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Chinese Medicine for Tension Head Ache Headache according to Chinese medicine is caused by the stagnation of qi, Blood or Moisture...(more)

OTC drugs for head ache relief OTC drugs are effective in bringing immediate relief for head aches...(more)

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Ayurvedic Medicine for Head Ache
Conventional Medicine for Head Ache
Warning Signs for Head Ache

Chinese medicine for head ache

Headache according to Chinese medicine is caused by the stagnation of qi, Blood or Moisture.

For headache treatment, the Chinese herbal formula Chuan Xiong Cha Piao is the usual remedy for headache. The formula contains a number of herbs, including ligusticum, angelica, asarum, and peppermint. According to Chinese Herbalists, this formula would break up the stagnation.

For proper use of this formula for the treatment of headach consult your Chinese herbalist.

Acupuncture is also used as hadache treatment and has been established to help relieve headaches. Even the National Institute of Health and the United Nations World Health Organization endorses acupuncture for treating headaches.

To use acupuncture for the treatment of headache, you have to consult your professional acupunturist. But you may alternatively use acupressure to relieve headache by applying a steady, penetrating finger pressure for 3 minutes to the following points;

  • Large Intestine 4, located at the back of your hand where the bones of your thumb and index finger meet.
  • Governing Vessel 24.5, located between your eyebrows where the bridge of your nose meets your forehead
  • Governing Vesel 16, located in the center of the back of your head, in the hollow at the base of your skull
  • Bladder 2, located on either side of your nose, where the bridge of your nose meets the ridge of our eyebrows
  • Stomach 3, located at the base of the cheekbone, directly below your pupil
  • Liver 3, situated on totp of you r foot in the webbing between your big toe and second toe.

Over the counter drugs for head ache

head ache medicineOver-the-counter drugs are effective in the treatment of tension headache and may provide immediate headache relief. You may use aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or naproxen to provide you immedicate headache relief. You may ask - which one is best for me? As far as medical research shows, all of them works as far as they are taken in their recommended dosages. This is more of a personal preference but aspirin is known to some as to upset their stomachs.

You may choose from among the four which you think best suit you. Follow the recommended dosage and do not take more than you need. These drugs may cause liver damage if taken in high doses.

Ayurvedic medicine for head ache

Ayurvedic medicine attributes tension headaches to the problems involving the colon, primarily constipation. So for the treatment of headache, Ayurvedic doctors would normally give you laxative herbs to correct your bowel movement. This herbs are aloe powder, rhubarb, ginger, calamus, bayberry, wintergreen among others.

They would also suggest massaging the head, neck, and shoulders with sesame oil.

Conventional medicine for head ache

Headaches are the most common complaints of people going to the doctor. They are often chronic and complicated. Because of which, several specialty clinics have specialized in the treatment of tension headache. Find the nearest headache clinic nearest you.

Once there, doctors would treat specially severe and persistent headaches with an array of drugs and medications. Treatment may include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), combinations of pain releivers and narcotics, and even anti depressants. These drugs and medications should only be administered with supervision by professional doctors.


Warning Signs of head ache

Headaches can be a symptom of other disorders. So if your home medication would not work within 3 days. It is best to consult your doctor immediately. Serious deaseases that produce headaches are high blood pressure, lung disorder such as emphysema, inflammation of the large arteries, Lyme desease, sever cases of influenza, brain tumor growth and others.

See your doctor immediately if you experience one or a combination of the following;

  • frequent headaches for a person who rarely suffers from headache
  • mild headaches that suddenly becomes severe
  • headaches that awakens a person from sleep
  • any change in the pattern or nature of headaches
  • headaches following a head injury
  • headaches associated with symptoms such as fever, stiff neck, changes in sensation, loss of coordination, changes in vision and fainting.

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