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Introduction

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)

    Modern understanding of the causes of migraine

    Migraine is headache that is of the nature of nervous system. For a long time, it is widely believed that migraine falls on people with family history of neurosis or mild neurosis (Epilepsy, hysteria, psychosis). Usually it breaks out during puberty period or during adulthood. Some triggering factors are:

    1.      Fatigue (Both mental and physical)

    2.      Emotional disturbances

    3.      Excessive eating or drinking behavior

    4.      Inappropriate living lifestyle

    However, newer understanding of the cause of migraine focuses more on inappropriate external factors that causes blood vessels to clamp and thus results in localized lack of blood. This causes pain (migraine). Some proposes the pain factors is a current released from the brain that is similar to the nature of epilepsy.