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Headache due to Blood Stasis

Headache due to High Blood Pressure (Hyperactivity of the Liver-Yang)

Headache due to Loss of Blood

Headache due to Low Blood Pressure Type (Deficiency of both Qi and Blood)

Migraine: Mono Type (Accumulation of Cold in the Liver channel and Qi Stagnancy)

Migraine: Bush Type (Stagnancy of the Liver-Qi)

Migraine: Complex Light Spots Type (Stagnancy of the Liver-Qi)

Migraine (Wind-Cold Type due to Insufficiency of Kidney-Yang)

    Headache due to Blood Stasis

    Mr. XXX Graham, 34.

    Headache for more than ten years, became more severe during spring, had had many treatments to no avail. Physical checking found out that the patient had a round shape swelling of 5cm in diameter near the vertex, at Baihui (Du 20). It was soft, with slight pain when pressed. There was another swelling, peanut in shape, above left eyebrow, at Yangbai (G14). It was purple in color, soft, painful when pinched lightly. The patient had red tongue, white coat and taut pulse.

    Suspected case of headache due to blood stasis. The following was prescribed:

    Radix Angelicae Sinensis 2qian, Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong 2qian, Radix Astragali seu Hedysari 3qian, Radix Paeoniae Rubra 2qian, Semen Persicae 4qian, Flos Carthami 2qian, Radix Rehmanniae 3qian, Rhizoma Cimicifugae 2qian, Radix Achyranthis Bidentatae 3qian, Radix Bupleuri 3qian, Radix Platycodi 1qian, Fructus Aurantii 1qian, Radix Glycyrrhizae 3qian.

    After taking two doses in two days, headache was relieved. After nine more doses with addition of Rhizoma seu Radix Notopterygii 1 qian and Rhizoma Gastrodiae 1qian, headache completely vanished; the two swellings at the vertex and above eyebrow were diminishing and gone.

    Prolonged treatments of headache with no results usually involve blood stasis. The two swellings, too, indicated syndrome of blood stasis.