Dr. Amelie Scott Barrett is a trailblazer in migraine treatment, combining traditional medicine, modern science, and traditional yogic practices to help people get better. A Stanford-trained neurologist, Dr. Barrett addresses the invisible yet debilitating nature of migraines, particularly prevalent among women under 50, with a holistic and evidence-based approach.
Dr. Barrett's journey began with a fascination for the brain, nurtured by her artist father's encouragement to create brain models. This interest turned into a career focused on migraines and her integrative approach. She looks at how chronification relates to the amygdala and how structural changes in the brain increase the risk for anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Her research goes beyond what's usually seen in traditional medicine, and she recognizes that there's no one-size-fits-all approach to migraine treatment.
Dr. Amelia Scott Barrett M.D, a Neurologist, gained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Smith College. Her experience in the neurosciences lab and interning at NASA led her to develop a thesis on decision-making in small groups, emphasizing the importance of a broader perspective in addressing migraines.
According to the Global Burden of Disease Report, migraines are the number one cause of disability in women under 50. Dr. Barrett aims to help resolve this, by drawing attention to the problem and highlighting solutions beyond what is seen in doctors' offices. Having founded Rocky Mountain Neurology in 2003, Dr. Barrett expanded her impact with Migraine Relief Code™ in 2018. As a conventionally trained neurologist familiar with medicines, Dr. Barrett believes there is not enough awareness about the hidden causes of headaches and what people can do about them. The initiative aims to guide individuals in reducing headaches without relying solely on medications, reflecting her belief in the need for a more comprehensive toolkit. Dr. Barrett advocates for a larger toolbox consisting of evidence-based treatments, especially for those who experience severe headaches. She even conducts online classes that are aimed at identifying hidden causes of headaches and providing a more personalized and accessible remedy.
"My goal is to empower women to take charge of their health and work towards a more effective solution to migraines." - Dr. Amelia Scott Barrett
Acknowledging the difficulty of exercise for migraine sufferers, Dr. Barrett recommends yoga as a healing tool. Drawing from her own experience with headaches in her twenties, she emphasizes modifying yoga exercises to provide necessary benefits without exacerbating headaches, making exercise an empowering element of the healing process.
Dr. Barrett, who resides in Denver with her three children, continues to make strides in revolutionizing migraine treatment. Her integrative approach, blending the best of traditional and alternative practices, is poised to change the narrative surrounding migraines, offering hope and empowerment to those who have long grappled with this invisible yet profound health challenge.
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