Do you get headaches? Have migraines? Have back problems? A neurological disorder? A “hidden” disease? Chronic pain?
Does anyone you love get headaches? Have migraines? Have back problems? A neurological disorder? A “hidden” disease? Chronic pain?
Are you a doctor, nurse, therapist, yoga teacher, acupuncurist, healer, physical therapist, herbalist, or health-wellness professional?
Are you human? Do you work, live, or interact with other humans?
If the answer to any of the questions above is yes, then I implore you: Read this book!
Paula Kamen hits the nail on the head (pun intended) with this biographical account of her years-long trip through the medical establishment and alternative medicine in a quest to cure herself of an unending, and unltimately incurable, chronic headache.
I could write a lot more about the book, and tell you how you’ll be a better person when you are done reading it, but I won’t. Instead, read what the experts are saying, or what the regular people think of the book.
As a semi-regular migraine sufferer (yes, I’ve had my MRI this century – have you?) I appreciated the interactions she endured with patronizing medical professionals who seem to think that medicating pain somehow equates drug abuse. Without going into details, let’s just say that my primary care doctor has similar ideas. I’d love to force her to read this book.
I cannot recommend this book highly enough. Do yourself, and all the Tired Girls (and women and boys and men), out there a favor and find it in your local library or at your local bookstore. Kamen’s headache may not have been enlightening for her, but it sure is for me!
Thanks to Rochelle for the recommendation.