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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Contents Foreword Preface Introduction Part One: Understanding Headaches 1. A History of Headaches and Their Treatments The Setting The Western Bio-Medical Approach Alternative Medicine Approaches Mind/Body Approaches 2. Understanding Headaches Types and Categories of Headaches Headache Causes and Triggers The Effects of Chronic Headaches In Search of Headache Relief 3. When Will the Madness End? The End is Near A Lifestyle Change is the Way An Integrated Approach is the Solution Part Two: Outwitting Headaches 4. The Psycho-Somatic Equation The Power of the Mind Calm the Mind and Center the Emotions Changing Conditioned Responses 5. Toxicity and Headache How Toxins Cause Headaches The Many Poisons We Absorb Detoxifying the Liver and Colon 6. Dehydration and Headache How Dehydration Causes Headaches The Healing Power of Water Not All Water is Safe to Drink How Much Water Is Enough? 7. Diet and Headache How Certain Foods Cause Headaches Dealing with the Headache/Food Dilemma A Responsible Eating Program 8. Oxygen and Headache How a Lack of Oxygen Causes Headaches Stop Holding Your Breath! Self-Regulating Breathing Exercises 9. Stress and Headache How Stress Causes Headaches The Relaxation Response Taming the Monkey Mind Dealing with Stressors 10. Musculo-Skeletal Problems and Headache How Skeletal Misalignment Causes Headaches How Tight Muscles Cause Headache Exercises for Re-aligning the Body Stretches for Loosening the Muscles 11. Inactivity and Headache How a Sedentary Lifestyle Causes Headaches Why Walking is the Best Exercise Standing Still Is Great, Too! 12. Sleep and Headache How Poor Sleeping Habits Cause Headaches The Power of Restorative Rest & Sleep Overcoming Insomnia Part Three: What to Do When a Headache Strikes 13. Riding the Storm Calm the Mind and Emotions Breath Deeply and Fully Using Aroma Therapy Using Hydro Therapy Using Pressure Point Therapy Afterword References Cited Suggested Reading Index. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Outwitting Headaches provides all the information needed to stop headaches in their tracks and, better yet, to avoid or prevent them entirely.

After a lifetime of suffering from splitting migraine headaches that were merely aggravated by attempts to subdue them with prescription drugs, Mark Wiley had had enough pain and frustration. He set out on a fifteen-year quest to research all the methods available for treating headaches. Working by personal experience through all the Western pharmaceuticals, all the useless psychotherapy, and all the alternative therapies of the month, he moved on in desperation to Asia to test the traditional remedies of Chinese and other indigenous medicinal traditions. His travels took him to the mountains of Malaysia, the barrios of the Philippines, and back-alley healers of Japan, Singapore, and Taiwan. He tried bone setters, shamans, faith healers, acupuncturists, qigong masters, energy healers, herbalists, and massage therapists. He studied and practiced various mind-body methods of qigong, yoga, meditation, and martial arts.

Nothing worked-at least, not for long. The headaches still struck with the sudden savage fury of a lightning bolt. Then, at long last, like Newton and Archimedes, Mark had his Eureka! moment. And, of course, it was simple and self-evident. The key to ending suffering from headaches is proactive avoidance of causes rather than reactive treatment of symptoms.

Outwitting Headaches sets out systematically the noninvasive methods Mark has developed to avoid the chemicals, drugs, drinks, foods, and even behaviors that serve as triggers for headaches, while removing from the personal environment as many of the immediate causes of headache as possible. In addition, this book teaches how to quickly restore the balance necessary to live headache free when there is inadvertent exposure to triggers or causes.

From the Back Cover: Heal your headaches once and for all.

Millions of us suffer from chronic headaches every day. Now, Dr. Mark Wiley shows you how to get rid of the crushing, throbbing pain forever. With his self-directed, integrated mind/body approach, you can actually stop headaches before they start.

Eight simple steps to a headache-free life.

Dr. Wiley’s revolutionary program combines the best of Eastern
and Western medicine for the lasting relief that neither system
provides alone. Inside, he shows you:

1. How much and what to drink for proper hydration
2. How to maximize your oxygen intake with deep breathing
3. How to rid your liver, kidneys, and colon of headache-causing toxins
4. How to eat for a headache-free life
5. How to move your body for maximum relaxation
6. How to deepen your sleep patterns and avoid fatigue
7. How to reduce stress with meditation
8. How to stop a headache in its tracks if you’ve “slipped up” in the program

Whether your headaches are cluster or migraine, muscle-based or vascular, allergic or rebound, you will find relief in this simple volume. Empower yourself to end the pain today.

Mark V. Wiley, OMD, is living proof that his eight-part program really works. After nearly thirty years of incapacitating headaches, he traveled the world in search of a cure. He developed one based on in-depth research and his personal experiences at the hands of physicians, psychologists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, bone setters, faith healers, and shamans. He is a doctor of Oriental medicine, practitioner of acupuncture, and master of qigong (the Chinese skill of cultivating energy) and tuina (Chinese massage). Dr. Wiley is also a medical writer for HealUSA.net. He has written nine books on health, martial arts, and Asian culture, and his articles have appeared in magazines and journals worldwide. He lives in Philadelphia, where he practices integrated energy medicine.

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