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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 interpretation of the manifestations

    Migraine usually begins with periodic occurrence. The most obvious symptom is severe headache. The pain area is one-sided, the left or the right hemisphere. For some severe cases it may involve the other side or the whole head. Some last for a few hours but some last from one to two days. The interim period can be from one or two weeks to a month. For women it usually attacks during menstrual period. Other accompanying symptoms are stomach upset, poor appetite, vomiting, and over-sensitivity of light, sound and smell.