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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 High Blood Pressure (Hyperactivity of the Liver-Yang)

    Mr. XXX Eggleston, 48.

    Patient complained of headache with dizziness, temperamental tendency all along, unstable pace with heavy head and light legs sensation, constipation. Taut and forceful pulse. Blood pressure: 180/120 mmHg/mmHg.

    Therapeutic principle: Calming the liver and subduing hyperactivity of liver-yang. Main herbs prescribed:

    Ramulus Uncariae cum Uncis 2qian, Concha Haliotidis 5qian, Flos Chysanthemi 3qian, Radix Scutellariae 2qian and etc. to calm the liver and endogenous wind. Radix Achyranthis Bidentataes 3qian, Flos Inulae 1.5qian and etc. to lure the down movement of qi and blood. Cortex Eucommiae 3qian was added to consolidate and tonify kidney, for the symptoms of tinnitus, heavy head and light legs sensation.

    Eleven doses of the above prescription were administered. All symptoms disappeared; blood pressure went back to normal.