Another huge barrier to effective headache treatment is the lack of due awareness in the general public: many of us rely on over-the-counter sedatives, or try to live through headaches, since they are usually sporadic and non fatal.
According to Chinese medicine, headaches can be classified as follows:
1) pain in the nape, radiating to the back of the neck and the back, is associated with the meridians of Urinary bladder and Small Intestine;
2) pain in the forehead, radiating to the eyebrows, is tied to the meridians of the large Intestine and Stomach;
3) pain in the area of the temples- the meridians of the Gall Bladder and Triple Heater;
4) pain in the crown, radiating to the teeth (provided the teeth are healthy)- the meridians of the Kidneys and the Heart;
5) pain in the crown, radiating to the temples- the meridians of the Liver and the Pericardium.
The choice of acupuncture points depends on the type of headache and quality of pain. The usual treatment consists of acupuncture for pain alleviation and some bloodletting ( a drop or two). Needling itself depends on the specific pain. In cases, when headaches are due to a certain illness, an acupuncture prescription is chosen taking the illness into consideration.
Usually the clients feel some pain relief right during the first treatment. Very often the pain disappears completely after the treatment but it might come back within days, and then acupuncture must be repeated. After each session the frequency of the headaches is expected to decrease and with time they will stop occurring all together.
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