Headaches – Acute

Acute Headaches in Chinese Medicine

According to the National Headache Foundation, over 45 million Americans suffer from chronic, and recurring headaches. At this time they have actually discovered over 150 different types of headaches. Now One thing all these different types of headaches have in common is that all Headache pain results from signals interacting between the brain, blood vessels, and surrounding nerves. During a headache, specific nerves of both the blood vessels and head muscles are activated sending pain signals to the brain. In Chinese medicine this is due to a combination of patterns, blood stagnation is presented as the stabbing pain fixed in one location, blood and yin deficiency shows up when the condition is chronic and reoccurring, and the hyperactive yang qi shows up in the tremendous amount of pressure rising up higher and higher in the body until it reaches the head. Chinese herbs can be very helpful in this situation. When looking for a modern day formula to: anchor hyperactive yang, extinguish liver wind, move qi and blood stagnation Look for on containing one or more of the following herbs:

Best Chinese Herbs for Acute Headache

Bai Shao – Which nourishes the blood, calms liver yang rising, and tonifies liver yin Chuan Xiong – Strongly moves the qi and blood especially in the head and neck, expels wind and relieves pain Dang Gui – Both tonifies and moves the blood

Formulas Containing the Best Chinese Herbs for Acute Headache