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Chaihu, a hot, pungent herb that dispels pathogenic cold, dries dampness and soothes the liver.


Headache due to Shaoyang channel that manifests in both sides of the head, especially in the temples.


Ferulic Acid in Chuanxiong (Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong).

    Introduction to Headache/Migraine

    This site aims to give a perspective of how Traditional Chinese Medicine sees the problems of headache/migraine. You'll see what 'syndromes' mean to the diagnosis of proper causes, how 'symptoms' help in reaching the right conclusion, what 'channels' are responsible for a specific parts of headache, how migraine is classified in terms of TCM diagnostic methods, some of the case studies that illustrate real cases of headache/migraine, what the specific herbs are for various types of headache/migraine. Further readings are provided if you're interested in some of the deep theories of TCM.

    And this site provides  free online consultation service. Please feel free to write to us for any problems that have been bothering you long. We may or may not be able to help with your other illnesses but we'll always try to help the best we can.