Migraine is a common and frequently-occurring disease in clinical practice. It can be afflicted by men and women of all ages. Due to frequent attacks and severe pain, it often brings great pain and seriously affects people’s study, work and rest.
Traditional Chinese medicine has long documented migraine. It is generally believed that the disease occurs when wind, cold, heat, phlegm, blood stasis, Qi, etc. disturb the orifice or block the brain meridians. Most of its illnesses are based on deficiency of the basis and excess of indicators, with liver, spleen, and kidney deficiency as the basis, and wind, cold, heat, phlegm, and stasis as indicators. Indicators excess is more common in the onset period, and the basis deficiency is more common in the intermittent period. From the perspective of meridian science, the three yang meridians of the hand, the three yang meridians of the feet, and the Du meridians all follow to the head, and the three yang meridians of the hand and the Du meridian all end at the head, and the three yang meridians of the foot start at the head, so there is “The head is the meeting of all yang and the house of yang”. Migraine can occur from internal injuries or external sensations due to evil disturbances to clear the orifice.
There are also differences in the clinical symptoms of different syndromes. Wind-cold migraine can be seen on one side or both sides, or alternately from side to side. It can also be induced or aggravated by wind-cold. The air-conditioning in many place, causes a large temperature difference between the inside and outside, and the impact is more obvious; Heat type is often induced by heat or sun; when phlegm-heat type attacks, the head feels faint and heavy, accompanied by nausea, vomiting, salivation in the mouth, and the whole body is heavy and weak; blood stasis type has pain such as pinprick, sometimes moody Easily induced; liver depression is often induced by nervousness, fatigue, and anger.
Acupuncture has a long history of treating migraine, and it is recorded in many ancient books. In clinical treatment, the use of acupuncture and moxibustion can quickly relieve pain symptoms. Acupuncture and moxibustion are often combined flexibly according to the etiology and meridian differentiation. The head acupoints and upper and lower limbs are used together. Fengchi, Taiyang, Touwei, Hegu, Zhongzhu, Yanglingquan, Sanyinjiao, Taichong are often used.
“It is better to prevent disease than to cure disease.” Actively preventing predisposing factors can also effectively avoid migraine. Wind and heat, hot and humid weather, some foods such as coffee, chocolate, dairy products, animal fat, etc., smoking, drinking, noise, bright light stimulation, anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, and frequent insomina can all induce migraines. It is necessary to find out its predisposing factors according to the law of its disease, and try to avoid it in daily life. You should always pay attention to a regular life, avoid excessive stress and fatigue of mental and physical strength, scientifically exercise to enhance the body’s ability to resist diseases, open-minded, often listen to relaxed and elegant music, and seek medical treatment in time will help avoid migraine.
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