Saturday, July 6, 2013

How to Cure a Headache, 9th century

Ninth-century headache?
St. Gall 904 (ca. 850)

"Headaches you will enchant: take some earth, touch your breast three times and say: My head hurts, why does it hurt? It does not hurt." 
Pseudo-Pliny (9th century)
Good old denial: it's better than ibuprofen.

2 comments:

  1. This is actually early Christian Science!

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  2. I don't see any science in it. How does that activity cure headache in the first place? Somebody please explain. I cure my headache by sleeping and taking plenty of water. It takes some time but I get relief from headache for sure.

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