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  1. Recent - Advocacy, Events and Conferences 2013 Psychedelic Science Conference - Oakland, CA https://www.clusterheadaches.com/cb/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1366923159 Reply #15 - Jul 25th Torsten Passie, MD The Use of LSD, Psilocybin, and Bromo-LSD for the Treatment of Cluster Headaches April 19th 2013 Published on 24 Jul 2013 shocked
  2. American English term – “Band-Aid” British English term – “Plaster” (sticking plaster) http://bjp.sagepub.com/content/7/2/107.full.pdf+html “Plasters decrease trigeminal pain” shocked
  3. Cluster - A dramatic short film by Jason Morris Reviews / critiques / discussion - http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?121861-CLUSTER-Short-Film&s=8ba014c422231272073113e2d2422e96 "We left the story open when we could. We leave it up to the viewer to decide the ending" shocked
  4. Masculinity and the Social Construction of Cluster Headache http://citation.allacademic.com//meta/p_mla_apa_research_citation/0/2/1/3/0/pages21306/p21306-1.php "I argue that masculinity is central to biomedical understandings of cluster headache" By Joanna Kempner shocked
  5. Dr. Frederick G. FreitagÂ’s description - (Interviewed at the Headache Research Summit Scottsdale, Arizona, 08) (Dr Freitag. Speaker at the 4th ClusterBuster Conference Chicago 09) shocked
  6. UNCOVERING THE MAN IN MEDICINE Lessons Learned from a Case Study of Cluster Headache http://joannakempner.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/GS_cluster-headache.pdf By Joanna Kempner shocked
  7. Pain Descriptions and Behavior Patterns in Cluster Headache http://www.jhasim.com/files/articlefiles/pdf/descriptions_behavior%20(V1-2).pdf shocked
  8. Wong-Baker “Faces” scale - Why pain is a numbers game By Sophie Harrison. The Financial Times Magazine. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/dcbdc9d4-14f5-11e3-a2df-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2eTSjmRfD “There is also no way to rank pains objectively, no master list of officially painful conditions – though having an awareness of problems that are generally perceived to be agonising, such as renal colic, dental abscesses and cluster headache, is helpful.” shocked
  9. Food and Drug Administration approves APD-356 This is a landmark step towards sensible US drug policy. Since the Nixon Administration passed the Controlled Substance Act passed in 1970, nearly all psychedelic-style drugs have been automatically classified as Schedule I, which means absolute prohibition with no recognized medical potential. (LSA presents an exception as a Schedule III drug) This marks the first time that the DEA has acknowledged the medical benefits of a 5-HT2A agonist with seemingly psychedelic effects at high doses. http://psychedelicfrontier.com/2013/05/fda-approves-lorcaserin/ A new precedent has been set in American drug policy. We are finally breaking free from the traditional rhetoric that classes all 5-HT2A agonists as poisons, and taking an evidence-based approach to drug policy. Imagine, evaluating drugs based on their effects and safety profile rather than political pressure! Perhaps this decision marks the beginning of a new, ongoing commitment to rational drug policy. shocked
  10. Meanwhile – Take a trip to the tiny, idyllic paradise island of Gili Trawangan white sand, clear turquoise water and milkshakes http://www.vice.com/read/magic-mushroom-milkshakes?_rdr shocked
  11. Handedness and headache – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8200028 shocked
  12. Some interesting speakers here - Spirit Plant Medicine Vancouver October 26/27 http://spiritplantmedicine.com/home/ shocked
  13. Dr. John Halpern has done some work in this field - Native American Church (NAC) Psychological and Cognitive Effects of Long-Term Peyote Use Among Native Americans http://nierika.info/castellano/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Halpern-Effects-of-long-term-peyote-use.pdf To our knowledge, only one large population in the United States offers this opportunity: the 300,000 Native Americans who regularly (and legally) (American Indian Religious Freedom Act Amendments of 1994) ingest the peyote cactus (Lophophora williamsii), which contains the hallucinogen mescaline ( -3,4,5-trimethoxyphenethylamine), as a religious sacrament during all-night prayer ceremonies in the Native American Church (NAC) MAPS interview John - http://www.maps.org/news-letters/v11n2/11210moj.pdf For more information visit the link – “Native American Church” in this paper – Peyote Use by Native Americans http://news.healingwell.com/?p=news1&id=528941 shocked
  14. Researcher works to unlock mysteries of migraines Vermont professor says research is far unfunded, allowing condition's invisibility. As if migraine weren't bad enough (it can be disabling) or widespread enough (it afflicts nearly one in five Americans), it also comes with a stigma that often renders it invisible. That's a social stigma that somehow even extends to the medical research community, which largely has overlooked this neurological disease for years — to the public detriment. So goes the plaint of Robert Shapiro, professor of neurology at the University of Vermont, practicing neurologist and headache specialist. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/05/16/researcher-unlocking-mysteries-migraines/2165363/ "I know a lot of members of Congress have migraine," he said. "You cannot be very public about it." Why? Admitting you have a disabling condition can be "a career-killer." Rep. Michele Bachmann's campaign last year for the Republican presidential nomination, whatever its other challenges, was not enhanced by her acknowledgment that she suffered from migraine. "I believe there will come a point, hopefully soon, when it will dawn on enough members of Congress where they will realize they can be a hero by pushing on an open door and saying, we have a problem that we can help fix." Migraine isn't the only neglected condition, he said. "Cluster headache is a good case in point," he said. "Cluster headache is widely regarded as the most severe pain a human can experience — that's not hyperbole. It has a population prevalence that's approximately the same as multiple sclerosis." shocked
