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Migraine Auras When the Visual World Fails

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ISBN-10: 155643619X

ISBN-13: 9781556436192

Edition: 2006

Authors: Richard Grossinger, Klaus Podoll, Markus Dahlem

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Migraine Auras is the first book to explore the distortions of vision and blind spots that occur either before a migraine headache or on their own. Many who experience a scotoma for the first time are confused, even terrified. Here readers can learn about the nature and meaning of these episodes and explore possibilities for relief as well as opportunities for personal growth through understanding visual artifacts. Related topics in this book include: migraine art and literature, dreams, motion sickness, floaters, herbs, homeopathy, bodywork, acupuncture, meditation, evolution of the nervous system, psychology of migraine, chaos theory, Alice in Wonderland syndrome, drug side-effects. Book…    
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 8/23/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Preface
The Nature and Experience of Migraine Auras
Introduction
Testimony
Oliver Sacks' Migraine
Definition of the Aura and Scotoma
Historical and Artistic Legacy of Migraines
Ancient and Medieval References
Eighteenth- through Twentieth-Century Mentions
A Phenomenon that Gets Little Attention
The First Migraine Aura and Later Incidence
The Onset of a Migraine Aura and Its Common Circumstantial Triggers
The Relation of Auras to Vision
Psychosomatic Factors
Dreams
The Resolution of a Migraine Aura
The Nature and Meaning of Migraine Auras: Their Deeper Phenomenology
The Biology of Migraine Auras
Aura Structure
History of Medical Research
Other Migrainous and Migrainoid Phenomena
Migraine Equivalents, Migraine-like States, and Migrainoid Phenomena
Motion Sickness
Trances
Telepathy
Alien Abductions
Internal Pictures
Meditation Experiences
Diseases
The Evolutionary Basis of Migraine Auras
The Chaotic and Organizing Structure of the Brain and Nervous System
The Relation between Physiology and Psychology in the Brain
The Treatment of Migraine Auras
When to Worry and When Not
More Common Migrainelike Diseases
Floaters
Very Rare Migrainelike Diseases
Mainstream Remedies and Therapies
The Best Remedy Is No Remedy
Prevention
Placebo Effect
Drugs and General Allopathic Approaches
Alternative Medicine and Migraine Auras
Herbs and Natural Medicine
Homeopathy
Acupuncture
Osteopathy and Manual Medicine
Practices
Notes
Index