1. Do you frequently suffer from headaches?
2. Do they drive you crazy?
3. Have they rendered your life miserable?
4. Do they prevent you from attending to your work?
5. Do they make you so irritable that your children fear you
and avoid interacting with you?
Then you should, necessarily, read this book. Goodbye Headache by Dr. Dhiren Gala
Headache is the commonest pain that afflicts mankind. It would be difficult, almost impossible, to come across? a person who has never had a headache. Yet, appalling ignorance prevails about this subject, not only in people but also in many doctors. Patients of infrequent and /or moderate headaches just pop ‘over the counter’ pain-killing pills. If headaches persist or intensify, they start thinking of brain-tumours or brain-heamorrhages and run helter-skelter for medical help. As a matter of fact, 95% headaches are not due to any serious internal cause.
This book explains how certain changes in lifestyle (dietary modifications, exercise, meditation) coupled with other appropriate treatments (Medicines, Acupressure, Physical Therapy, Magnet Therapy, etc.) can enable you to control, reduce and even eliminate your headaches.
Dr. Dhiren Gala is a registered medical doctor practising holistic medicine, effectively combining the positive features of Homoeopathy, Acupressure/Acupuncture, Naturopathy, Magnet Therapy, Reiki Therapy, etc.
He has worked as a lecturer in visual sciences at the prestigious College of Optometry, Municipal Eye Hospital, Mumbai. He has lectured on a variety V of subjects (e.g., Eye-care, Acupressure, Magnet Therapy, Homoeopathy, etc.) at seminars organized by various institutions all over the country.
He has authored a number of health- related books, one of which is in your hands.
Dr. Dhiren Gala conducts short-term workshops on a few non-medical (also called complementary) therapies. He offers all these workshops not only at his own clinic in Mumbai (India) but also travels world wide to conduct teaching—cum— training programs. The objective of these workshops is to impart such knowledge as would enable people to treat minor diseases on their own. These workshops aim at converting people from passive spectators into active participants in matters of health.
The co-author of this book, Dr. Dhanlal Gala is a qualified Naturopathic and Ayurvedic physician. He has over thirty years’ experience in treating chronic diseases through non-medicinal measures such as dietary changes, exercises and yogasanas.
More patients visit doctors for the treatment of headache than any other single ailment. Many of these patients complain that they are not being taken seriously by their doctors and not given a patient hearing. The doctors, in fact, give subtle hints that undue fuss is being made about something as trivial as a headache. At times, the doctors behave in a hurtful or dismissive manner saying that, ’lf you have a head, it is bound to ache sometimes!’
Much like the chest-pain sufferers, who attribute their discomfort to heart—disease, people with severe and recurring headaches start thinking of brain—tumours! One reason behind bringing out this book is to inform and assure you, dear reader, that most headaches are not caused by brain—tumours, brain—hemorrhages, brain—infections or brain- aneurysms; they are primary headaches and have nothing to do with other medical conditions.
In the past, many victims of headache, especially women, used to hide their headaches from a fear of being considered, at the least, neurotic and, at the worst, lazy malingerers wanting to avoid work. The second reason behind bringing out this book is to emphasize that most headaches have a physical or a physiological basis. They are caused by demonstrable changes in brain—chemistry, brain blood-flow or relentless, involuntary contraction of scalp—face—neck muscles. In other words, a headache is not all in the patient’s head!
The third objective of this book is to shed light on the advantages and limitations of the various prevalent therapies for headache. This book also explains how certain easy changes in lifestyle, coupled with other appropriate treatments can enable you to control, reduce and even eliminate your headaches. In short, this book aims at putting you in charge; it aims at converting you from a mute spectator into an active participant in treatment.
We are certain that if you read this book carefully, and thereafter, put this knowledge to use, you will be able to control your headaches rather than headaches controlling you and your life.
We would appreciate if you send us feedback about this book and about the efficacy of therapeutic measures advocated. If you, or any of your dear ones, have been benefited by employing the treatment suggested in this book, please write back to us giving all details. Constructive suggestions for the improvement of this book are welcome and will be duly considered while bringing out future editions of this book.
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