Carolyn Bernstein's self-help book, 'The Migraine Brain: Your Breakthrough Guide to Fewer Headaches, Better Health: Secrets and Science of Body Language at Work', has landed at No. 69 on our list of the Top 100 self-help books of all time.
Harvard professor and neurologist Carolyn Bernstein presents the latest research in the field — and she doesn’t shy away from alternative treatments like acupuncture and biofeedback. Having suffered her first migraine in her 20s, Bernstein has devoted a lifetime to understanding not just how migraines affect the brain, but also the entire nervous system. She explains exactly what’s happening in your body, then works hard to help you develop a personal migraine prevention and escape plan.
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Related Self-help Books on Migraine Headaches1) 'Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches: What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You ... That You Need to Know', by Teri Robert. Because migraines are often unique and different to every migraine sufferer, it's often difficult for your doctor to find the treatment that works best for you. Teri Robert surveys the vast and growing world of possible treatments while focusing on their relevance and, perhaps, helpfulness in your particular situation. At least 95 percent of sufferers, Teri Robert wries, can take advantage of preventitive measures when they're properly diagnosed. Amazon.com: Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches: What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You ... That You Need to Know, Teri Robert.
2) 'Migraine', by Oliver Sacks. In his book, Migraine, Oliver Sacks dives deep into the symptoms and possible treatments for migraine headaches. He also focuses on one of the often-ignored side effects: the early warning signs that a migraine is about to set in. These hallucinatory, dream-like states often distort space, time and self-image. They provide into migraine triggers as well as tapping into our own self-knowledge. Amazon.com: Migraine, by Oliver Sacks.
3) 'A Brain Wider Than the Sky: A Migraine Diary', by Andrew Levy. When English professor Andrew Levy had experienced headaches in the past, they weren't anything to be alarmed about. Later in life they began to evolve into migraines, culminating in a fourth-month-long, migraine-induced retreat from society ... even from his family. This set the writer off on a journey to understand the causes of migraines -- devling deep into historical writings on the subject, including thoughts from Freud, Virginia Woolf, and Elvis Presley. Amazon.com: A Brain Wider Than the Sky: A Migraine Diary by Andrew Levy.
4) 'The Magnesium Solution for Migraine Headaches', by Jay S. Cohen. Dr. Jay S. Cohen argues that chemical imbalances could be behind most migraines. In fact, he believes correcting a deficiency in magnesium can prevent migraines in some migraine sufferers. A better solution, for some, than often-expensive medications, resetting your biological imbalance could help eliminate many of the migraines you endure. Cohen goes on to point out how the typical lifestyle of a migraine sufferer could inadvertantly lower your magnesium levels even further. Amazon.com: The Magnesium Solution for Migraine Headaches, Migraine Self-Help Book by Jay S. Cohen.
Who is Carolyn Bernstein? A short biography at SelfHelp.fmDr. Carolyn Bernstein, an instructor in Neurology at Harvard Medical School, spends the bulk of her professional life helping others avoid migraines and severe headaches. She runs a headache clinic at the Cambridge Health Alliance, where she helps migraine sufferers find the causes and triggers behind their migraines. She's the author of 'The Migraine Brain: Your Breakthrough Guide to Fewer Headaches, Better Health'. In all, Bernstein estimates that 30 million Americans suffer from migraines -- many of whom aren't aware they get them.