Chinese Medicine treats headaches first through differential diagnosis. Determining location, severity, quality and triggers. Once the type of headache is established (similar to western medicine as far as tension, migraine, cluster etc.) treatment protocol can begin.
Acupuncture relaxes the body reducing vasodilation during an acute attack. Following treatments focus on treating the root cause as well as the manifestation. Treatments are usually weekly and lessen as healing occurs. Maintenance acupuncture treatments are often done at times of trigger (for example: hormonal, stress, environmental.)
Herbal formulas often aid in treating a chronic condition by reinforcing the root treatment and stopping pain.