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Posted by Charlie ( on September 18, 2000 at 00:33:24:

In Reply to: bio-feedback posted by jd on September 17, 2000 at 08:46:00:

Dear JD: Sorry for the delay in reply....I learned this in 1972 from a cranky old neurologist who actually had a piece of paper on his desk with a drawing of a person (not as graphic as some of the stuff from this site, fortunately) in the throes of an attack. He simply said that the simplist way to help this is to think of it as a vascular problem (today, I'm not certain that's what happens but it works, nonetheless) He told me to "redirect" blood or try to keep down the circulation from the head by warming the arms and hands. It worked that very afternoon. Just think of it as "filling" your hands with blood. It's the best way I know to describe what he told me in all of about five-minutes. In fact it's a better description. It doesn't always kill the pain but I got my attacks down from about 40 minutes to 15 or 20. When awake, I could sometimes entirely abort the attack. I always liked being alone, cool and in the dark--sometimes a washcloth, but I really don't think it was helpful. This was successful a good percentage of the time. Dr. Wright was anything but a crank. He had a lousy beside manner but he was a good physician. I wish you the best of luck and give it a try! Charlie Strand

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