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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)

    Type 1: Mono Type (Accumulation of Cold in the Liver Channel and Qi Stagnancy)

    Main points of diagnosis

    1.      Functional disorders of cerebral cortex manifested as nervous or emotional disturbances, fear, tensile anxiety, numbness in hands and legs, disorder in senses, inert, unwillingness to speak, etc. can be observed. Some patients will experience visual illusions such as firework and dim and dark spots.

    2.      During the attack, one-sided headache is observed at the beginning. Gradually it shifts to the vertex. The pain is of pounding or stabbing like. In severe cases the pain could last for days. Patients come in with pale faces, nausea, vomiting, aversion to noise, cough and sound, preference to stay in dark and quiet places. Some wrap their heads in arms or hit their heads on wall for frustration of pain.

    3.      When it is over patients are left with exhausted bodies and fatigue.

    Treatments

    Most patients have the syndrome of Accumulation of Cold in the Liver Channel and Qi Stagnancy. Common symptoms are heavy pain and forebodings. Others include aversion to cold, liking to warm, fullness in abdomen, loose stool, poor appetite, nausea, vomiting (dry) that show the syndromes of Deficiency and Coldness in the Middle-Jiao and of Uplifting of Polluted Yin. 

    Therapeutic Principle: Warming liver channel by dispelling cold and promoting blood circulation.

    Recipe: Addictive to Decoction of Evodia Fruit

    Main Ingredients: Fructus Evodiae, Rhizoma Zingiberis  Praeparata, Radix Angelicae Dahuricae, Rhizoma Cyperi, Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong.

    Cautions: Patients with hypertension or with syndrome of uplifting of yang due to deficiency of yin should not administer this recipe.