Who is Dr. Emel Gokmen? Professional History
Dr. Gokmen looks patients and diseases from a different perspective. Aiming to cure them by eliminating the underlying causes, she broke the diagnose-and-prescribe-accordingly loop in 2004 and began working in her own clinic. Her primary focus was migraine that she herself suffered from, and headaches. And she was able to cure not only her own migraine but also lots of patients’ pain as well.
Dr. Gokmen was born in 1967 in Muğla and graduated from Ege University, Faculty of Medicine in 1990. Later, in 1999, she became a specialist in neurology at Istanbul University, Faculty of Medicine and quit her job in German Hospital to learn neural therapy in 2004. Dr. Gokmen, closely interested in integrative medicine, got acupuncture, homeopathy, and magnetic fields trainings alongside neural therapy. Currently, she is studying on developing a new point of view on conventional medicine, in the light of integrative medicine.
Though there are lots of diseases in the field of neurology, Dr. Gokmen specialized only on some of them. She focused on finding the causes specific to each patient with the motto “Pain is body’s cry for help” and succeeded.
Why Migraine and Headaches?
Dr. Emel Gokmen experienced all kinds of migraine from the ones with vomiting to the ones with aura since she was a little girl. After primarily fixing her own, she made an unseen progress in migraine treatment.
Also, her father was suffering from cluster headache so she had a reason to focus on that too, and claimed and showed that the cause for cluster headache is teeth problems. Similarly, she proved that trigeminal neuralgia was also caused by the same thing by treating several patients.
Development of Gokmen Approach
Dr. Gokmen created Gokmen Approach by thinking with a free mind (Aude sapere), as it is the base of enlightenment and science, which denied the common belief that “the reason for some diseases are unknown”.
Gokmen Approach requires listening to the patient carefully to detect the causes. Also, Dr. Emel Gokmen has experienced that neural therapy was not enough to fix these causes and figured that a well-managed dental treatment is needed as well. Thereby, she worked with experts and acquired enough information and experience to manage this treatment for the sake of her treatment plan.
Alongside migraine and headaches, Dr. Gokmen also detected the causes of fibromyalgia, low back-neck pain, low back-neck hernia, vertigo, tinnitus and restless leg syndrome, and found solutions for these.
Dr. Emel Gokmen’s Future Vision
Dr. Emel Gokmen wrote and published her first book “Migraine Solutions” about her experiences on migraine and headache, and positive treatment results. Also, she is currently working on another book about other diseases for which, she developed new treatments. Dr. Gokmen, focusing on academic documentations, cares about the trainings on her approach and experiences she provided for her colleagues, and her interactions with dentists to highlight the importance of their profession.