Home > Migraine > Type 4: Cluster Type (Stagnancy of the Liver-Qi and Exterior Wind)

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 4: Cluster Type (Stagnancy of the Liver-Qi and Exterior Wind)

    Main points of diagnosis

    1.      Without forebodings the migraine attacks, having no periodic pattern. It goes severe in no time.

    2.      The pain circles around eyes with distending pain. Some describe as eyes being dug out. Other symptoms are aversion to light, tear gland secretion, nausea and vomiting.

    3.      The attack duration is usually longer, some as long as a month. Yet the subsiding period leaves no trails.

    Treatments

    Mild suffers can benefit from some antipyretic-analgesic drugs, but it has rather no effect on severe patients.

    Clinical manifestations/Indications: Migraine attack much without any forebodings, the pain centers on eyes, aversion to light, weeping (excitement of tear gland), nausea and vomiting.

    Therapeutic Principle: Soothing the liver to disperse the depressed qi, dispelling wind and relieving pain.

    Recipe: Addictive to (Decoction of Cleansing Liver by Mediation)*

    Main Ingredients: Herba Schizonepetae, Radix Ledebouriellae, Rhizoma Cyperi, Radix Angelicae Dahuricae, Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong.