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1. Heal Your Headache: The 1-2-3
2. A Headache in the Pelvis: A New
3. Trigger Point Therapy for Headaches
4. No More Headaches: Enjoying Sex
5. Living Well with Migraine Disease
6. Wolff's Headache and Other Head
7. A Headache in the Pelvis: A New
8. Breaking the Headache Cycle :
9. The Migraine Brain: Your Breakthrough
10. The Headache Prevention Cookbook:
11. Headache in Clinical Practice
12. Overcoming Headaches and Migraines:
13. Honey, I Don't Have a Headache
14. Tell Me What to Eat if I Have
15. The Magnesium Solution for Migraine
16. Comprehensive Review of Headache
17. Fixing You: Neck Pain & Headaches
18. The Woman's Migraine Toolkit:
19. Headache in the Pelvis 5th Edition
20. How Does Aspirin Find a Headache?

1. Heal Your Headache: The 1-2-3 Program for Taking Charge of Your Pain
by David Buchholz
Paperback: 272 Pages (2002-08-15)
list price: US$13.95 -- used & new: US$7.48
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Asin: 0761125663
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Based on the breakthrough understanding that virtually all headaches are forms of migraine--because migraine is not a specific type of headache, but the built-in mechanism that causes headaches of all kinds, along with neck stiffness, sinus congestion, dizziness, and other problems--Dr. Buchholz's HEAL YOUR HEADACHE puts headache sufferers back in control of their lives with a simple, transforming program:

Step 1: Avoid the "Quick Fix." Too often painkillers only make matters worse because of the crippling complication known as rebound.

Step 2: Reduce Your Triggers. The crux of the program: a migraine diet that eliminates the foods that push headache sufferers over the top.

Step 3: Raise Your Threshold. When diet and other lifestyle changes aren't enough, preventive medication can help stay the course.

That's it: in three steps turn your headache problems around. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (276)

This book took my headaches away. I had them every day before I started this diet. Now I am off of all of my medications and my life has changed.

I will be forever grateful to Dr. Buchholz for writing this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Lifesaver
After having suffered from Chronic Daily Headache for over 12years this book turned out to be a lifesaver.I visited every specialist in the US and abroad, and all of them provided me with a different solution that never resolved my problem.When I ran across this book I was so desperate I decided to read it.After only 6 weeks of following the recommendations in the book, my headaches started to get better.After almost two years of feeling great, I strongly recommend to any headache sufferer to please read the book and follow it.It truly changed the quality of my life.

Rodrigo Saiz

5-0 out of 5 stars Remarkable Migraine Relief
Heal Your Headache: The 1-2-3 Program for Taking Charge of Your Pain

This book should be required reading for all migraine sufferers - - and their physicians.I have experienced migraines all my life and, ultimately, my doctor strongly recommended that I read this book and try Dr. Buchholz's program.It changed my life, and I no longer take any medication for headaches, instead minimizing the "triggers" and being attentive to my "threshold level" that Dr. Buchholz so carefully describes in his book.Dr. Buchholz should receive the Nobel Prize for Medicine for his remarkable work as well as his gift for writing in such an understandable and challenging manner.

5-0 out of 5 stars amazing theory
i purchased this book for my husband who has suffered with migraines all his life.he has been totally miserable, no medications help - and those that did he would get rebound migraines from.this book has changed his life.one of the biggest things he learned was that all the other head and neck issues were triggers for the migraine.instead of treating them separate, he needed to treat them as the migraine too.

we started on the "diet" a couple of days after he read the first two parts.he had a "caffeine withdrawal" headache for a day or so, but after that he has basically been headache free.he used to wake up about four in the morning with a migraine, only to have it last all day or maybe two, with no relief from any medications.now he might get a headache around two or three in the afternoon - and will have relief from advil or tylenol - and he may get a headache once or twice a week.he has followed the suggestions in this book for over a month and we plan on incorporating this into our way of life now.

we have been very careful not buy foods with the poisonous substances in them and following the directions that dr. buchholz recommends and have had great success.i highly recommend this book to anyone who suffers from any kind of migraine.

4-0 out of 5 stars Read This Book!
This book was very informative.It helped me understand migraines.It has easy to understand concepts.It is an easy and quick read. If you have headaches, you should read this book. ... Read more

2. A Headache in the Pelvis: A New Understanding and Treatment for Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndromes
by David Wise, Rodney Anderson
Perfect Paperback: 520 Pages (2010-04-01)
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Asin: 0972775552
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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This groundbreaking book describes the Wise-Anderson Protocol for muscle-related pelvic pain in men and women, a new and revolutionary treatment developed at Stanford University. The Wise-Anderson Protocol involves the treatment of muscle-related pelvic pain and dysfunction, variously diagnosed as prostatitis, chronic pelvic pain syndrome, pelvic floor dysfunction, pelvic floor myalgia, interstitial cystitis, urethral syndrome, levator ani syndrome, among other related diagnoses affecting some twenty million men and women in the United States. Specifically, The 6th edition of A Headache in the Pelvis adds new research recently published in the Journal of Urology done by the Wise-Anderson team describing the relationship of painful trigger points that refer and re-create specific symptoms of pelvic pain, new research done at Stanford on the relationship between early morning anxiety and those with pelvic pain, and firsthand stories from women who have undergone the Wise-Anderson Protocol, along with other new sections. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars What a find!
A friend recently shared this very informative, well written and illustrated book with me. What a find!As a Registered Nurse I have seenseveral women who have had numerous treatments attempting to alleviate pelvic pain without success. A Headache in the Pelvis provides an approach that focuses on the integration of mind and body, which I have found to be crucial to healing. This is a book that I will share with other medical professionals.It brings a new understanding and help, with kindness and compassion to patients suffering with pelvic pain.Thank you, Dr. Wise and Dr. Anderson.

1-0 out of 5 stars It doesn't work
I have studied this book from cover to cover, and attended the "Headache in the Pelvis" clinic as well. I actually own three copies of the book now, my original 3rd edition and two 5th editions, one which belonged to a friend of mine who took her life after she could not bear her severe pelvic pain any longer. When I saw Dr. Rodney Anderson for my medical appointment before the clinic, he said it was too bad it wouldn't work for me as I have IC, and asked if I had tried the Interstim. My husband was there with me, and we both thought this was alarming, as Dr. Wise had assured me on the phone that the clinic would help my IC along with my chronic pelvic pain. I had already paid for the clinic so we went, and there Dr. Wise personally assured me I would get better as long as I followed the protocol. However, after doing the protocol for over a year and getting worse and worse, I was in despair. I thought something was wrong with me because I was not getting better. Then I contacted other members of my group and found out they are still suffering as well. We don't understand who all these people are who say they are getting well. I don't know anyone who has gotten well from this, just other suffering people like me.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very Grateful
My teenage son suffered from unrelenting, acute tip-of-the-penis pain for three years. We spoke with numerous specialists in three different countries, faithfully followed medication/testing programs, psychotherapy, various chronic pain treatments, etc, with no lasting results. By the time we read this book, my son was as skeptical of "pelvic pain treatment options" as a teenager can be. (Is there a creature more skeptical??) As such, no one was more shocked than he when it worked.

Although we read the entire book, the approach we took was mostly physical-therapy oriented, based upon an encouraging Dec 2009 study from the Journal of Urology, [...]

Before using this book to start self-therapy, we also contacted the author, David Wise, with some specific questions. Both he and Tim Sawyer were, from the beginning, highly professional and very clearly stated that not everyone will benefit from this approach... which I found refreshing and well-balanced.

Though desperate for relief, my son started this program with no expectations; the goal was to try it for four months. Within 6 weeks the pain had gone from a constant "6" (on a 10 scale) to nearly zero. This after 3 years of opiates, nerve blockers, antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, acupuncture, relaxation therapy, etc. Even better, continuing this treatment on a reduced schedule seems to quickly catch new muscle tension *before* it can again generate a continual pain cycle.

My 2 Cents: If you suffer from "Chronic Pelvic Pain" do yourself a huge favor and read this book. Even if you remain a hardened skeptic, try the program defined in the book. Maybe it won't work. But maybe, as with my son, it will give you back your life.

[Note: Contrary to what some other reviewers say, we never had any pressure from Dr Wise to attend their 6-day clinic. And, although my son did NOT attend the clinic, David Wise and Tim Sawyer have remained extremely attentive and helpful. I know this is unrelated to the book itself, but I did want to respond firsthand to the negativity from some reviewers who felt the book was an advertisement for the clinic. I personally didn't find this true of either the book or the authors.]

5-0 out of 5 stars Enlightening
This is perhaps the best book I've ever read.I am a chronic pelvic pain patient who decided not to take the traditional path of bouncing from one MD to the next in search of the perfect drug or treatment to cure my symptoms.Instead, I focused on diet, relaxation, stretching, and light exercise. My wonderful physical therapist recommended this book to me and a light bulb went on in my head as I read it in a single sitting.

A Headache in the Pelvis presents a pelvic pain recovery protocol that gave structure to and expanded on the things I was already doing successfully.I was most fascinated with the Paradoxical Relaxation piece and decided to attend the seminar to learn about it from the source, Dr. Wise.That proved to be an enlightening experience indeed from which I gleaned many helpful PT and relaxation techniques that empower me to gain further control of my own recovery.Paradoxical Relaxation is challenging for adrenaline junkies such as myself, but we're also usually up for a challenge. Dr. Wise and Tim Sawyer are competent and caring professionals who comfortably teach attendees self-recovery techniques on what might otherwise be an awkward topic.I've been able to use the PT and relaxation techniques Iread about in the book and then refined in the seminar to successfully reduce my symptoms and I am quite certain I one day will be pain-free.

