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TCM Chinese Medicine for migraine

TCM Chinese Medicine for migraine

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an effective philosophical-based frame work for migraine etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment. Specificially, acupuncture has been used to treat migraines for thousands of years.

Both western medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine recognize two categories of headaches: primary and secondary. A primary headache is a clinical condition, not a symptom of another disorder. Primary headaches include tension headaches, migraines and cluster headaches. Secondary headaches are caused by other medical conditions such as sinus disease, allergies, dental disorders, neck strains. Acupuncture is used to effectively treat primary headaches, namely tension and migraine, which are the most common.

TCM for Migraine Relief and Prevention

Emotional stress is also a well known trigger that can activate migraines. You can see people living in modern, face paced society having increased tendencies to be more stressed, which likely is caused by autonomic nervous systems. You see, the parasympathetic system is inhibited, and the sympathetic one is activated - it is this type of imbalance that may lead to other health conditions such as heart diseases, insomnia, hypertension and pre menstrual syndrome.

Also, having an increased muscle tightness and tension in the back and upper neck is also common in people with migraines, therefore aiming to reduce this tension is a vital part of relieving and preventing migraines.

How it is done

At the start of the therapy, assessment and pulse and tongue diagnosis will be done by the TCM physician to understand your general state of health. Treatment will commence with a combination of different TCM techniques such acupuncture, blood letting and auricular acupuncture.

Depending on individual conditions, each sessions can be either 30 minutes or 30 minutes long per session.

A complete course can be around 6 to 8 sessions, with around 1 to 2 sessions per week. However, the number of sessions required may be longer, depending conditions.

Things that need to be taken into consideration includes diet, exercise and lifestyle also contribute to the effectiveness of the treatments.

Hence it is also recommended that one observes some important lifestyle changes to reduce the incidence of migraines:  

  • Sleep adequately (7 – 8 hrs per day)
  • Avoid physical and mental fatigue
  • Avoid caffeine
  • Eliminate foods that trigger migraines: dairy, chocolate, spices, wheat and corn
  • Avoid alcohol, red wines especially
  • Avoid any triggers that can cause your migraines

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nigel@specialistrehabgroup.com

The author specializes in management treatment of orthopedic conditions as well as internal illnesses related to gastro-enterological, respiratory, gynecological, pediatric conditions and post stroke rehabilitation.  Her knowledge in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Bio-medicine and Yoga has led her to a holistic and all-rounded combined approach in her treatments.

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