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Introduction

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)

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

    Madam Michelle XXX, 46, medical doctor.

    Severe headache, most painful on both sides of temples and eyes, with aching pain of weariness, frequent recurring. Pethidine was used once for a severe case but to no avail. A thorough medical checkup revealed no pathological causes.

    Once at a night shift the migraine attacked again. She described it was like eyes being dug out, very unbearable. Accompanied along was nausea and vomiting. Investigation into her eyes revealed no spasm of arteries and no sight of amnesia. It was diagnosed as Bush type migraine. Two doses of painkillers were prescribed, only to have little effect.

    The next day she switched to TCM and was diagnosed as migraine of the type of stagnancy of the liver-qi. Addictive to (Decoction of Cleansing Liver by Mediation)* was prescribed. The migraine stopped after three doses (three days).

    Two years later a similar attack occurred, with less severe pain. The same modified decoction was prescribed in which after nine doses the headache subsided.