Severe chronic pain is devastating. It can rob individuals of who they are and what they can become. In this heartfelt blog, Josette Herdell CNS generously shares her own family’s challenging journey from chronic, debilitating migraines, to a full, pain-free life through Functional Medicine.
In recent years, mast cell diseases have become a hot topic in functional medicine and Dr. Theoharis Theoharides has been at the forefront of the research on mast cells. He was the first to show that mast cells are involved in a wide range of allergic reactions and inflammatory conditions, including allergies, asthma, eczema, psoriasis, migraines, multiple sclerosis.
We in functional medicine have long been aware that children can start out with a clearly identified food allergy. As the child ages, the primary allergic symptoms fade and some other clinically relevant presentation appears in its place. For example: we’ll see a classic milk allergy in infancy — often as milk colitis.
I was recently reviewing a patient case involving migraine headaches. Let’s call her Sabrina. I was in our “cloud” e-file looking for another patient’s chart, and accidentally clicked on hers.