This book and the seminar changed my life by helping me see that choices I had made prior to the onset of my symptoms may not have been the cause of my pain, but they were certainly contributing to it and thwarting my full recovery.The path to recovery is to learn how to relax fully, completely and to rest with tension.This is not easy to do, but I am certain that I can master it in time.

5-0 out of 5 stars What a Blessing!
I have suffered from pelvic pain for 7 years.I have had injections, taken drugs, even had surgery.The result was always the same.No help!Dr. Wise suffered with this problem himself for more than 20 years and tried a wide range of treatments with no improvement, so he understands the problem.He finally decided to figure out a solution for himself and what a wonderful treatment he has put together. Unlike the medical people that I have consulted, he actually has a working model of what is going on and why.The medical establishment seems to have no such model.Their solution is to throw different treatments and drugs at the problem in hopes that one of them might help.The protocol that Dr. Wise has put together actually works if you follow it carefully and regularly.It is something that anyone can do if they are willing to take the time to try it.The solution is not quick, it takes several months at the very least, but its great redeeming quality is that it actually works.This book is a good place to start, but if you really want the full effect, you should attend his 6 day clinic.It gives you the tools to perform the protocol correctly and allows you to meet others who are suffering with the same kind of problems.His success rate is close to 90 percent.I know of very few medical treatments that can make that claim! ... Read more

3. Trigger Point Therapy for Headaches & Migraines: Your Self-Treatment Workbook for Pain Relief
by Valerie Delaune
Paperback: 165 Pages (2008-04-03)
list price: US$18.95 -- used & new: US$11.72
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Asin: 1572245255
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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"I have such a bad headache!" For many of us, this is an oft repeated cry of anguish. Statistics about headaches and migraines are downright astonishing:One in six people have frequent headaches, and of those, one in ten suffers from migraines. You are not alone. Headaches and migraines result in more than 10 million doctor visits each year. If you struggle frequently with headache pain, this book offers a welcome solution.Trigger point therapy is an effective self-care approach you can use to get relief from headache pain.

Trigger points form in a portion of the muscle cell where blood flow is reduced and metabolic wastes are not being exchanged for oxygen and nutrients. When enough trigger points are located together, they can form palpable knots in the tissue. Trigger points can cause pain, either in the area of the trigger point, or by referral to other areas of the body.Trigger points can be treated by applying pressure to affected areas, often providing instant relief. Trigger Point Therapy for Headaches and Migraines explains trigger point physiology and then offers a complete program for self-care that includes detailed illustrations of all pressure and stretching techniques.In addition, it provides an in-depth look at the factors that cause and perpetuate trigger points, such as body mechanics, injuries, diet and nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, and emotional factors, and provides solutions to address each perpetuating factor.

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5-0 out of 5 stars The massage I always wanted, daily, at home
I stumbled across this book at a bookstore and was astonished to see diagrams that directly connected the chronic "knots" in my neck and shoulder region to the most frequent locations of my migraine pain.I have the kind of muscle tissue knots that prompted one massage therapist to ask, "So when was the car accident?"(There wasn't any.)Most massage therapists have barely even begun to loosen the knots by the time a one-hour session is up.

I didn't know what trigger point therapy was but had heard about using a tennis ball to help with back problems - it had seemed a little silly.Now I am using this therapy (nearly) every day.It's too early to tell whether it is helping the migraines, but it feels incredible, immediately relieving pain.I use the therapy right before I go to bed and when I wake up in the morning thoselittle healing muscles still feel all gooey and relaxed.It's soooooo easy to do at home - don't wait years and years to take care of yourself like I did.

Although the photos and layout aren't very visually attractive, the substance of the book is wonderful.If you've got knots, get the book!

5-0 out of 5 stars Extremely helpful information
This book helped me so much.I have TMJ with pain in my jaw and Trapezius' and the information given in the book helped me lots.I have referred this book to all of my friends.

5-0 out of 5 stars Must have
As with all the reviews already written I agree that this is an excellent resource book to have.It explains everything there is to know about the trigger points. It also gives credit where credit is due to Dr. Travell, the first real trigger point pioneer and carries her studies even further into present day breakthroughs. It has detailed diagrams as well as easily understood techniques to use on clients or on yourself.This book also contains a very in depth chapter on nutrients and vitamins that should be taken for muscle health.Not to mention the insistence of water..(FINALLY) for muscle health and growth. I am a massage therapist specializing in medical massage, deep tissue therapy with neuromuscular and myofascial release and of course trigger point therapy and encounter an extrordinary amount of clients with head pain. This book is my new "go to book" for double checking my techniques. I also keep many of them on hand to give to clients for home self treatment.This book is easy to read, learn from and use.Truly a must have book for not only massage therapists, but anyone in the health care field that sees people for head pain.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very helpful book
This book says it all and shows you how to take care of yourself.If you are looking for something the medical community has been unable to provide for you (as in relief without pharmaceuticals) this is it.Valerie DeLaune knows how to get this valuable information on paper and into your head, very accessible to anyone who can read.I highly recommend it.

5-0 out of 5 stars great self-help book
I suffer from frozen shoulder and wanted to find an alternative to traditional treatment.A friend recommended this book, and it has helped me a lot.I would recommend it to anyone with shoulder tightness and pain. ... Read more

4. No More Headaches: Enjoying Sex & Intimacy in Marriage
by Juli Slattery
Paperback: 224 Pages (2009-07-02)
list price: US$13.99 -- used & new: US$8.26
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Asin: 1589975383
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Both husbands and wives can be extremely frustrated by the differences in sexual needs and expectations between them. This frustration manifests itself as fighting, resentment, feelings of either guilt or rejection, and general marital strife. There are few safe and appropriate places to ask the questions about sex that frustrate and confuse women most.In No More Headaches, Juli Slattery provides that place with honest answers that target women’s specific needs. Her warm and compassionate style come through as she examines the underlying issues that prevent couples from having a satisfying sex life. Helping husbands and wives understand and address the sexual relationship with their spouse will improve the marriage by reducing stress and frustration in that area, which will reduce stress in other areas of marriage as well. Each chapter contains questions for reflection and questions for couples to discuss. Juli Slattery has extensive experience speaking to women about marriage, parenting, and family issues at retreats and conferences as well as on television and radio. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Thankful for This Book
Quite interesting content.Wish I could find the prequel, "There WILL be many, many, many, many headaches: You Will Not Have Even Close to as Much Sex as Your Fiancee Is Deluding You About with the Power of Suggestion (Whether Your Estimate Is "Conservative" or Not)".

2-0 out of 5 stars Bleh.
I hate books that constantly throughout have to make references to other authors of other books to make a point.Slattery can't seem to do much in the way of her own research like Shaunti Feldhahn has in her offerings.Slattery is not bringing anything new info-wise to ease tensions in the war between the sexes.Another aspect of this book is located on pages 207 - 208 of the Q & A section.The husband is fat.The wife is repulsed.Slattery basically orders the wife to get over it and put out.Soooooooooo ............. if the wife is a fatty, I would bet my bottom dollar that the author would tell the wife to get on a treadmill.Spouses have a DUTY to be attractive for each other.Husbands included.Don't be surprised if your wife's eyes start to wander when your gut hangs over your belt.

Pass this book on by.She is basically borrowing from the works of others.The amount of gas I used to get the book from the library is the exact same amount I could have used to get me to the mall!!!!GRRRR!!!!!

4-0 out of 5 stars No More Headaches!
Good book for husbands and wives to read! Insightful on the different perspective through a spouse' eyes!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great!
I am a man that was greater understanding to see if I was a normal man in how I felt and I am! This is a great book for wives and wives to be. And it also explains what is Godly within a marraige. Great book!

5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding material written from women's perspective
In the journey of our own marriage me and my wife discovered the principal entailed in this book to be true. It was a nice refresher of what we had already discovered. This is written from a women's journey and perspective but I would highly recommend both men and women to read this. It is an outstanding must read book. ... Read more

5. Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches: What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You...That You Need to Know
by Teri Robert
Paperback: 336 Pages (2005-11-01)
list price: US$14.99 -- used & new: US$5.95
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Asin: 0060766859
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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For millions of Americans, Migraine disease, tension headaches, and other headaches are a debilitating part of every day. Teri Robert has been there—in fact, she experienced her first Migraine at age six. Now, in this groundbreaking holistic guide to the diagnosis and treatment of headaches and Migraine disease, she brings a patient-empowering message to all headache sufferers: you don't have to live with daily pain. She provides you with all the information you need to know about getting the help you need, including:

  • Understanding side effects
  • Treatments for long-term relief
  • Risks and symptoms
  • Identification of the various types of headaches
  • Traditional and alternative therapies
  • Information on finding health care practitioners and support
  • Numerous case studies and expert advice
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5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book for those just diagnosed
Teri has written a wonderful book for those who are dealing with migraines, as well as for their family members. It includes a lot of information that you need to know/things to be aware of if you have just been diagnosed or suspect you might have migraines. It helps with the question "is this all just in my head" by sharing experiences that others have gone through. My family has also found this to be a useful book for understanding what the migraine process is (start to finish, ie that headache is just one part of a migraine), and also helping them be aware of changes that suggest a migraine is coming.
I highly recommend this book and have purchased two additional copies for friends who also suffer from migraines.

4-0 out of 5 stars Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches
I do not have a problem with headaches however I purchased two copies of this book upon the recommendation of a friend who has suffered with Migraines for years and found help in these pages. The two copies were for friends and relatives that have had such headaches.So far I have no feedback from them.

5-0 out of 5 stars Migraine and Headache Book Review
I am very happy with the book, the price, and the speed with which I received the item in the mail. The book is excellent, however, I am not finished with it yet so I can only vouch for what I have read.

4-0 out of 5 stars Migraine Disease and Headaches
Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches has presented some facts about migraines which were interesting to me. As to how helpful it will be, I really don't know. I am an older woman who has had migraines for 49yrs so most preventatives have been tried on me. At the present time I am only trying to cope with the headaches with pain medication and complete bedrest.

