. Aliís Peroxide Oxygen
Therapy with foot soaks or baths
5. Dr. Aliís Anti-inflammatory
topical oils rubs and Anti-inflammatory spices
I present details of my fivesome
in related tutorials. Readers can obtain additional
information from my 90-minute video seminars.
Scales of Suffering
Humans have an estimated 25,000
genes and about 100,000 proteins. It is not
surprising that each of us is unique in responses to
changes in our internal and external environments.
Nor should we be surprised at words used by migraine
sufferers to describe the shapes and scales of their
suffering. Here are some examples:
"My eyes narrow and my face puffs
up. Nothing is the same during my migraine attacks.
No, I really cannot put it in words that might mean
something to anyone else."
"Some people have auras, but I
never had auras. I get tunnel vision. My tongue
starts to get heavy and I have trouble talking." Of
course, tunnel vision is an example of an aura.
After the birth of my son, I
suffered migraine "regularly and fiercely" three to
four times a day. Even small amounts of alcohol and
vigorous physical activity triggered attacks.
"Imagine someone having driven a
nail straight through your head," said Craig
Partridge, 50, chief scientist for a high-tech
research company in East Lansing, Mich., who began
having migraines in his late teens. "And then they
periodically tap on it to remind you itís there.
Itís that painful."
"I was a fairly carefree person,
but I became rigid, very disciplined with myself,"
she said. "It seemed I had to eliminate things that
other people associated with joy. I had to
reconstruct my life as a person of migraine after
accepting that these werenít going to go away."
"...learned to avoid caffeine and
bright lights... vigilant about wearing sunglasses
in strong sunlight. Years of taking ibuprofen to
treat headaches led to an ulcer. Eventually, he
learned that a magnesium supplement reduced the
frequency of his headaches, and now he gets only
about three a year."
"...misdiagnosed for over twenty years by more
than a few doctors. I've had so many incompetent
doctors in the US, the 39th country rated in
worldwide health care quality, I've decided to save
money by being treated overseas where prices are
reasonable, doctors plentiful and not on the clock."
What Is Pain?
The Oxygen Model
Migraine Migraine - Please Say Yes to Detection and
No to Diagnosis
Tutorial P4. Label Migraine Labels
That Reveal Nothing and Hide Much
Tutorial.P5. Neurochemistry and
Clinical Aspects of Pain
Tutorial P6. A Pathologistís
Tutorial P7. A Presidentís
Tutorial.P8. A Politicianís
Tutorial.P9. Short-term Use
of Migraine Attacks With Drugs Concurrent With
Nondrug Natural Remedies