This category of formulas for headaches uses a slightly different theory in determining which is the best formula for you. This approach begins with where the headache is in your head and takes it from there. No testing required, just some quick reading. There is also the area called “chronic headaches” which includes a few tests to determine which formula will work best for you with the highest degree of safety.
When the pain is located in the forehead, the job of the herbalist is to decide which is the root cause. Is it associated with a sinus problem? Or is this something that arises from overeating? Each requires a unique herbal treatment.
Certain locations of headaches are generally stress induced or related to the menstrual cycle. They’re all treated with similar Chinese herbal formulas. However, knowing a little more about the headache’s context will help to determine which pattern you’re manifesting and how to best treat it.
Headaches in the back of the head are generally due to the common cold, flu, arthritis, or stress. Knowing this can allow us to treat the root-cause at the same time as the branch-symptom of headache. You in?