5-0 out of 5 stars Got this book and gave it away ....
This book is very informative specially to those who have not yet done a good amount of research on migraines. I have. But I still found the book very useful. So why did I give it away ? The guy from AT&T U-verse swapping out my DVR unit mentioned he was having migraine right at that time and he seems to not have as much info on it as I do -- so I gave him the book and I just hope that it would be very helpful for him.
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6. Wolff's Headache and Other Head Pain
Hardcover: 864 Pages (2007-10-18)
list price: US$98.50 -- used & new: US$44.95
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Asin: 0195326563
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The 8th edition of Wolff's Headache and Other Head Pain remains the definitive reference text in the field. Our knowledge and understanding of headache and its management have changed significantly in the twenty-first century. A new international headache classification has been adopted; headache pathophysiology and genetics have advanced; and epidemiologic studies have burgeoned. We have greater insights into the diagnosis and treatment of the secondary headaches. New treatments are available for primary headache disorders, including migraine, cluster, and chronic daily headache, and our understanding and knowledge are increasing by means of ongoing trials. The 8th edition encompasses all of this new material, with all chapters updated and many new authors added. ... Read more

7. A Headache in the Pelvis: A New Understanding and Treatment for Prostatitis and Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndromes, 3rd Edition
by David Wise
Paperback: 350 Pages (2005-03-15)
list price: US$24.95 -- used & new: US$12.78
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Asin: 0972775528
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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A Headache in the Pelvis describes the Stanford Protocol, a new and revolutionary treatment for prostatitis and other chronic pelvic pain syndromes that was developed at Stanford University Medical Center in the department of Urology. The book describes the details of the Stanford Protocol. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars If you have this problem, it is a must read prior to surgery.
As the book reveals with ample statistics, prostate surgery for "pain" rarely works, and creates more problems. The more you learn about pelvic pain, the better you will feel!

1-0 out of 5 stars Book Not Useful
This book presumes all pelvic pain can be cured with relaxation and at the author's clinic with his brand of expensive physical therapy.That is inaccurate at best. The reality, I have learned, pelvic pain is a complex and individual problem and I think sufferers are better off spending money elsewhere than a book that claims to have the answers and doesn't!

4-0 out of 5 stars Boaring to read but valuable.
This book was to boaring for me to read but was very acurate as to what it mentioned.If you live in California they have a clinic that they can provide.If your like me you will need a plane ticket. Call them for pricing.They treat prostititus by applying preasure to certain points in the body.I purchased this book close to the end of my strugle with this illness.And did not read it through.How everI did have positive results applying the methods, I did read!Fortunatly I was able to reduse my prostate by treating y constipation, which in turn released preasure on my prostate. If you have prostititus and constipation I strongly recomened a tratment called a "Colonic" Provided at most Health Spas.

5-0 out of 5 stars An extraordinary book that really helps !!
A Headache in the Pelvis which describes the new treatment for pelvic pain developed at Stanford University is the best book anybody could read who is suffering from pelvic pain.
I have read all the editions and just finished the 4th edition which includes treatment for women as well as men.Wise and Anderson are the pioneers in this treatment.I can't praise this book enough!!!

3-0 out of 5 stars A Headache in the Pelvis:
The book is written to help you understand why the pain in your pelvis can be such a pain.The only thing that I found rather disappointing was that they waited to till 3/4 of the way thru the book before they let you know that you should really come to their clinic for a week to help solve your problem. Although it really implies that this is a self help book it is a advertisement for their clinic in addition. A book called the Pelvic Pain Solution by Dayne Herren gives you the same information but is a simplified form.He also has a relaxation disk which I use 2 times a day to wind down and relax.This is a key solution to both this book and his.

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8. Breaking the Headache Cycle : A Proven Program for Treating and Preventing Recurring Headaches
by Ian Livingstone, Donna Novak
Paperback: 240 Pages (2004-01-01)
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Asin: B000CC49EO
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Two headache specialists offer their innovative Headache Reduction Program, for treating and preventing recurring headaches

Twenty-eight million people in the United States suffer from chronic, recurrent, often disabling headaches-half of them forgoing medical attention in favor of analgesics that do nothing to prevent the next one. In Breaking the Headache Cycle , the authors-migraine sufferers themselves-present the integrated Headache Reduction Program (HARP) that they developed at the Princeton Headache Clinic.

Based on the central insights that the predisposition to headaches is a sign of an unusually sensitive nervous system and that drugs are only one component of the most successful treatment plans, this remarkable program instructs readers in a range of techniques, including:

- how to relieve the pain of migraines
- how to detect and ward off oncoming headaches
- how to prevent migraines from even threatening

The innovative solutions detailed in Breaking the Headache Cyclerange from simple breathing exercises and dietary changes to support groups and the latest medications. In this thorough and accessible guide, the authors promise new relief for those already being treated for recurring headaches and for those who currently suffer in silence.
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4-0 out of 5 stars How To Think About Headaches
This book taught me how to think about the migraines I was suffering from.I realized that my reaction upon the onset of another migraine was doing nothing to help me.It hurt my mood, stressed me out, and probably made my headaches hurt worse and last longer.This book taught me quite a bit.They are essentially pushing meditation and yoga.I haven't yet been disciplined enough to set aside time for those into my daily life, but I do try to stretch more and do deep breathing whenever I think of it.It feels like it helps.

4-0 out of 5 stars Headache help
I have read about 4 books on headaches and lots ofmagazine articles and websites.This was probably the best because it was the most informative.It let me know what things I was taking that may help with my headache but usually caused "rebound" headaches.It also helped with what foods that help and what foods to stay away from.It was about as helpful as a book can be but I still suffer with lots of headaches. Now I am more inclined to suffer through them.I don't want the rebound effects of what most drugs cause.

5-0 out of 5 stars A relief for migraine sufferers
This book has been a godsend. I have suffered from migraines since I was a teenager. Nothing worked to relieve my pain - I would just have to suffer through them until they were over.

After reading reviews of this book on Amazon, I decided to give it a try. What an amazing difference! I will not tell you that I don't get migraines anymore, which I do. But this book tells you ways to prevent them and to lessen the pain during a migraine. Its fantastic!

I went from having at least one migraine a week to one a month. They used to last me for days, but using the exercises in the book, I just take 5 minutes and it lessens up the pain enough for me to function or even breaks it all together.

Wonderful book! A must-read for migraine sufferers. I even plan to buy my mother a copy for Christmas.

2-0 out of 5 stars Not the Best Headache Book - Little Practical Advice ...
The better book is Bucholz's Heal Your Headache which is the most no-nonsense, practical book out there.Breaking the Headache Cycle is mostly philosophical rambling about stress reduction and breathing with little useful advice.The chapter on the pros and cons of current medications is the only useful part of the book.The rest is fluff.If you check out the Bucholz book, you'll see what I'm talking about.

5-0 out of 5 stars This book changed my life!
Since I have suffered from headaches all my life, I have eagerly read any book I can get my hands on that may lead to some relief.This is the first book that I can truly say has SOLVED my problem! For many years, I have had almost-daily headaches and even as recent as Feb 2007, I had 2 to 3 headaches a day (a total of 46 headaches that month alone)!I took Zomig to get relief.It's effective and very expensive but I also knew I was taking WAY too much medicine.This book is full of great information about the hows and whys of migraine headaches and also many, many suggestions of options to break the pattern and get relief.It's very practical, easy to read with stories of other peoples headache histories.As I read it, it seemed they were writing about ME and my headache history. Two very powerful suggestions from that book that changed my life: the deep breathing exercises when I am feeling stress and a low dose of amitriptyline, as prescribed by my doctor.Because of this book, I can truly say - I NO LONGER GET HEADACHES!
If you have recurring headaches - you MUST read this book! ... Read more

9. The Migraine Brain: Your Breakthrough Guide to Fewer Headaches, Better Health
by Carolyn Bernstein, Elaine McArdle
Mass Market Paperback: 576 Pages (2009-11-24)
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You know that your migraine isn't just a headache. But you may not know that migraine actually is a neurological disease. Affecting one in five women, one in twenty men, and one in twenty children, it's a debilitating, complex, and chronic condition that manifests in a combination of symptoms that can include excruciating head pain as well as other distinctive physical and emotional effects. Yet it's also a disease that you can get control of, improve, and manage, as Dr. Carolyn Bernstein has discovered in her seventeen years as a Harvard Medical School faculty member and practicing neurologist.

Praised for her excellence and compassion, the founder of the Women's Headache Center near Boston, and a migraine sufferer herself, Dr. Bernstein has helped hundreds of her patients get better. Now, with The Migraine Brain, the most comprehensive, up-to-the-minute book on migraines ever written, you will be able to do the same -- reduce the frequency and intensity of your migraines, learn how to prevent and curtail them and how to recover from them more quickly, and mitigate migraine's effects on every aspect of your life: in the workplace and at home and during sex and travel. Every migraine is different because everyone who gets a migraine has a distinctive "Migraine Brain" with its own sensitivities and triggers. That's why it's so important for you to develop a personalized wellness plan to radically reduce the number and severity of your migraines.

Dr. Bernstein also explains why migraines happen, why they are so often misdiagnosed, and why so few people get the right treatment for them. She reveals the latest research that shows that Migraine Brains share a hypersensitivity to stimuli -- the Migraine Brain can actually look different from others on a brain scan -- and is more likely to experience a cascade of neurological reactions that give rise to the common clusters of migraine symptoms. This breakthrough medical knowledge makes treatment and recovery possible with new migraine-specific drugs as well as with complementary treatments such as yoga, biofeedback, and an exercise regimen.