  15. Telluride - Exploring the therapeutic uses of mushrooms By Art Goodtimes October 2010 Some 250 fungophiles from all over the country flocked to Telluride’s Galaxy Theater last week to hear speaker after speaker re-affirm the mounting evidence for the therapeutic value of psychedelic mushrooms and other entheogenic substances http://fourcornersfreepress.com/goodtimes/1010.htm Natasha Lewin of High Times magazine used her hands as wildly gesticulating birds as she told a riveting tale of a 30-something friend afflicted with cluster headaches who exhausted dozens of healing modalities in New York City only to be led to the use of Psilocybe mushrooms – which have healed her from the paralyzing pain and has allowed her to live a normal life, taking small doses of this entheogen whenever the cluster headaches start to appear. Prejudice Against Psilocybe Mushrooms Is Waning by Eugenia Bone Aug 14, 2011 Black Sheep of the Mycological World’ Shows Promise in Treatment of Neurological and Psychiatric Complaints http://www.watchnewspapers.com/view/full_story/15092968/article-Prejudice-Against-Psilocybe-Mushrooms-Is-Waning I met a young architectural historian in New York, Ralph Ghoche, who suffered from crippling cluster headaches for years. He went to numerous doctors who put him on analgesics and steroids, although they acknowledged there is no cure and no accepted treatment. Then Ghoche read, on Clusterbusters.com, a website devoted to the syndrome, a testimonial about the effectiveness of psilocybin. “So I got some mushrooms – I don’t know what kind they were – and took the small dose recommended on the website.” Ghoche’s trip was barely on the radar: “It was boring,” he said. The next day, he felt the premonition of a headache coming on. “I thought, crappity smack, the mushrooms didn’t work, and then I felt something occurring in my brain and the headache was blocked. The same thing happened the next day, and then that was it. I’ve been three years without a headache.” Shroomfest 2012 by Art Goodtimes http://www.shroomfest.com/shroomfest-2012-featured-kat-harrison-tom-volk-and-the-irrepressible-gary-lincoff A panel discussion of hallucinogenic mushrooms as medicine emphasized the growing body of scientific knowledge proving their value, from relieving cluster headaches to providing life-changing experiences of balanced wholeness with the universe. shocked
  16. There could be something in this - http://mushroominfo.com/mushroomchannel/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Mushroom_Ice_Cream2.jpg shocked
  17. Pilot study, investigating a new device. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2380970/Migraines-eased-blasting-ice-nose-new-device.html “The gadget, which manufacturers say may also help treat a severe type of headache called cluster headache, comes in the wake of anecdotal reports from some patients that eating ice cream reduces or even cures their headache” shocked
  18. Shuffler at ouch uk (2007) – http://www.ouchuk.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=476 shocked
  19. Straight White Male by John Niven For my brother, Gary Niven (1968–2010) http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/aug/18/a-brother-in-trouble A brother in trouble: dealing with suicide shocked
  20. Dutch cartoon featuring Andrew at the “Psychedisch Congres” 2010 In Dutch http://www.erowid.org/culture/characters/sewell_andrew/images/psychedelisch_congres.pdf shocked
  21. Mentions of Busting in reports of this research - Psychedelics DonÂ’t Harm Mental Health, May Improve It http://www.ultraculture.org/psychedelics-improve-mental-health/ Psychedelics like psilocybin mushrooms and LSD not only donÂ’t cause mental health problems, they may actually improve mental health, say Norwegian researchers LSD and psilocybin even hold promise for treating cluster headaches, a condition so debilitating and painful that it often leads sufferers to consider suicide Psychedelic Drugs No Risk to Mental Health, Possibly Beneficial http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/809724 Using classic psychedelic drugs does not raise the risk for mental health problems; on the contrary, it may offer some protection, new research suggests Their research also shows that psilocybin has potential in the treatment of depression, anxiety, and possibly cluster headaches (Researchers at Imperial College London) shocked
  22. Try - “tapping hands together in synchrony” http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/07/opinion/sunday/the-morality-of-meditation.html “alter neural functioning in brain areas associated with empathic understanding of others’ distress” “dissolve the artificial social distinctions — ethnicity, religion, ideology and the like — that divide us and feel more compassion for each other when distressed.” “not just benefiting yourself, you’re also benefiting your neighbors, community members and as-yet-unknown strangers by increasing the odds that you’ll feel their pain when the time comes, and act to lessen it as well.” shocked
  23. As a child “the planet’s leading mycologist” Paul Stamets suffered from a debilitating stutter. As a young man, he decided to try psilocybin and to his astonishment, “words came out completely smoothly” His stutter had almost completely disappeared. Mind Your Mushrooms http://www.openthemagazine.com/article/living/mind-your-mushrooms shocked
  24. Bob’s “spare time” VNS research and “cold water theory” from 2006 http://www.clusterheadaches.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?board=meds;action=print;num=1161602923 shocked
  25. “bolt of electricity to the neck” - Isn’t that what Frankenstein’s Monster had? Or was it Herman Munster? Forum members at OUCHUK have been reporting on the GammaCore trial - http://www.ouchuk.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=4152 ("dragging effect of the lower lip” sounds “dramatic”) Here is an overview of the current status of neuromodulation for cephalgias http://www.surgicalneurologyint.com/article.asp?issn=2152-7806;year=2013;volume=4;issue=4;spage=136;epage=150;aulast=Rasskazoff shocked
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