would be nice, but........

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Posted by gary ( on February 09, 2000 at 01:22:01:

In Reply to: herbal treatment posted by Liz on February 08, 2000 at 23:44:18:

won't slam the chinese herbalist BUT-

what you've described as your Dad's pattern isn't all that unusual for CH remission periods, all by itself, so its hard to tell

as far as the herbal stuff goes -
as long as you understand that it is about 90% faith healing and 10% actual substance effect,
go for it

lord knows that if a doc had him on lithium all those years, he wasn't well served by "regular" medicine -
but I'm more apt to say it was the doctor, not western medicine that ws at fault

lithium has been pretty much discredited re: cluster headache for a LONG time now

but docs who don't see a lot of it don't have any reason (I guess) to keep up on the literature -
that's a bIG problem - if they were taught something as "the" treatment, a case can be made that they wouldn't have reson to see if anything else has come along
UNLESS they're a neurologist -
if they ARE and aren't 100% up to speed
(read the medical info pages, linked at left)

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