With the extraordinarily thorough recommendations of The Migraine Brain in your hands, you will be fully equipped with all the latest information you need to understand migraines and to help your family and co-workers understand that migraine isn't just a headache: it's a serious, yet treatable disease. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars this book was so helpful
after reading this book and paying closer attention to what I ate my migraines are basically gone.I still get the occasional migraine, but not nearly has bad as before.Thank you Dr. Bernstein.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very Helpful
I am so happy I came across this book. It has been my go to book and I have learned a lot about migraines. I have learned about how to make my migraines more manageable and ways to avoid triggers. I still get migraines, but now I know other things to try and am not always taking medications. That is one on the biggest reasons I went looking for a book like this. I was tried of taking medications that would knock me out, or being so dependent on them. I have also added feverfew and magnesium into my daily life. The book teaches you how to make small changes in your life that will help with the migraine suffering and most of the time they are free things.Just have to try them and see what works for you since everyone has different types of migraine pain.

5-0 out of 5 stars MIGRAINE RELIEF!
This is an excellent book to read/use as a reference for anyone suffering from a MIGRAINE!

5-0 out of 5 stars best book on migraine
This is the best book on migraines that I have read. The author is a fellow migraineur and a neurologist who has thoroughly researched the problems associated with migraines, and the many treatments now available for migraine sufferers. She takes extra care to address women migraineurs who suffer from this disorder 3 times more often than men (although she does also address male sufferers). The book is written in an understanding but informative manner, acknowledging that migraine can be a disabling disorder, but giving many strategies for dealing with it. These include both the latest medical techniques as well as non-medical approaches for treatment.

5-0 out of 5 stars A helpful, supportive book
This book made a big difference in my life. I've had migraines for about 7 years, since the end of high school. In all that time, I haven't found any other resources that are as compassionate and empathetic as this book. Dr. Bernstein tells you early on that she's a migraine sufferer, and you can tell that she really understands your pain. For that alone, I'm thankful.

The basic message of the book isthat your migraines aren't your fault -- they're symptoms of a neurological disease, and you deserve the same treatment as anyone else with that type of illness. She engages the reader in thoughtful discussion about both medicinal and non-medicinal approaches to migraine treatment (eg. she talks at length about biofeedback training and yoga). My experience with the first headache specialist I saw is that he tried to just drug me up without listening to my concerns; in contrast, Dr. Bernstein clearly respects individual patients' attitudes toward medicine, and presents lots of non-drug headache management strategies. While much of the material in the book was not new to me (eg. don't skip meals during the day, or you'll get a migraine), it's a comprehensive synthesis of current medical knowledge within an empathetic framework. ... Read more

10. The Headache Prevention Cookbook: Eating Right to Prevent Migraines and Other Headaches
by David R. Marks M.D., Laura Marks M.D., Laura Marks, David R. Marks
Paperback: 256 Pages (2000-07-14)
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If you're one of the 50 million Americans who suffer from headaches, you can eliminate the pain entirely just by changing the way you eat. A headache sufferer himself, Dr. David Marks treats thousands of patients a year at his internationally known headache clinic. The recipes in this book can help you ward off headaches while ensuring that you eat well in the bargain.Amazon.com Review
Food can't cure headaches, but avoiding certain foods may prevent them, according to author David R. Marks, medical director of the New England Center for Headache. Some foods commonly trigger headaches in some people. If you're a headache sufferer, eliminating those foods from your diet is a sensible second step towards managing headaches. (The first step is to see your doctor to determine if there is some underlying condition that is causing the headaches.)

The key is to go on an elimination diet that avoids trigger foods such as most cheeses, chocolate, nuts, certain meats, preservatives, artificial sweeteners, MSG, caffeine, beans, out-of-the-oven yeast products (e.g., pizza, yeast breads, doughnuts), alcohol (especially red wine), ice cream, olive oil, and many, many more. If you were left to your own devices to figure out what's left after eliminating all these foods, you'd probably give up within a day. But Laura Marks has done the work for you, putting together 100 recipes that contain none (whew!) of the forbidden foods. The Headache Prevention Cookbook's recipes aren't bland or boring. They include Hearty Potato-Mushroom Frittata, Crepes with Spinach and Cheese Filling, Eggplant "Caviar," Corn and Carrot Chowder, Linguine with White Clam Sauce, Garlic Chicken, Cornish Hens and Wild Rice with Apricot Sauce, Asian Ginger Beef with Broccoli, Seafood Curry, and Angel Food-Strawberry Delight.

The authors suggest that you follow this diet, using their recipes and others you create yourself, for at least two months, and see if your headaches go away. Then gradually reintroduce the foods you avoided, one per week, so you can track which foods are your personal headache triggers. Once you've figured that out, avoiding those foods permanently can be your ticket to a headache-free future. --Joan Price ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Life-saver
This cookbook has helped me go from fifteen headaches a month to three or less. The idea of cutting out the long list of trigger foods can be daunting at first unless you have something like this cookbook to guide you. After a year or so of using it exclusively, I decided to venture out and try forbidden recipes. Sure enough, the headaches came back. I've come back to this book and once again, I'm virtually headache free! I wish David and Laura Marks would write another one.
Sallie Parker

4-0 out of 5 stars A good start
I thought this book was a great starting place when trying to eliminate migraine triggers.As other reviewers have said, the recipies do lack some things as far as being really healthy or having some triggers in the recipies.But it is a great starting point.Besides, most people don't react to ALL the triggers.

It was refreshing to find things I could eat in place of a list of what I could not eat.

1-0 out of 5 stars Not Helpful
After reading Heal Your Headache by Dr. Buchholz, I was anxious to find a good headache-prevention cookbook.But I need a cookbook in which ALL the recipes are free of the commonly known food triggers.Isn't that the point?Well, this book has many recipes with known headache triggers.Apparently we are expected to know which foods are triggers for us and to then alter the recipes accordingly.Well, I'm tired of having to alter recipes!That's what I have to do all the time with regular cookbooks.I thought that this cookbook would be different, but I was wrong.I appreciate that some food triggers are avoided here, but what about all the commonly known triggers that ARE in these recipes, such as lemon juice, orange juice, and onions?I bought the book, tried 3-4 recipes (none particularly good), then threw the book away.

1-0 out of 5 stars What about vegetarians?!
As a vegetarian, I knew I was taking a chance with this title.However, I had just committed to Dr. Buchholz's 1-2-3 Program for healing headaches & was eager to try it out.Needless to say, being a vegetarian isn't a good fit and sooo many of the recipes in the book contained the triggers I was supposed to avoid.Very disappointed!

2-0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
My husband is trying to eliminate tyramines and other migraine triggers. I was hoping to find a cookbook that would help us create meals that tasted good, were healthy and safe.

This cookbook misses the mark on several fronts. The worst thing is that it takes a very conservative approach to what is safe to eat. Most recipes included items that we had concluded were not safe or were borderline (determined from researching several different reliable sources). In the initial stages of testing out whether or not tyramines are triggers it is especially important to have an inclusive list and not make exceptions.

The second factor were the recipes themselves. There was very little here that would allow you to make an actual meal and no guidelines on how you would do that.

Third, as another poster pointed out, the recipes are not generally healthy, high in fats and low in vegetables and fruits. This could be compensated for if the rest of the meal were healthy, but without any guidelines it would be difficult to do.

I am hoping to find another cookbook but in the meantime I have been adapting recipes with quite a bit of success. Maybe I'll write a cookbook when I'm done! ... Read more

11. Headache in Clinical Practice
by Stephen D. Silberstein, Richard B. Lipton, Peter J. Goadsby
Hardcover: 296 Pages (2002-09-05)
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Completely revised by its original authors, this second edition updates the sections on migraine, cluster headache and vascular disease, providing the reader with an up-to-date compendium of current opinion for the study and treatment of headache. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Don't Buy This Edition.Get the New One.
Get the third edition of this book, also available from Amazon.com, It was due to be published on May 30, 2005.I have it on order and am surprised to see that the old edition is still so highly touted on this web site.

Amazon.com., you really ought to note editions of books that have been, or soon will be, replaced by newer editions.Your failure to do this is one of the few major flaws in your otherwise great system.I speak as a long-time and prolific buyer of books from you.


5-0 out of 5 stars If you want accurate info, this book is for you!
Written by top headache and Migraine experts, this book offers a wealth of information that is well organized, easy to follow, and dependable. ... Read more

12. Overcoming Headaches and Migraines: Clinically Proven Cure for Chronic Pain
by Lisa Morrone
Paperback: 208 Pages (2008-08-01)
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As many as 45 million Americans have chronic and severe headaches—and they’re desperate for practical, clearly explained help and answers.

Physical therapist Lisa Morrone extends hope. Nearly 20 years of teaching, research, and treating patients have given her a comprehensive, multidisciplinary perspective. Headache/migraine sufferers don’t have to resign themselves to being pill–popping victims. Rather, they can achieve lasting changes by discovering how to...

  • uncover the sources of head pain and avoid unnecessary medication
  • eliminate pain originating from neck dysfunction or muscle tension
  • ward off migraines and cluster headaches by pinpointing and avoiding “triggers”
  • decide whether self–treatment, treatment by a practitioner, or a combination is best
  • loosen the traps of stress, anger, and emotional/spiritual bondage that clamp down with head pain

This multifaceted resource combines effective habits, exercises, and lifestyle adjustments to end head–pain disability and give readers back a life to enjoy and share.

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5-0 out of 5 stars excellent resource for headache sufferers
This book is the most thorough, easy to understand resource I have found while attempting to educate myself about headaches.I highly recommend it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing book!
I have been suffering from chronic headaches for the last 12 years and Lisa Marrone's book has taught me so much about the kind of headache that I have and how it can be treated.This book is a jewel!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars excellent resource for migraine sufferers
best book out there for people who suffer from headaches. I've been gathering info on migraines for years, and I feel like I learned more than I ever knew, just by reading this book!

