There are four major categories of headache--vascular, tension, inflammatory and traction. The most common of these are tension headaches, which result from tightened facial and neck muscles and can be brought on by stress or anxiety. The most common form of vascular headache is a migraine, which is characterized by sensitivity to light and sound, nausea, and intense pain on one or both sides of the head. Tension and inflammatory headaches are generally linked to other conditions, such as stroke or sinus infection.
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for headache.

The following TCM Diagnostic Patterns May Be Involved With Headache

Acupuncture Points That May Be Useful For Headache

TCM Herbal Formulas That May Be Useful For Headache

TCM FormulaClinical Functions
Ban Xia Bai Zhu Tian Ma Wan

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Chuan Xiong Cha Tiao Wan

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Gan Mao Ling

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Long Dan Xie Gan Wan

Hypochondriac pain, bitter taste in the mouth, irritability, easily angered, headache, dizziness, red, and possibly sore, eyes, diminished hearing and/or swollen sensation in ears/head.  May have urinary symptoms such as painful, hot urination perhaps with swollen genitalia.  Women may have leukorrhea with a strong odor.

The Pulse will be wiry, rapid and forceful and the Tongue will be red with a yellow tongue coating.

Pian Tou Tong Wan

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Tian Ma Gou Teng Wan

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Xie Xin Wan

Signs of damp-heat with interior clumping which may settle into the abdominal region and/or rise upward to the head.  Fever, irritability, red eyes, constipation, dark urine, flushed face - middle warmer issues - jaundice, dysentery, tongue/mouth ulcers.

Pulse will be be wiry and rapid and the Tongue will be red, swollen with a yellow greasy tongue coating.

Xue Fu Zhu Yu Wan

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