Chinese medicine can be an effective treatment for migraines, according to Tal Elias, the coordinator of the field of Chinese medicine in general and complementary medicine. The key to successful treatment is identifying the root cause of the migraine and developing a personalized plan based on the affected individual.
Chinese medicine is particularly skilled at understanding the underlying imbalances in the body that may contribute to migraines. Factors such as stress, emotional crises, dietary habits, and organ imbalances can all play a role in triggering migraines. By identifying these factors, Chinese medicine practitioners can develop personalized treatment plans that may include acupuncture, tuina, medicinal plants, and dietary adjustments.
During a migraine attack, it’s important to provide relief from the pain. Chinese medicine is adept at diagnosing which internal organ may be suffering from an imbalance and adjusting treatment plans accordingly. Acupuncture, tuina, medicinal plants, and diet adjustments may be used to address the root cause of the migraine.
Treatment for migraines in Chinese medicine starts with a comprehensive diagnosis to understand the underlying causes of the condition. Depending on this diagnosis, personalized treatment plans are developed for each patient incorporating methods such as acupuncture, tuina