5-0 out of 5 stars A wonderful resource for migraine sufferers
I have suffered from migraines for much of my life and it was so great to get a hold of Lisa's book.I learned a lot about triggers, the physical issues that cause migraines and the things that I can do to help prevent the migraines from occurring.The exercises and stretches are easy to do and I've seen a difference already in doing them whenever I can.While I have not stopped getting migraines all together, the frequency that I've had them has decreased significantly and I appreciate that more than I can say.This is a great book for any migraine sufferer and what is especially nice is that it's an easy read - very easy to understand.It's obvious that Lisa has a tremendous amount of hands-on experience with migraine sufferers and has a great handle on the issues that are present with the pain associated with migraines.Thank you, Lisa, for writing such a useful and practical book!

5-0 out of 5 stars a must read
this is an excellent book, especially useful exercises for those who get headaches that originate in your neck. ... Read more

13. Honey, I Don't Have a Headache Tonight: Help for Women Who Want to Feel More In the Mood
by Shelia Wray Gregoire
Paperback: 144 Pages (2004-10-25)
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A look at attitude adjustments, relationship enhancements, and changes to daily life that can help women revive their God-given sexual vitality. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Advice without perspective doesn't go far
Like many couples, my wife and I could use more intimacy in our lives. Kids, work, school, and the bad habits that have built up over the time we've known each other have slowly stripped a great deal of the intimacy from our lives. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand why this is happening, but it takes a shared perception of the problem for a couple to fully address the issues that have brought their marriage to this state.

Because my wife is an avid reader, I felt that Honey, I Don't Have a Headache Tonight may be a great way to get on the same page with ideas to improve the intimacy and increase the closeness in our marriage. After reading the few reviews of the book, I figured that while it may have a Christian basis, the lessons the book sought to teach would be more relationship-centric. Instead, the book reads a sermon of Christian extremism and fails to acknowledge many realities of current society outside the Bible belt. While Sheila Wray Gregoire acknowledges and identifies many of the issues that can affect intimacy, her solutions often revolve around the bible which she incessantly cites as proof that one should undertake a given action. This may be fine for people who fully subscribe to her theology, but it is useless to those who are not of the more extreme Christian denominations. As you read through the book, this premise becomes more aggravating as you realize that unless you and your spouse are devout Christians in Sheila's sense of the phrase, the book will hold little for you.

The extreme Christian slant on non-marriage issues presented in this book further erodes any sense of perspective or insight on behalf of the author. The thought that the absence of the working dad in the lives of his children leads to homosexuality or the author's view on the use of pornography and masturbation are quick clues to how applicable her advice may be to your situation. I would say that if you are a devout Christian, obey a strict interpretation of the word of God, and can identify with her perspective; Sheila's book may be of service to you. However, for the vast majority of married couples, including moderate Christians, it is hard to swallow her advice because it is predicated on a strict interpretation of the bible that lacks the perspective and understanding of the relationships of the less devout to be of any service to them.

3-0 out of 5 stars Some great advice and good humor w/ too much right-wingisms
This is a letter I wrote to the author in response to the book, which pretty much covers my response:

Hi, Sheila.I've been reading your book, "Honey, I Don't Have a Headache Tonight," and I have enjoyed both your advice and your humor.I think you have written a needed and useful book.

However, I do have serious concerns with both the content and intention of your chapter on masculinity.My concerns come as both a Christian and as a feminist.As I was reading, I found myself wondering whether the intention of that chapter was really to help the reader have an improved sex life, or if it was to grind axes with feminists and liberals and others who don't align with the right-wing ideology that pervades much contemporary conservative Protestant thinking.

There were two passages that I found particularly troubling, especially from a Christian perspective.The first was the ridiculing of Bill Clinton for expressing empathy while lauding Donald Rumsfeld for lashing out with violence.I found myself dumbfounded and deeply upset by that.Which of those responses seems more like Jesus?Which way would we expect Jesus to respond, and which way did he ask that we respond?Without going into an unncessary and technical discussion of why retalitory violence is completely counter to Christian ethics, suffice to say that I cannot image that Jesus would agree with your assessment of those men, in any way.

And I had a similar response to your approval of a BBC article that bemoaned curricula that included questions beyond factual recall, with the author arguing that "[i]nstead of fact-retention and recall, in which girls and boys are roughly equal, the question now requires empathy, something that females excel in, and at which males are useless."God help us all if that is really the case!I'm just grateful that Jesus was not useless at empathy, and in fact excelled in it, and I am raising my son to excel in empathy, as well.It is certainly not unnatural to him.He will be one year old in two weeks, and he gets upset when another baby begins to cry, or when I am upset.Empathy appears to be natural for him, not something he is useless at, and I can only hope that the empathy he learns in our family and our church can sustain in him when our culture tries to kill it in him, telling him, as your book does, that it is not right for a man to have.

The fruits of the spirit are love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness, faith, kindness, and self-control.While empathy is not explicitly mentioned, it is far easier to imagine it as part of the list than "adroitness at factual recall" or "tendency to lash out violently upon provocation."Those are the traits that Jesus' presence within us provides, whether we are male or female, and yet they look nothing like the masculinity that our culture lauds, or that you laud in the chapter I am discussing.They are the traits that, as wives, sisters, mothers, daughters, and friends, we should seek to encourage and admire in the men around us.In many ways, taking on those traits in a world that demands the exact opposite from men for them to be "real men" is a greater challenge than avoiding the temptations of sex and lust.And yet, the battle against lust is given so much more attention and validation than the battle to enact the fruits in a culture that asks men to deny those very traits.That is why I cannot help but think that many of your complaints in that chapter have less to do with either a desire to improve marriage relationships or a true contemplation of Christian manhood but rather a desire to grind axes with feminists and liberals and to encourage your readers to adopt right-wing views about gender, regardless of how well they actually conform to the example and teachings of Jesus.

I thank God that Jesus not only revealed God's amazing love to us, but also freed us from the shackles of the identities set for us by the "principalities and powers," among them the institutions that tell men that they must be violent, quick to anger, aggressive, militant, and without empathy.It is unfortunate that, today, the church--or at least some branches of it--is among the principalities and powers still promulgating those identities.

I pray that you take what I have written in the spirit it is intended, from someone who appreciates very much the work you have done and the wonderful advice you've given, but is deeply troubled by one particular section, in which I was left feeling like the spirit of grace and truth so evident in the rest of the book was lacking.

5-0 out of 5 stars Insightful, funny and true-to-life!
Women, if you want to REALLY understand your man's needs and expectations, this book is for you. This well-written tome is intended for women, but as a man, let me tell you, Shiela understands the opposite sex! My wife and I read it together and learned a lot. Shiela ends each chapter with advice for men...I appreciate that.

Shiela's writing is crisp; her observations fascinating; her conclusions dead-on. She offers hope to women with imperfect bodies and unpredictable sex drives. The book is tastefully modest but is still direct and to-the-point.

I predict that this book will help thousands of couples experience all the joy God intended for them in the bedroom. I highly recommend this book!

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome help for putting an end to those "headaches."
Shelia Wray Gregoire has an incredible way of telling it like it is in this book.I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, as did my husband, and will recommend it to ALL of my married friends.She hit every single nail on the head with all of my issues concerning sex and intimacy in a Christian marriage, helping me to feel that I am not alone or abnormal.Sex for women is a head thing and Sheila teaches you how to retrain your thoughts and emotions to better allow you to not only enjoy that intimacy with your husband, but to also WANT it!!! (something I had just about given up on)Another thing that was great was the way she shows you the men's perspective on sex.It helps a lot just knowing where he is coming from.Plus she gives a special section at the end of each chapter just for the men to read that hits the main points of what you just read (in case he doesn't want to read the whole book).This is a book I don't recommend lending to friends, only because you will want to hold on to it forever and make notes in it and highlite areas and reread it many, many times!This is the first book of hers I have read, but I plan to find To Love, Honor, and Vacuum because of how much I enjoyed reading this one. ... Read more

14. Tell Me What to Eat if I Have Headaches and Migraines
by Elaine Magee
Paperback: 208 Pages (2008-05-21)
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Tell Me What to Eat If I Have Headaches and Migraines contains: * Everything you need to know about diet and headaches. * The most common food/drink migraine triggers. * Which beverages are the worst. * How to eat when under stress. * Key facts about how to eat the right foods at the right times. * The 10 food steps to freedom.Magee is the content provider for WebMD and serves as a nutrition expert and 'Recipe Doctor" for the WebMD Weight Loss Clinic. Elaine contributes to several magazines including Woman's Day, All You, and more. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars I don't think so.
Some of this book is ok. If they would just stick to nutrition it might be ok. They wrote that exercise triggers migraines. Exercise opens the blood vessels and helps aid blood flow. My wife started getting on the treadmill in the mornings, and it's greatly reduced her migraines and improved our love life. Many parts of this book are crap. Oh, and it says sex triggers migraines. It actually relieves it. (again, that exercise factor)
We read half of it and pitched it in the trash.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good advice!
I got this book because I had been to a neurologist for over a year yet still had 15 days of migraines a month.When I eliminated the food items listed as possible triggers, then added them back slowly as the author suggests, I found my triggers and was able to get down to just 2 or three days of migraines a month.

5-0 out of 5 stars Thanks Elaine, this really helped!
This book offers a ton of practical information for people who suffer from the 6 common types of headaches. My whole family shared the book. I suffer from hormonal headaches and found that information very helpful while another family member has migraines and is currently filling out her headache diary included in the book) so she can better understand what her triggers are. I loved that there were lots of lists and tips as well as reader-friendly answers to complicated medical questions. I've tried a handful of the recipes so far and they offered tasty and easy to make alternatives to favorite foods that have been identified as potential headache triggers. The reason there are different lists of foods for the different headaches is because each type of headache has different foods to choose and foods to lose. I recommend this book highly! It really helped two people in my family.

