BY SUSAN DOOLAN
There's relief - without drugs. Sounds too good to be true? Not
according to Dr. C.G. Brodie-Brockwell, a retired dentist who has
spent the last 50 years researching the causes and successfully
treating more than 4,000 patients. And he's going to be telling all
during a seminar in the community room of Zehr's Bayfield St. store
"It's not a medical problem; it's a dental problem," said
Brodie, adding that it makes him furious to think of the number of
people who are not getting treatment because of the "policy"
migraines being commonly thought of, and treated, as a medical
Currently, 91-year-old Brodie has written two books on the
subject - one for dentists and one for the general public, in which
he points out the causes, triggers and treatments. And he did it
while suffering from macular degeneration with limited ability to
see, read or write, he dictated his notes to his daughter Margaret
Adshade to transcribe.
His first book, The Myofascial Syndrome - Its
Causes and Treatment, met with interesting responses from Canadian
dental schools: ranging from none whatsoever to outright
hospitality, to a polite thank-you.
Brodie says a lack of interest on the part of dentists and
the medical migraine myth is commonly accepted.
"They're quite confident they're doing everything perfectly,"
While he's given lectures at an international meeting for
dentists, the British Dental Association, and is considered by Dr.
George Sweetnam, president of the Canadian Dental Association to be
a pioneer in the treatment of TMD (temporal mandular disorders)
caused by occlusal dysfunction, Brodie is taking his message to the
public with his second book, 'Migraine, The causes and Treatment',
released in June of this year. The Barrie stop is one of a number of
The seminar takes place tomorrow from 1-3 p.m. For more
information see www.migraineexpert.com