Treatment of migraine attacks before the twentieth century

Authors

  • Raimundo Pereira Silva-Néto
  • Kelson James Almeida

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.48208/HeadacheMed.2011.12

Keywords:

Migraine, Treatment, Ancient times

Abstract

Migraine accompanies humans throughout their existence and, for the relieve of their pain, various forms of treatment were used. From the Neolithic to the Modern Age, Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Chinese, Greek, among other people, have suffered intense attacks of chronic headache. Many different treatments have been used from skull drilling and bloodletting to the use of herbs and plants. People who lived before the twentieth century had no knowledge of any drug treatment.

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Author Biographies

Raimundo Pereira Silva-Néto

Neurologist and Member of the Brazilian Society of Headache

Kelson James Almeida

Neurology Resident at the Hospital das Clinicas/Universidade de São Paulo Neurology and Headache Center of Piauí - Teresina PI, Brazil

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Published

30/06/2011

How to Cite

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Silva-Néto RP, Almeida KJ. Treatment of migraine attacks before the twentieth century. HM [Internet]. 2011 Jun. 30 [cited 2022 Jul. 7];2(2):66-9. Available from: https://headachemedicine.com.br/index.php/hm/article/view/81

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Review

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