1-0 out of 5 stars still hungry
This was a disappointing book to me.I was excited to think I had found a book that would help me build a diet of items that were 'safe' to eat.This book, however, gave the typical lists of what not to eat.It is also pretty confusing because one page will list good foods to eat, for example, that are high in magnesium but includes standard trigger foods such as chocolate and nuts that are noted on other pages as being possible problems.It is like the author just copied the list from somewhere and didn't even bother to note which items are thought to be triggers for migraines. The book also has, in my opinion, a too light-hearted feel to it.I was hoping for some solid advice on what to eat in a no-nonsense tone...but didn't find here unfortunately.Maybe I would like the book better if I tried a few of the 21 recipes.I was just hoping for more than a "Peachy Cake" (one of the 21 recipes) book. ... Read more

15. The Magnesium Solution for Migraine Headaches
by Jay S. Cohen
Paperback: 64 Pages (2004-09)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars This book saved my life!
I was having migraines every day, some even lasted for days and I even had one that lasted a week. Medications prescribed by my doctor would barely even make a dent in the pain. Within one day of starting the Magnesium treatment I noticed that the migraine I had been suffering from for days was starting to lessen, by day two I could tell a definite improvement and by day three it was completely gone and it has not been back. If I forget to take the magnesium for a couple of days I notice an ache starting in my head and I take it immediately and it goes away. Needless to say, I don't forget to take it often!

5-0 out of 5 stars Try magnesium
For anyone that needlessly suffers from migraines and has not already tried magnesium, you need to try it RIGHT AWAY. This book proves how important it is.

I've suffered with migraines (every week and sometimes daily) for the past 5 years taking pointless medications from doctors (topamax, nortriptylene) , which did not work at all. After starting to supplement with magnesium I started noticing a great improvement in the frequency and severity of my migraines and my overall well being. After taking magnesium for only two weeks, my headaches arn't comletely gone yet, but have been greatly reduced so far. I'm BLOWN AWAY that the doctors i've seen havn't ONCE suggested that I try magnesium or other natural methods that actually work. It's completely ridiculous and not very far from a crime, in my opinion.

In my quest to relieve my own migraines ive learned a lot about possible causes of migraine headaches.
Some considerations:
- Try sleeping with your head elevated at a 30 degree angle. A 12 inch foam wedge does this the best. This has helped me... read this book for more info -

-Eliminate all MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) and other exitotoxins from diet
-Some headaches are caused psychologically, try this site -http://www.psychresearch.com/headache1.html
-Biofeedback - stress can be a big trigger for chronic headaches
-Drink more water

This is just what has helped me, I can't guarantee my suggestions will work for you but they are well worth a try. If you get migraine headaches I recommend you try solving the problem through natural methods (like i've mentioned) before you start taking preventive medicine or have surgery. Remember: If drug companies cured people they would be out of business.

Bottomline: Try Magnesium (anything but oxide), and other natural methods

Here is another great site: http://www.avoidamigraine.com/migrainesymptoms-6.htmlRecommend

1-0 out of 5 stars Well Researched, But No Help
I tried following the directions in this book.He provides quite a lot of research for his findings (reads more like a medical study than a book) and lots of options for different types of magnesium to try.I ended up using the one that he uses (magnesium chelate with ammino acids) as this didn't upset my stomach as much as the others, but now I have a bunch of bottles of supplements just sitting in my medicine cabinet.By the time you are taking the magnesium (4-8 tablets / day), B2 (1 / day), feverfew (2-6 / day), plus anything else you might already be taking (calcium, multivitamin etc) I was up to 14 pills per day!!It was upsetting my stomach so much (diaherrea all the time) that I just had to stop.Plus all the pills were like a meal in itself, and who wants to take all those pills every day for the rest of your life?!?I would rather just take whatever I need when I actually get migraines, and trust me, I get whoppers, sometimes 3 days long, and up to 5 days per week, so I know what I am talking about with headaches.If this book helps some people, that is great, but it didn't help me.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good book with one flaw
I had read on the internet that magnesium might help my migraine problem, but I took too much and certainly didn't feel better. I then bought this book and got exactly what I wanted -- an explanation on why magnesium might work, directions on exactly what kind to buy (it's an unstable element so it must be combined with something else, but some combinations are more likely to make you ill than others), and how much to take (hint: start small!).

I only gave this four stars because even after I read the book and took magnesium properly, it -- once again -- seemed to *cause* a migraine instead of preventing one. The book does not describe this possibility or explain why it might happen. (Has this happened to anyone else?)

5-0 out of 5 stars headache free- finally!
I can't recommend this book highly enough...It has changed my life. My family and friends have never seen me go a month without a headache....I am so happy, and it's like an entirely new life.

If you've tried magnesium before (like I did) but it didn't work for you, you may not have understood how much you need to take and why. Once I read this book, I made connections between a whole slew of problems/triggers.

I used to take Imitrex at least twice a week. I haven't taken one in a MONTH. I had two small headaches that asprin killed....and I also worked out heavily and did a few other things that usually bring on migraines.

Not one yet.

I expect to still get a few, but honestly I can say I am just beginning to see what I've been missing all of these years.

Please, please try this book. I do not know the author in any way. I just hate to think of anyone suffering needlessly after the relief I've achieved so far.

In order to give full disclosure, I ordered another book with the migraine diet in it at same time. I had been on that diet before, but not understood how tracking the foods worked. Two weeks after starting the magnesium supplements, I started the diet as well. I am off Diet Coke and all MSG. However, I had migraines when I was a kid, long before I ate or drank that kind of junk. I think all of this (mg and diet) helps to significantly improve the migraine threshold.

When I feel a headache coming on, I've taken the magnesium as he suggested and it has vanished.

Thank you for this book! It is the best money I've ever spent. ... Read more

16. Comprehensive Review of Headache Medicine (Headache Cooperative of New England)
Hardcover: 336 Pages (2008-05-08)
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Asin: 0195366735
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Headache Medicine has recently become an official medical subspecialty.Practitioners who specialize in the field come from many different backgrounds including neurology, internal medicine, anesthesiology, rehabilitation medicine, family medicine, psychiatry, dentistry and others.A great deal of research is being done in HM, and, as a result, the field is one which is growing rapidly in every way. Interestingly, most patients with headache are not being treated by specialists in HM, in large part because of the vast numbers of patients requiring medical attention for headache disorders, and the relatively small number of bona fide specialists. Thus, there is a need for resources to guide these practitioners as they manage headache patients. There are several excellent scholarly texts in the field and numerous books for the public about headache.There are really no concise manuals of HM, however, there are books aimed at the bulk of skilled practitioners taking care of the major share of headache sufferers, who wish to understand the important concepts of diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis in this complex field.This is the aim of Dr. Levin's book which consists of 4 parts: Part 1- Headache Medicine Basic Science, Part 2- Diagnosis of Primary Headache Disorders, Part 3- Diagnosis of Secondary Headache Disorders, and Part 4- Headache Treatment.
Chapters in each section are concise, but include cutting edge information about these aspects of headache medicine. The organization of the contents of this book is similar to the Curriculum for Headache Medicine designed by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS) which is the organization responsible for accrediting Headache Medicine training programs and accrediting individual practitioners. The content of the book mirrors that of the UCNS board examination as well.Chapters include key tables and illustrations. Review questions are included at the end of each chapter and serve as a study resource. The editor is a charter diplomate of the UCNS HM examination and has directed board review courses for the American Headache Society and Headache Cooperative of New England.All of the eligible chapter authors have taken and passed this exam as well. The International Classification of Headache Disorders is used throughout this text and a concerted effort has been made to base content on evidence when available, rather than personal practices.Each chapter is intended as a stand alone monograph and as a result the book can be read in virtually any order. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A must have
This is an excellent,comprehensive and up to date review of all you will need to assess and manage headache in a general practice or primary care setting,non-neurologists would also benefit from reading it.Cannot praise it highly enough-buy!. ... Read more

17. Fixing You: Neck Pain & Headaches
by Rick Olderman
Paperback: 94 Pages (2009-09-14)
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Fixing You: Neck Pain & Headaches highlights an unlikely culprit in neck pain--the shoulder. When the shoulder blades do not rest or move correctly, muscles attaching from the shoulder blade directly to the cervical spine and base of the skull cause neck pain and headaches.

If you've never had your shoulders assessed in relation to your neck pain then this book is for you. It will teach you exactly why you have constant nagging neck pain and headaches and how to fix them.

