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  1. A history of non-drug treatment in headache http://brain.oxfordjournals.org/content/133/8/2489.full.pdf Page 5 - Electricity -Early applications for headache Page 6 - Electricity in the 19th century: migraine and vasomotor theories shocked
  2. Head hurts? Zap the wonder nerve in your neck http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21929303.200-head-hurts-zap-the-wonder-nerve-in-your-neck.html “bolt of electricity to the neck” - Isn’t that what Frankenstein’s Monster had? shocked
  3. Genes and primary headaches: discovering new potential therapeutic targets Open access PDF http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3716727/pdf/1129-2377-14-61.pdf shocked
  4. Clusters emerging in cycles - spring, early summer, late summer and autumn, time and time again, year after year are a real pain. Thank goodness for Cluster Busters http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cluster_fly http://www.natural-insect-control.com/product.php?id=000000254 shocked
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    For your amusement, you might also enjoy this version of "Headache-Hangman," http://helpforheadaches.com/Games/Triggers_Game.htm Not to be confused with “hangman’s rope” See - Magical Medicine: The Folkloric Component of Medicine in the Folk Belief, Custom, and Ritual of the Peoples of Europe and America. By Wayland Debs Hand. Chapter 5; Hangmen, the Gallows, and the Dead Man’s Hand in American Folk Medicine. Page 69 through to 76 http://books.google.com.au/books?id=5o22rtauqW0C&printsec=frontcover&dq=Magical+Medicine&hl=en&sa=X&ei=4egIUv-4NvOb0AXHv4CoBQ&ved=0CDEQuwUwAA#v=onepage&q=Magical%20Medicine&f=false shocked
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    Hi Moxie, It’s not my app. I too thought that it was “cool” and so posted the link. It was created by Christophe DELAGE. He say’s – “I intend to get on improving it and gradually adding new facilities” He also say’s – “I’m myself chronically suffering from this disease” And reading his “reviews” section - he seems very approachable. shocked
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    This application is dedicated to those who are suffering from ‘Cluster Headaches’ I do hope that such an application could help you.Christophe DELAGE https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=eu.monavf.android.monavf&hl=en shocked
  8. A Discussion on Scientific Research with Psychedelic Drugs, 12th June 2013, at Imperial College London, Centre for Neuropsychopharmacology, part 1 with Professor David Nutt FMedSci "Why study psychedelic drugs: from presumptive prejudice to a Neuroscientific Enlightenment?" Busting at – 39:40 to 41:40 RE; BOL/CH “we are not sure if this drug is legal or illegal in this country,…we’re planning to do the study and see if they arrest us” shocked
  9. ChicagoÂ’s Daily Herald article and photo - http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20130730/submitted/130739988/ shocked
  10. See - Events and Conferences › "Changing attitudes to Psychedelics" Reply #3 - Jul 25th, 2013 at 7:49am http://www.clusterheadaches.com/cb/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1371400858 shocked
  11. Professor David Nutt at the Breaking Convention Conference Busting at - 33:00 mins to 35:10 mins WeÂ’re going to get some and see if we get arrested! shocked
  12. I like this description of Andrew by Rak Razam at Shazaman’s gonzo blog reviewing the LSD Symposium celebrating Albert Hofmann’s 100 birthday back in 2006. http://undergrowth.org/rebirth_the_psychedelic_movement_comes_of_age_rak_razam “Dr. Andrew Sewell, M.D, comes on next with strength of conviction, a young bull on the rise, championing the cause. Dr. Sewell is tall and dark haired with a neat black beard and a clear, cultured accent, a trace of the English professor about him. As a Research Fellow in Psychiatry, Dr. Halpern and the Harvard team are applying for the right to renew clinical trials with LSD and Psilocybin for an extreme type of migraine attack called a cluster headache. It's his first clinical trial of this sort and the bright young Doctor is awash with enthusiasm at the prospect, yet to endure a FDA-shakedown or bureaucratic go-slow, much less a media frenzy. His research is important and could directly ease pain for tens of thousands of people worldwide. Cluster head attacks are a very specific type of headache. They affect men more than women and commonly come in crippling bouts or clusters that cause such intense pain that sufferers have been known to try and suicide. A British `clusterhead' in the crowd adds to the talk-show atmosphere by describing his painful encounters with sporadic cluster attacks. BBC Woman pounces on his heartfelt first hand accounts like a beast to her prey, as Dr. Sewell continues his general introduction to the community at large. The next day I would see him wandering the lobby, standing out from the common Heads in his magnificent Buddhist robe of distinction, quite an eye for the heritage of his Harvard position and the media branding required of the role. Does he or doesn't he? Shades of Jimi Hendrix - are you experienced? Given what went down the last time a Harvard professor started enthusing about LSD, should he? Who knows. All I can say is that Sewell's got some mighty big shoes to fill, and History will tell the tale.” shocked
