HERBAL FORMULA FOR MIGRAINE
Migraine is a chronic condition of recurrent attacks. Most (but not all) migraine attacks are associated with headaches. Migraine headaches usually are described as an intense, throbbing or pounding pain that involves one temple. (Sometimes the pain can be located in the forehead, around the eye, or the back of the head). The pain usually is unilateral (on one side of the head), although about a third of the time the pain is bilateral. The unilateral headaches typically change sides from one attack to the next. A migraine headache usually is aggravated by daily activities like walking upstairs. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, facial pallor, cold hands, cold feet, and sensitivity to light and sound commonly accompany migraine headaches. As a result of this sensitivity to light and sound, migraine sufferers usually prefer to lie in a quiet, dark room during an attack. A typical attack lasts between 4 and 72 hours.
Description of herbal formula according to herbal medicine:
Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae: Qi stagnation creates an upwards reversal of qi, leading to nausea and vomiting. Chen pi regulates the qi to treat disharmony of the middle Jiao that manifests in nausea and vomiting.
Poria: Calms the spirit and strengthens the spleen. Fu ling is neutral and is useful for conditions that are excess or deficient, hot or cold.
Rhizoma Ligustici: Releases the exterior and dispels cold. Used for vertex headaches by entering the du channel.
Fructus Arctii: Clinical studies and research have shown to be effective in treating migraine headache. It dispels wind and clears heat.
Fructus Viticis: With its ascending and dispersing properties it is a strategic choice for dispelling wind heat from the head. Clinical applications include dizziness, headache. It is especially useful when treating temporal headaches.
Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong: Is one of the most effective and commonly used herb to activate qi and blood circulation. It has excellent ascending, descending and dispersing functions. This herb works best for migraines related to menstruation.
Radicis Angelicae Sinensis: Tonifies blood and is most suitable for cold types blood deficient patients. Activates blood circulation and disperses blood stagnation to relieve migraine headache.
Rhizoma et Radix Notopterygii: Notopterygii is most effective to treat occipital headache, neck and shoulder muscle aches and pain.
Radix Angelicae Dahuricae: Releases the exterior, dispels wind and opens orifices to treat frontal headaches.
Radix Bupleuri: Harmonizes the exterior and the interior. It is used to treat temporal headaches.
Radix Puerariae: Is excellent for relieving wind heat that manifests in headache, stiffness and pain in the neck and shoulders. This herb enters the spleen which controls the muscles.
Recommended to drink 2-4 cups at first onset of headache, continue until migraine is gone.
This formula is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose the above condition. The information given is strictly according to herbal medicine and should be used and prescribed as an dietary supplement.