The author, Rick Olderman MSPT, has been a sports and orthopedic physical therapist for over ten years focusing on chronic pain conditions. He presents technical information in an easy-to-read format using insightful medical illustrations as well as pictures and stories of real patients to highlight key concepts in his book. An added benefit to readers is that video clips of all exercises found in this book can be viewed for free on the Fixing You website. This ensures proper form and faster results.A premise of this book is that diagnoses such as bulging disks, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and thoracic outlet syndrome do not identify the actual source of pain. Instead these diagnoses are symptoms of poorly functioning shoulders affecting the neck. If you've tried a myriad of treatments for your pain to no avail, then this book will have the answers you've been seeking. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great book for headache relief
Thank you Rick!
great book, gives you the facts in a straightforward manner, to figure out what is going on --with your neck/shoulders. Just the right amount of medical background to answer the why, and then great suggestions for answering the how!
I have enjoyed the well written steps to alleviate the pain, has just enough graphics to help and well the videos on-line is the icing on the cake to make sure I can follow the exercises to the tee. The book was very well written, to the point, and I found myself jumping in trying the exercises! I' m hooked, cannot wait to continue on in the series

5-0 out of 5 stars This book is worth its weight in gold!
I read half the book and even though Rick advises to read the whole thing before doing the exercises, well, I couldn't help myself...I jumped right in. I did most of the exercises for the first time yesterday. Today I looked at a few of his on-line videos and did all of the exercises in the book. I can't believe how good my neck feels! It hasn't felt this loose and pain-free in many, many years...as far back as I can remember, practically. The concept of my shoulders being responsible for neck pain simply never occurred to me and was never mentioned as a possibility when I tried to get help through chiropractors, massage therapists, orthobionomy practitioners and acupuncturists. I really like the idea of helping myself too...going to all these health care practitioners can get really expensive and very frustrating when they don't "fix" you. I'm not a couch potato and I do stretching every day when I get up, but what with a couple of minor car accidents long ago, and falling down on our rocky terrain while hiking more than a few times, plus some bad posture habits, my whole body has gradually gotten so out of whack I didn't know where to start. Lately I've been constantly gulping down ibuprofen due to almost constant headaches. My neck was at the very least chronically tense, but also usually quite stiff and sore. I'm looking forward to Rick's books that focus on hip problems and shoulder problems because I need both of those too! I've had an extremely painful shoulder for the past month or so due to too much time at the computer, I think. But the exercises in the Neck Pain book have helped this as well.

This book is extremely easy to read and understand. You're given a batch of exercises as well as helpful tips to follow during your daily routine. The videos Rick presents on his website are very clear and well-executed.

Do yourself a favor: get this book and do the exercises. You won't believe the difference it makes. I'm going to recommend it to everyone I know with any problems along this line. In fact, I've already recommended it to three people!

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazingly helpful and easy to understand
This book allows us "real People" who don't have a medical degree to affect real change in our bodies - the author gives us information we can use - and also gives us the "whys" behind it - but only if we want to know - I've already placed orders for the Back Pain book in this series - great gifts for friends and family-

5-0 out of 5 stars A collection that should not be ignored
Aches and pains just make life unpleasant to live. "Fixing You: Neck Pains & Headaches" is a collection of tips and advice for sufferers of chronic pain who want to overcome their nagging pain. With plenty of advice on treating the cause rather than the symptoms, physical therapist Rick Olderman comes to readers with much advice and wisdom for health, making "Fixing You" a collection that should not be ignored.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Neat Book About Fixing Most Common Aches
Reviewed by Andrey Bilko for RebeccasReads (11/09)

Most people experience neck pains and headaches either occasionally or on the regular basis. In today's world, where so many people have to stare at a computer screen for a good part of a day, it is hard to escape them and to not experience some kind of neck pain, which may lead to headaches. I, myself, fall victim to occasional neck pains and migraines, and was always interested in learning about other ways of dealing with them besides taking pills. And this book has shed some light towards understanding the possible ways of dealing with such pains.

The book is succinct and straight to the point. It starts out by the telling the reader about the "mindful healing", which consists of mental steps that have to be taken before taking the active steps towards physically treating the pain. The author does a great job of making the reader understand what the problem is and how important it is that the mind has control over it. Then, the author, a successful physical therapist, gives a quick, easy-to-understand anatomy lesson, in order to explain how headaches can be caused by improper neck and/or shoulder positioning. The anatomy is presented along with very helpful pictures, making it really easy to comprehend even for someone, who had never touched a biology book before.

The last section of the book is its most vital part, containing the main message. It describes the corrective exercises, which are supposed to help in correcting the posture and strengthening of neck and shoulder muscles. These nine exercises are shown in great detail with nice illustrations. And to make things even easier, there are videos that can be accessed online, which show all of the exercises in action, with the author showing the right techniques.

Overall, this is a very neat book, which gives the reader a better understanding of the causes for neck pains and headaches, in addition to giving a solid advice on fixing such pains and aches, without any serious intervention. I am glad that author's years of practice as a physical therapist have inspired him to share his insight with us.
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18. The Woman's Migraine Toolkit: Managing Your Headaches from Puberty to Menopause (A DiaMedica Guide to Optimum Wellness)
by Dawn Marcus, Philip Bain
Paperback: 256 Pages (2011-01-11)
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Migraines are a common, controllable type of headache that affects one in every six women, more than 20 million in the United States alone. The Woman’s Migraine Toolkit helps readers take charge of their migraines by learning what causes them and effective treatments for every stage in a woman's life. Useful tools, quizzes, and diaries for evaluating headaches and determining the best treatment are provided through the book, and downloadable versions are available on the publisher's and authors' websites. Practical instructions are provided for effective non-drug and medication therapies, as well as advice about how natural remedies and nutritional supplements can help at each stage of life. The authors provide a comprehensive, holistic approach to headache management that addresses diet, sleep patterns, exercise habits, mood, and social concerns.
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19. Headache in the Pelvis 5th Edition
by David Wise
Paperback: 460 Pages (2008-05-01)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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This groundbreaking book describes the Stanford Protocol for muscle related pelvic pain in men and women, a new and revolutionary treatment developed at Stanford University. Specifically, the 5th edition adds a section on advice to partners and loved ones of people with pelvic pain, practical advice on minimizing the risk of pelvic pain during childbirth, expanded discussion of the possible use of a modified Stanford Protocol for anal fissures, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation and other anorectal disorders, further clarification for the layman with prostatitis, discussion of the effect of food and drink on interstitial cystitis, discussion of anxiety as the breeding ground for pelvic pain, the central practice of attention training in relaxing the pelvic floor, the use of RSA breathing during Trigger Point Release, further insights in the practice of Paradoxical Relaxation, new drawings illustrating Stanford Protocol physical therapy self-treatment, the first time explanation of post-bowel movement pain associated with pelvic pain, additions to the medical science being conducted to help those individuals suffering from pelvic pain around the world and more. The Stanford Protocol describes the treatment of prostatitis, chronic pelvic pain syndrome, pelvic floor dysfunction, pelvic floor myalgia, interstitial cystitis, urethral syndrome, levator ani syndrome among other related diagnoses ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars still healed after 8 years

I am one of David's original patients, in the sense that I first saw him in late 2000 before the first edition came out and before he started the clinics.I was living in the bay area at the time and I was able to see him 3 times over the course of about 8 months.Each time he basically just gave me encouragement and feedback as I went through the healing process at my home.Well it's now June 8, 2010 and I'm happy to report that I am still essentially symptom-free.To be honest if I get extremely stressed out over a sustained period my symptoms will creep back a tiny bit but never in 8 years have they retreated to anywhere remotely close to where they were at the peak.I hardly ever think about it anymore and I only do a relaxation lesson occasionally now because I enjoy it.My symptoms used to consume my thoughts all day long and I would comb various forums at work in desperation.I read the 1 star reviews here from people whom the treatment has failed and my heart goes out to you guys but I think it's simply dead wrong to call the protocol a charade.Hardly anything in medicine works 100% of the time for everyone.Based on my own experience I have no reason to doubt the veracity of other positive reviews.It may very well sound cliche or canned to skeptical ears but I can say without hyperbole that this protocol saved my life.At my symptoms' worst I damn near lost my job and had to move back in with my mother.My life is no less stressful at present - in fact I have to deal with more stress than ever - but my symptoms have remained at bay.For myself, the deep relaxation lessons in the morning and at night were the absolutely critical part of the protocol.For over a year I listened to a 35-45 minute lesson in the morning just after waking and another after getting home from work before dinner.Sometimes I did a 15 minute lesson to substitute if pressed for time, but for the most part it was almost 1.5 hours a day.I know this is a very substantial commitment but if it works for you, you will not have to do this for the rest of your life.For myself, I could feel in my bones that I was without any question getting better after about 4 months.For others it might take longer.But when starting out, you have to be religious about it.I've never been to one of his workshops and I was pretty much healed by the time the first book came out, so this review is admittedly over the protocol discussed in the book rather than the book itself.But I can tell you that when you go from absolute misery to feeling 90-100% better, you're going to write a glowing review.It doesn't surprise me that some of the reviews tend to use some of the same phrases.For what it's worth, here is the first review I ever wrote of the book (which isn't up anymore??)I read over it now and I'm aware it may come across like a bit of a sales pitch.But this was from MY pen.There is no conspiracy to defraud people.People *are* getting better from this treatment.I don't hang out on the forums anymore because I've moved on with my life, and I suspect the same is true for other successful participants.Don't be discouraged from the get-go by negative voices if you're just starting out. Good luck.Stay committed.But don't try so hard that you make it worse (you'll know what I mean if you go through it)...

"I suffered from prostatitis/CPPS for 3 years and my life became absolutely miserable.I received4 different diagnoses from 4 urologists, tried over 20 prescription medications, vitamins and herbs and underwent severalvery uncomfortable and expensive procedures all of which did hardly anything to help my symptoms which had slowly increased in intensity over time (sound familiar?)Eventually I met one of the authors of the book, David Wise and he taught me the techniques described in the book.Slowly, I began to heal myself, without any medication.Six months later my symptoms were diminished significantly and nine months later I felt I was healed.It is now 2 ½ years after I first started to practice these methods and if feel that I have been freed of this horrific condition.I cannot recommend this book highly enough for those who are still suffering.There are many schools of thought regarding this syndrome and I studied all of the obsessively at one time.I feel very strongly that over the coming years the ideas in this book will eclipse the other models of this disease and come to be recognized as the most powerful methods for dealing with it as more and more people are seen to have solid and long-lasting benefit.Mine is not the last testimonial you will see.I should say however that it is not a simple or a quick solution and requires a lot of devotion, but chances are the end-result will be your freedom.Best of luck, do not abandon hope until you have given these methods your most sincere effort."

