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Migraine (Neuroheadache)

Modern understanding of the causes of migraine

Modern interpretation of the manifestations

Treatments According to Syndromes

S1: Wind-Heat type

S2: Wind-Phlegm type

S3: Qi Stagnation due to Liver-Fire type

S4: Jueyin Inner Cold type

S5: Blood deficiency

S6: Insufficiency of Qi

Migraine differentiation in accordance with symptoms

Type 1: Mono Type (Accumulation of Cold in the Liver Channel and Qi Stagnancy)

Type 2: Blinking Dim Spots Type (Three syndromes in TCM)

Type 3: Complex Light Spots Type (Accumulation of Cold in the Liver Channel and Qi Stagnancy)

Type 4: Cluster Type (Stagnancy of the Liver-Qi and Exterior Wind)

    S6: Insufficiency of Qi

    Clinical manifestations/Indications: Neurasthenia, nervous headache, proneness to perspiration, aversion to cold, short breath.

    Therapeutic Principle: Invigorating the spleen, replenishing qi, relieving headache, elevating spleen-yang.

    Recipe: (Decoction for Smoothening qi and Reinforcing Middle-warmer)*

    Main Ingredients: Radix Astragali seu Hedysari, Radix Glycyrrhizae Praeparata, Rhizoma Cimicifugae, Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong.

    The formula is especially suitable for chronic headache, neurosism, hypotension, and functional disturbance of vegetative nerve. It promotes cellular immune function, excites cerebral cortex, and increases metabolism.

    Cautions: It is prohibited for patients with internal heat due to yin deficiency as well as those who have their body fluid and qi impaired after illnesses.