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Trupti Gokani, MD
Trupti Gokani, MD, is an award-winning, board-certified neurologist known for her innovative and integrative approach to treating headache pain. She has a unique approach that melds modern medicine and ancient wisdom. In her thriving clinical practice along Chicago’s North Shore, patients seek her insights as an Ayurvedic “neurologist coach” (Healthy Head Coach) who heals the head by healing the mind and the body. Dr. Gokani is the founder of the North Shore Headache Clinic and the Zira Mind and Body Center.

Dr. Gokani has spoken extensively in the field of neurology and psychiatry, specifically about headaches, mood disorders, insomnia, adrenal fatigue, hormonal issues and adult attention deficit disorder (ADD). Other interests include Ayurvedic mind-body types, women’s issues and headaches, yoga as a treatment modality, nutrition and pain, stress, the gut-brain connection, and emerging, non-traditional approaches to headache management. She was recently featured on The Dr. Oz Show, is contributing to a health documentary that begins filming this fall, and will release her new book, The Mysterious Mind: How to Use Ancient Wisdom and Modern Science to Heal Your Headaches and Reclaim Your Health, in early 2015.

Entries by Trupti Gokani, MD

3 Key Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Pop That Pill

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2015 | 10:21 AM


I still remember the day as if it were just yesterday. I was sitting in my office across from a patient who came in to see me for his intractable pain. I was covering for another physician, so this patient was new to...

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Ready to Give 'Not Tonight, Dear' a Rest? The Truth Behind Headaches, Hormones and Sex

(3) Comments | Posted February 23, 2015 | 11:19 AM

"I have a headache." We have all been there. Our lives often seem so over-scheduled with working, carpools, kids activities, running to the grocery store, prepping dinner, and then realizing we barely have enough energy to greet our significant other with a smile. It's hard to imagine that we could...

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The Gut-Brain Link: How Your Headaches Might Stem From Your Digestion

(0) Comments | Posted November 13, 2014 | 5:50 PM


I thought I had it figured out. These complicated migraines that I spent years studying seemed to make so much sense on paper. First comes the prodrome, the 24-hour period of time that about 70 percent of migraneurs experience before their attack of...

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Three Steps to Understanding the Purpose of Pain and How to Relieve It

(0) Comments | Posted August 22, 2014 | 5:24 PM


Why do we suffer?

After treating patients with migraines for over a decade, I have concluded that pain has a purpose. Those who experience pain, especially from migraine headaches, are actually being given a lesson. If this lesson can be mastered, then...

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