Posted by Todd (188.8.131.52) on December 17, 2000 at 17:41:10:
In Reply to: headaches posted by Alexis K. Rotella on December 17, 2000 at 16:27:57:
Might I impose upon you to expand a bit on a few of your statements?
You said "Migraines are believed to come from giving up on our sexuality...".
Believed by whom? Are there any research studies you can cite? I've never heard that theory before.
I don't know what migraines have to do with Clusters, but that's a topic for another post.
You also stated that you personally believe that CH and migraines are due to hypersensitivities. What do you base this on?
Why do you lump migraines and clusters together, when the IHS categorizes them as distinctly different disorders (although both in the Primary Headache classification)?
How would you reconcile your theories, as well as the "liver blockage" theory, with the scientific proof that CH sufferers have a physical abnormality in the structure of the brain?
You state that you have treated "some people who've responded very well with allergy elimination treatments". What disorder are these people suffering from, and what is your belief as to your success rate? If any of these individuals are CHr's, might you possibly invite them here for a patient to patient discussion?
Am I correct in thinking that the "L.Ac." in your sig stands for Licensed Accupuncturist? If so, have you taken the time to search the archives here for the many posts relating to accupuncture? If so, did you notice, and could you comment, on the fact that they overwhelmingly report no benefit for CH?
Finally, would you please comment on any professional or business connection which may exist between yourself and Dr. Ellen Cutler? I, for one, have no problem reading ads here that may benefit CH sufferers, but I do prefer to know when I'm being pitched.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
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