Sharifa .. Fifty years of free treatment for migraine patients

For fifty years, she has been seeking to alleviate migraine patients' pain. Sharifa Al-Husseini inherited the profession from her father, and sought in humanitarian work to help patients for free.

Sharifa Ahmed Al-Husseini was born in Merdin, Bakur (north of Kurdistan), and because of the mistreatment of the Turkish state and its brutal practices against the Kurds, she was forced to leave with her family and she set out in Bayan Dur village in the countryside of Tirbespiyê. Later, she settled in Qamishlo.

Sharifa Ahmed, mother of five young men and two young women. Her son Muhammad Mahmoud was martyred in the Jaza'a campaign, and after the death of her husband in her fourth decade, she bore additional burdens in addition to raising children.

82-years-old Sharifa learned how to treat migraine from her father and aunt with her personal desire and love for the profession.

Her  reputation spread among the people of her area, and people came from far and wide to get the treatment after they lost the hope in the doctors in their treatment.

After the patients are diagnosed, Sharifa treats them within three days through massages using natural oils such as olive and mint oil.

On the symptoms of the disease and the methods of treatment, Sharifa said: "Throughout my research career, I found that its true cause is still vague, while scientists associate the disease with brain changes in addition to genetic causes."

What distinguishes her treatment is that she has a human endeavor, as she treats patients without charge.

She recommended people to stay away from fatigue, dazzling lights and weather changes, describing the disease as a thunderstorm blowing inside the head, which hinders the patient from performing his daily life tasks.

It is defined as painful headache that is often associated with nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light, as it begins as a mild headache and then develops into severe scorching pain. It may be transmitted from one side to the other in the head, and the patient may feel as if it includes the entire head.



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