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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)

    Migraine differentiation in accordance with symptoms

    Migraine is a form of headache originated from functional disorder of contraction and expansion of blood vessels in the brain. Its characteristics are periodic recurring headache on one side, severe headache occasionally. Normally there are no other symptoms during subsiding period. Some visual illusions, cloudy or dark spots, one-sided blindness and emotional disturbance can be observed during migraine attack. Some symptoms before attack are nausea, vomiting, pale face and others. Many cases last for years before they are properly diagnosed, treated and cured.

    Types of migraine are many. So far there is not a single standard to differentiation of migraine according to its symptoms. There are, in general, four types from differentiation in symptoms. Their characteristics of pain might be similar, but their side symptoms and pre-side symptoms (forebodings) are not. The four types are:

    Type (by Symptoms) Their respective Syndromes
    Mono Type (Accumulation of Cold in the Liver Channel and Qi Stagnancy)
    Blinking Dim Spots Type (Three syndromes in TCM)
    Complex Light Spots Type (Accumulation of Cold in the Liver Channel and Qi Stagnancy)
    Cluster Type (Stagnancy of the Liver-Qi and Exterior Wind)