2-0 out of 5 stars Pain management but no cure.
After reading the recent reviews I felt that I should speak up too.
The theory exposed in the book is that pelvic pain is created by tension and you can learn to overcome it. For people in pain, it is an appealing message. The reality is much more complex.
My husband read the book and decided to do the Protocol training and I helped with the physical therapy. During the medical examination, Dr.Anderson (one of the co-authors) was very evasive when discussing the protocol which made my husband uneasy.
While the protocol was helpful as pain management tool, it was not a cure. The stretches described in the book aggravated his problem. At first, he thought he was one of the few unlucky patients that did not benefit from the protocol based on the testimonials provided in the book and on Amazon but I truly doubt he is an exception. My husband was diagnosed subsequently as having a nerve adhesion which was the source of pelvic floor spasms.
We are skeptical of the psychological theory. His problem was physical -I reckon a difficult find.
In conclusion, it is an interesting pain management program but don't expect a cure. The book badly lacks references.

5-0 out of 5 stars Practical, Helpful & Easy to Read
I read this book and found the information in it very practical and helpful. The techniques for relaxation and reducing stress can help not only for pelvic pain but for all physical pain. I initially read it for a good friend of mine who was experiencing pretty severe pelvic pain but actually found it very helpful for my own situation which is 4th stage metastatic breast cancer to the bones. The techniques discussed in this book especially in the section on "Paradoxical Relaxation" allowed me to learn to relax rather than resist the pain and therefore the pain diminished quite rapidly. What a surprise! I am very grateful to the authors for empowering myself and others. By being given some very simple tools we can have control over our lives again from the debilitating effects of chronic pain.
The friend that I initially read the book for went on to take David Wise's clinic and while not completely gone, his pain is greatly reduced and he continues to use the techniques he learned at the clinic to manage his pain. He too is very grateful. I highly recommend this book.

1-0 out of 5 stars Ineffective and Unscientific
Pelvic pain can have a devastating affect on a persons life and when I first read Headache in the Pelvis I was filled with hope. This book offered me my ticket back to a healthy, pain free life. After finishing the book I was eager to attend the clinic and almost immediately phoned the author and booked a place to attend the clinic.

After attending the clinic I diligently practised the protocol described in the book for more than a year. I would stretch, have hot baths , practise the relaxation methods taught to me and also have trigger point therapy performed on me all as described in the book and practised at the clinic. In the first few months I was full of enthusiasm and even recommended the book to other patients. However as the months passed by my enthusiasm began to wane. I was not seeing the progress I hoped for. I still faithfully persevered with the protocol but after a year I still had not seen any significant progress. The protocol helped me deal with the pain but it was not reducing it at all. At first I thought it was just me that it had not worked for but after contacting other people who had also been to the clinic I found that they had not made progress either and had moved onto other treatment. After a year and a half I resigned myself to the fact that the protocol was ineffective. I am still yet to meet a person helped by this treatment program.

In my opinion when you suffer from chronic pelvic pain your desire to recover can cloud your judgement. This happened when I read this book for the first time and I was not objective in my appraisal of the book. I so wanted to become pain free that I pushed niggling doubts to the back of my mind. The book in some respect encourages you to do this. It says you must have faith in the treatment. The word faith implies that you must believe in something for which there is little or no evidence for. After a few read throughs of the book I realised that there are very real problems with Headache in the Pelvis. I would like to share just a few of them with you.

The first may seem trivial but it is the writing style of the book. As has been mentioned in another review on Amazon Wise and Anderson are not writers. The writing is awkward and the book uses tired twee phrases such as `when life gives you lemons make lemonade'. There is also the infantilising land of the pelvic floor story used to describe the condition to sufferers. As I have mentioned the book appeals to a persons faith and spirituality. This is fine in a self help book at Borders but should these words appear in a work of science? The book is apparently the result of 8 years work at Stanford ,one of the finest academic institutions in the country. I find it disconcerting that the authors after 8 years work produced such a poorly written book. It makes me suspicious of the length of time it actually took to produce.

The second is the books way of arguing for the main theory of Headache in the Pelvis. A central premise of the book is that psychology creates pelvic pain, for example sexual abuse, guilt of cheating on a partner, anxiety etc causes pelvic pain. So if we simplify this premise we can say A causes B. Now the correct scientific approach to this would be to try to collect all the evidence that suggests A does not cause B. If you cannot disprove your theory then there's a good chance it is correct. The book does not do this though. The authors instead look for all the evidence that suggests A does cause B. That's a recipe for believing any quack theory ever created.

I've heard of women who got pelvic pain after pregnancy, patients developing pelvic pain after a car crash, after an infection which has since resolved, from weightlifting, from falling badly, from hernias, nerve entrapment the list goes on! The authors appear to ignore these possibilities as this does not fit the theory, in other word these points suggest that A does not cause B. The book cannot be taken seriously as it does not want to confront the obvious flaws in its central theory.

I suspect the authors are making the classic mistake of all bad science mistaking correlation for causality. Please find me a person with pelvic pain for which there is no obvious diagnosis who is not anxious.

The authors are also fond of highlighting the fact that their protocol has been published in a Urology Journal. I was at first encouraged by this but in reality it is not that impressive. As a book called Bad Science by Ben Goldacre points out ` there have been an estimated fifteen million medical articles published so far, and 5000 journals are published every month.'' Are we to assume that every single article published is relevant and completely accurate in its findings? Just because something is published in a journal does not make it fact.

The book is written by a urologist and a PhD graduate. Admittedly its reassuring that the book is co authored by a urologist but I have to say I am not so impressed with a PhD qualification. I accept it takes a great deal of effort to obtain a PhD but as the book Bad Science again points out ` there are few opinions so absurd that you could not find at least one person with a PhD somewhere in the world to endorse them for you and similarly, there are few propositions in medicine so ridiculous that you could n't conjure up some kind of published experimental evidence somewhere to support them''I have to say I would be curious to know what subject the authors PhD is in.

The book also contains no references. The reader is meant to blindly accept the claims of the authors. In addition most of these claims are speculation. The phrase ` we speculate' is common in the book. `We speculate' is a nice way of saying `well we don't have any evidence to support our claim but this is what we think'. The book bases most of its assumptions on a single experiment that showed electrical activity increases in a trigger point when a patient counts backwards which they suggest is a way of inducing anxiety. What is new about this finding? Its been known for some time now that anxiety can increase chronic pain and it does not suggest that anxiety creates trigger points only that it increases activity within it. It also does not suggest that if you decrease anxiety you can eradicate a trigger point.

In my opinion when looked at objectively and rationally this book is a poor contribution to the study of pelvic pain. The book is described as ground breaking and revolutionary. I suspect this is just marketing for the book but if this is the case I would suggest the field of pelvic pain research is in serious trouble.

5-0 out of 5 stars This book helped my son recover from this condition
My son suffered from this condition for three years and bounced from doctor to doctor looking for help.He withdrew from his friends and became depressed and miserable.As a parent, it broke my heart.Several years back he found this book and went for treatment described in this book.It was truly an amazing thing to see his pain go away as he practiced what he learned when he went for treatment.I am so glad that he found this book. ... Read more

20. How Does Aspirin Find a Headache? (Imponderables Books)
by David Feldman
Paperback: 288 Pages (2005-08-01)
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Ponder, if you will ...

Do snakes sneeze?
Why didn't the three musketeers carry muskets?
What happens to the holes that are punched out of looseleaf paper?
Why don't people smile in old photos?

Pop culture guru David Feldman demystifies these questions and much more in How Does Aspirin Find a Headache? Part of the Imponderables® series -- the unchallenged source of answers to civilization's most perplexing conundrums -- and charmingly illustrated by Kassie Schwan, this book provides you with knowledge about everyday life that encyclopedias, dictionaries, and almanacs just don't have. And think about it, where else are you going to find out why glue doesn't get stuck in the bottle?

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5-0 out of 5 stars Fun Read
Fun to just pick up and read. Great for trivia. Boys like me to read them sections of it at bedtime. Great bathroom reader too.

5-0 out of 5 stars imponderables
great book lots of interesting and some non information, everyone will find something in it they wondered

4-0 out of 5 stars How Does it Know it's Not my Toe?
Here's another installment of the"Imponderables™" series, which, the jacket explains, find the answers to the conundrums over which, whether you realize it or not, you have been obsessing since your very beginning. Such as:

Why did they sacrifice innocent bunny rabbits to determine if human females were pregnant? The Darwinian biology and physiology of a sunburn and subsequent peeling.

Also considered areReader Responses to "Frustables" posed previously:
Why do women have to go to the Ladies' Room in a pack instead of singly?
What *IS* it with men and the Remote Control?
Does anyone really like fruitcake?

As with "Do Penquins Have Knees," we are not here tackling "What is the meaning of life?"but the quick questions and answers are entertaining and illuminating.It's fun food for thought and answered my throbbing question:How does aspirin know I took it for a headache and not a stubbed toe? Reviewed by TundraVision

5-0 out of 5 stars a blast to read and share with others
All of Feldman's "Why Do" books are a blast. You cannot help but read them out loud to who ever is listening. Alot of fun for older kids. He even asks for help solving some of the unsolved questions. And he acceptsquestions for future books.

If you read one, you want to read all theothers.Too bad Amazon didn't sell them in sets as I have seen in othercatalogs.

4-0 out of 5 stars Fun and Interesting!
Have you ever wondered why pigs are roasted with an apple in their mouths? Or perhaps wondered why covered bridges are covered? Maybe you've always wanted to know the answer as to why we wave Polorids in the air after theycome out of the camera? If you have, then this is the book for you! Evenafter so many other books in the Imponderables series, this book is stillinteresting. However, I recomend flipping through it, reading only thequestions that interest you. If you read it cover to cover, it won't be asenjoyable. It also features the popular "Frustables" column, andan all new section with letters from readers. Overall, it's a fun andentertaining read. ... Read more

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