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The Office: Updated Headache Treatments

  • Traditionally headaches are ascribed to liver heat or liver yang rising
    • This is due to high blood pressure
    • This doesn’t happen as much anymore because many people are medicated for high blood pressure
  • Pulse
    • Long, wiry pulse that starts in the right chi and is palpable in the proximal positions
      • This signifies a tight neck and upper back
  • Herbs (for most headaches from upper neck and back pain)
    • Flex Spur formula from Evergreen Herbs 25%
      • Can substitute with Zhen Ren Huo Ming Yin
    • Clear Heat 25%
      • Or Gardenia from Evergreen Herbs
    • Ge Gen Tang 25%
    • Chuan Xiong Cha Tiao San 25%
  • Herbs for high blood pressure headaches
    • Cha Chi Huang – 20
    • Da Huang – 20
      • If they get diarrhea use Chi Shao and Jiang Huang instead
    • Hu Zhang – 20
    • Mu Dan Pi – 20
    • Tian Ma – 20
    • Gou Teng – 20
  • Other things you can add
    • A “Bug” like Shui Zhi, Di Long, etc.
      • These herbs move the blood which is often the underlying problem in any etiology.
    • An exterior clearing herb
      • Ge Gen, Sheng Ma, Chuan Xiong, Gui Zhi…
        • Makes formula work better overall
        • Use an herb appropriate for the patient’s constitutional pattern
  • DNA™
    • Jing Jin affected for headaches from upper back and neck pain:
      • Posterior Lateral (PL) and Posterior Medial (PM)
        • Needle PM and PL at both wrists (Si 5 and Ht 7)
        • Needle PM and PL at the ankles (Ki 6 and Ub 62)
    • Can also spread the image by adding more needles by needling hands and feet or by needling the arm and leg
      • Hands and feet
        • Needle Ht 8, Si 3, Ub 64/65 and Ki 2
      • Arms and legs
        • Ht 4, Si 6, Ub 57 and Ki 6

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