Migraine, their history and their position in society the migraine is probably as long as humanity itself. At least the first migraine attack on Papyrus was detained 2,000 before Christ. A throbbing, pulsating headache and visual disturbances were described by an Egyptian physician of Pharaoh. A migraine attack is obviously stated at Saul in the Bible. Light phenomena are described with a subsequent illness 3 days during his hike to Damascus. This disease was a pain,”as much as a thorn in the flesh. God refused the request of Paul, to befreien the diseased Saul, his suffering caused by stating that this “weakness his strength bedinge (acts 9 and Corinthians 12). The migraine as malicious beings was regarded in the middle ages.
Therefore, the treatment consisted of necromancy, exorcism and drilling holes in the skull to evil to escape can be. Were scientifically based the assumptions of t. Willis in 1664, that migraine comes from blood stasis of the vessels of the brain. The cause of this blood stasis in 1873 described E. Livieng as a result of excessive nerve discharges in the brain. Many famous personalities such as Empress Maria Theresia, Charles Darwin, Marie Curie, Wilhelm Busch, Friedrich Nietzsche, and many others suffered from migraine.
According to the popular belief in the 15th century with persistent headaches he stone surgically removed. Was alive with a chisel hit a hole in the head and the patient explains that the “stone”was removed. Unfortunately also in the migraine one company such as exists in all diseases of the nervous system not understandable and irrational taboos. While many people like to talk about your knee pain or heart medications, many migraine sufferers are afraid to talk openly about their disease. The fear of being stamped, as a hypochondriac or hysterics is also in the otherwise off-limits-poor Society still much too large. Even today, many people don’t understand their Mitmenschen suffering from migraine because of all the blood tests and x-rays are unauffallig.