Headaches – Chronic
Chronic Headaches in Chinese Medicine
Headaches can result from a wide range of causes both benign and more serious. Brain tissue itself is not sensitive to pain and actually lacks pain receptors. So the pain is really caused by disturbance of the pain-sensitive structures around the brain. There are Nine areas of the head and neck have these pain-sensitive structures. Which are: the cranium, muscles, nerves, arteries and veins, subcutaneous tissues, eyes, ears, sinuses and mucous membranes. In Chinese Medicine we look at every single one of these types of headaches as a Pattern of Qi and blood stagnation leading to pain and inflammation. In addition to dietary and lifestyle changes Chinese herbs can be very helpful in managing these patterns, When looking for a modern day formula to: Invigorate the Qi and blood of the head, and resolve stagnation look for one containing one or more of the following herbs:
Best Chinese Herbs for Chronic Headaches
Chuan Xiong – Activates blood circulation in the peripheral parts of the body and remove stasis.
Bai Zhi – Releases the surface and expels wind.
Yan Hu Suo – Is one of the strongest analgesic herbs, activate qi and blood circulation, and remove blood stasis.