  13. My friend Andrew hailed from around here. Very much “the local boy done good” Even more so “my local hero” Andrew is part of what we have done here at Clusterbusters. His contribution forms part of “who we are” and “what we do” His achievements continue as we carry his work forward. We will miss him. ben
  14. Treating Cluster Headaches with Psychedelics Treating Cluster Headaches with Psychedelics by Bob Wold was recorded as part of a seminar on Psychedelics: Therapy, Culture and Cluster Headaches. Bob Wold discusses the clinical use of psychedelics particularly in the treatment of migraine and cluster headaches Bob Wold is the president and Founder of Cluster Busters shocked
  15. The Use of LSD, Psilocybin, and Bromo-LSD for the Treatment of Cluster Headaches Torsten Passie, MD In 1996, it was reported for the first time that psilocybin may provide relief from relentless pain resulting from cluster headaches. Chronic, severe cluster headaches are also referred to as "suicide headaches" since many patients are not able to cope with the severity of this painful condition. Information exchanged on the Internet between cluster headaches sufferers began to indicate that many were self-treating with hallucinogens. A systematic survey by researchers at Harvard Medical School also revealed that psilocybin and LSD may have preventative effects resulting in symptom-free periods lasting for weeks or months after taking the drug just two to five times. This lecture will provide an overview of the history and results obtained from studying the use of psilocybin and LSD within the context of cluster headache self-treatment. In addition, the most recent results from new trials with Bromo-LSD (BOL-148) will be presented along with an outline of the potential development of BOL-148 as a medicine for the treatment of cluster headaches. shocked
  16. Effects of psilocybin on hippocampal neurogenesis http://psychedelicfrontier.com/2013/06/low-dose-psychedelics-increase-neurogenesis-help-mice-unlearn-fear/ shocked
  17. Canucks were billeted around here during WW2 We owe a great debt for their brave action defending our shores from the German invasion, and honored to have provided a last “home” to those who lost their lives on the Normandy beaches and further. Their impact, good and bad, has been chronicled by Eastbourne historian Michael Ockenden. Canucks by the Sea During WW2, Eastbourne was 'home' to thousands of Canadians. From the recollections of veterans, residents and war brides - with regimental histories and War Diaries, this is a slice of social and wartime history. Pubs boomed, soldiers brawled in the streets, and Canadians met women - single and married. Their infantrymen defended the beaches and AA guns fought off the Luftwaffe. A Bren-gunner downed a FW-190; another pilot escaped - 60 years on he was interviewed in Hanover. The destruction of Belle Tout caused indignation; now the events are described by the Canadian range party. The Germans never invaded England through Eastbourne and the East Sussex coast during the Second World War, although there was a real prospect of that at one time. Instead the sedate seaside resort had another, friendly, invasion by hundreds of Canadian soldiers. In case you didn't know (and I didn't) Canucks was the affectionate shorthand word for these men. Canadian soldiers first arrived in Britain soon after war had been declared in 1939, most of them going to the Home Counties with a large concentration around Aldershot. In 1941, three regiments of the 2nd Canadian Division moved to the Eastbourne area to look after most of the East Sussex coast. They were the Black Watch, the Maisonneuves and the Calgaries. Aldershot had not been a popular location, with the gloomy town and uncomfortable barracks. Ockenden says the troops could hardly believe their luck when they saw the standard of accommodation in Eastbourne. They moved in to some of the finest houses in town, which had been vacated as Eastbourne was under heavy bombardment during much of the war. Most of the locals welcomed the new arrivals but there were some unfortunate incidents. Ratton Manor, the former home of Lord Willingdon, burnt to the ground in December 1940 and was never rebuilt. It was rumoured that Canadian soldiers were billeted there at the time, although this has never been confirmed. Belle Tout Lighthouse, also privately owned and vacant, was heavily damaged by misdirected fire