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Migraine Brains and Bodies: A comprehensive guide to solving the mystery of your migraines, by C. M. Shifflett. This is the best book on migraines. It contains important and understandable ways to help you gain control over your migraines and your life.


A Headache in the Pelvis: A new understanding and treatment for chronic pelvic pain syndromes, by David Wise PhD and Rodney Anderson MD.  Clear instruction in treatment for pelvic floor pain.


The Winner’s Guide to Pain Relief, by myofascial pain specialist Hal Blatman, MD, and Brad Ekvall, BFA, is ready to teach you how to improve your quality of life.  Read more about it here.


Conquering Concussion: Healing TBI Symptoms with Neurofeedback and Without Drugs by Mary Lee Esty and C.M. Shifflett

Concussions are traumatic brain injuries. Unconsciousness doesn't always occur, and when it does, the victim may not remember it. Head trauma victims often do experience multiple symptoms that may include, among many others: headache nausea fatigue, memory lapses, and/or babbling. Some symptoms may not be apparent for days or weeks after These include difficulty finding words, spatial disorientation with loss of direction sense, problems focusing, loss of former skills (including language), loss of ability to remember dreams, body pain, visual problems, apathy, hearing dysfunctions, loss of motivation, weakness, gut problems, abnormal cold or sweating, poor balance skills, slowed reaction times, sleep dysfunctions, muscle spasms, seizures, loss of adult sense of humor, inability to control emotions, and many others. Find out what you need to know, and options on recovery. See www.ConqueringConcussion.net
The Mold Survival Guide: For You Home and for Your Health by Jeffrey C. May and Connie L. May.

Do you have a sensitivity to mold and fungus? Your home may be a perpetuating factor. Learn how to find out and what to do about it. There is an excellent chapter on mold and health.
Restless Nights: Understanding Snoring and Sleep Apnea, by Peretz Lavie

Lack of restorative sleep is a common perpetuating factor for fibromyalgia and myofascial pain.  Many patients may have undiagnosed sleep apnea, and there are many different varieties.  This book clearly explains the basic why, how and where of breathing and oxygen transfer, and then goes into related symptoms and options for treatment.

Taking Control of TMJ: Your Total Wellness Program for Recovering from Temporomandibular Joint Pain, Whiplash, Fibromyalgia and Related Disorders, by Robert O. Uppgaard, DDS

Dr. Uppgaard is in private practice in northern Minnesota.  Discusses TMJ and how to understand the pain, relieve its symptoms, prevent its recurrence, and avoid unnecessary surgery.  Explores the connection between TMJ, fibromyalgia and whiplash.

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