Headache

Headache is a subjective symptom that may appear in many acute and chronic diseases. The headache addressed in this therapy refers to those pathologies where headache is the chief complaint regardless of its etiology. Headache can be seen in many infectious diseases with fever, in Western medicine such as hypertension, intracranial disease, psychoneurosis and migraine etc.

Points:

GB 20 Fengchi

Prescription:

Patient is in sitting position.

A 5 ml syringe is used.

The injectable material is made up of 2 ml of vitamin B1, 2 ml of 0.5% lidocaine and 1 ml of vitamin B12.

Solution is injected into acupoint GB 20 Fengchi on each side, with the needle directed towards the opposite ear and inserted at a depth of 2.5 cm. Once you reach this depth pull the handle of the syringe to make sure that no blood comes out, then push in the fluid while withdrawing the needle. Usually one injection on each side is enough. If the therapeutic results are unsatisfactory, repeat the procedure after 2-3 days.

Results

50 cases with severe chronic headache due to head injury, trigeminal neuralgia, and intracranial space occupying lesion were treated by this method. 28 cases were completely cured, 14 cases improved and no effect was found in one case. All responding cases needed up to 4 sessions of treatment.

Cases

Tan xx, male, 41 years old, teacher, had a traffic accident with head injury 6 months prior to treatment. He remained comatose for 5 days after the accident. Following his coma, he developed severe headaches with nausea and vomiting. Headache remained until time of presentation. The patient was given the point injection therapy every other day for 9 days (3 treatments), after which, his pain vanished.

Discussion

Point injection therapy is indicated for severe cases while electro-stim is indicated for moderate headaches. Acupressure is indicated for the mild cases.

Source: Diseases Treated by Single Point of Acupuncture and Moxibustion. Written by Chen Decheng. English Text Revised by Linda Gale Sampson, Cynthia J. Chan. Published by Foreign Languages Press, Beijing.

        

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