during target practice on the Downs. Heavy vehicles took a toll on local roads. The new arrivals also proved to be of great interest to Eastbourne girls and 150 of them married soldiers. A Canadian wives group was instituted. Some of the girls later went back to Canada with their new husbands but in more than one case, the long journey into strange territory proved unnerving. There were also allegations some of the soldiers drank too much and a few were guilty of sexual harassment although the problems were limited. Another concern was the spread of sexually-transmitted diseases. But at Christmas, local families would invite men into their homes and hospitality was returned by Eastbourne people being invited to regimental dances. Many of the soldiers were itching to see action and in the event it was fortunate they did not take part in the ill-fated Dieppe raid of 1942, which caused severe loss of life. There were some casualties even in Eastbourne. One soldier died after innocent horseplay with a colleague. A motorcycle dispatch rider was killed when he was hit by an Army lorry in Seaside. A third man was killed by a motorcycle while walking near Polegate at night. At least one soldier was reported to have committed suicide, shooting himself through the head after falling into debt. Eight medics quartered next to the Princess Alice Hospital were killed by a bomb and a further three were seriously injured. Ockenden says the Canucks felt frustrated for much of the war. They were fit and fully armed, yet most could do nothing against attacks from the air. The Canadians gradually left Eastbourne, the final contingent departing in 1944. Many eventually made it on to the Continent, following the Normandy invasion, taking part in the great push towards Germany. Sadly, some lost their lives including, probably, men who had been stationed earlier in Eastbourne. All the soldiers in East Sussex were volunteers and many arrived for idealistic reasons. Ockenden says Canadian soldiers played a key role in the war and adds: "We were extremely fortunate to have had them at our side". shocked
  18. The biggest ever gathering of psychedelic researchers is happening in the UK from July 12-14. This video features some of the key speakers including Prof David Nutt, author Graham Hancock and consciousness pioneer Amanda Feilding. Storyflex shocked
  19. Jon Sutton reports from a discussion on scientific research with psychedelic drugs http://www.thepsychologist.org.uk/blog/11/blogpost.cfm?threadid=2308&catid=48 A follow-up with magnetoencephalography (MEG) proved it was an effect on layer V pyramidal neurons, 'the first time in humans we've been able to show an effect of a particular neural subclass on human experience'. Yet journals turned the findings away as too specialised for their readers. You get the feeling Nutt gets used to rejection: the UK support group for cluster headaches - described as 'worse than childbirth' by some sufferers - refused to countenance research with mushrooms or LSD because they're illegal, and Nutt doesn't know whether he can use a non-psychedelic version - 2 Bromo-LSD - because no one knows whether it's legal or not! Most frustratingly, Nutt says, 'drug laws have stopped people even thinking there are questions to be asked'. Or again, in the words of Huxley: 'By simply not mentioning certain subjects... totalitarian propagandists have influenced opinion much more effectively than they could have by the most eloquent denunciations.' shocked
  20. Why Study Psychedelic Drugs? Nutt argues that there is a great deal of evidence that psilocybin can be useful in treating cluster headaches http://thebackbencher.co.uk/why-study-psychedelic-drugs-david-nutt/ From ‘A Discussion on Scientific Research with Psychedelic Drugs’ shocked
  21. After Parties http://psypressuk.com/2013/06/11/uk-psychedelic-conference-breaking-convention-announces-after-parties/ shocked
  22. At last, the edifice of drugs prohibition is starting to crumble "We are seeing a dramatic shift in favour of drug decriminalisation and unlocking the therapeutic potential of psychedelics" http://www.beckleyfoundation.org/2013/06/at-last-the-edifice-of-drugs-prohibition-is-starting-to-crumble/ "After decades in dormancy, the Cinderella of science is putting on her slippers and setting off for the ball. Amanda Fielding", Beckley Foundation. Shocked
  23. Professor David Nutt - Drug Science | London Real . Mentions busting briefly, explaining “defence of necessity” at 42 minutes. Psilocybin research at 48:00 – 56:40 minutes. shocked
  24. Russell tweets – Edit; link removed, authenticity of authorship uncertain shocked
  25. Previous - http://www.clusterheadaches.com/cb/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1359403962 Interesting quote see case 2 - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1739323/pdf/v076p00124.pdf shocked
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