The Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Treatment of Migraines
Chief Complaint: migraine headaches
Western Diagnosis: no western explanation could be ascertained.
Medical History: This is a 60 year old male in relatively good health but readily apparent to be a type “A” personality with high stress levels.
Questioning exam: Upon questioning, his life was good from his point of view with no unusual high stress life experiences going on.
Pulse exam: Both kidney pulses were undetectable, while liver pulse was strong and full.
Tongue exam: Pale tongue with no coating, yet apparent liver fire in eyes.
OM Diagnosis: Liver yang rising, with liver fire, with liver blood deficiency and underlying kidney yin and yang deficiences.
Treatment Principle: Subdue rising liver yang while tonifying kidney yin and yang.
Point Prescription: liver 3, large intestine 4, gallbladder 34, 14, 20 was one treatment.
Alternating with spleen 6, heart 7, du 20, yintang.
Herbal Formula: Herbal: Long Dan Xie Gan Cao to pull plug on liver fire. I used tincture 3 dropperfuls 3 x a day for three weeks. Then changed to Tian Ma Gou Ten same dosage for three weeks.
Lifestyle Prescription: Encouraged patient to take yoga classes to quiet his mind.
Results: This patients migraines are completely gone. Treatment time: six weeks.
Synopsis: Maintenance acupuncture recommended every month. Long term herb use to keep yin strong.
Margie Parolisi, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac., Dipl. CH.
895 NW 99 Avenue
Plantation, FL 33324