Sharp or diffuse pain in different areas of the head are the symptoms that often bring a patient to the clinical practice. These symptoms may occur alone, or present with other symptoms like nausea, light sensitivity, visual changes, or even pain in teeth. A Chinese medicine practitioner will ask questions about the nature of the pain, and especially be interested in where this pain is located (frontal, occipital, temporal, or vertex).
There are many different types of headaches (migraine, tension, cluster, illness-related, trauma-induced etc.) and each type requires a different diagnosis and treatment. Your treatment plan will vary depending on the history and type of headache you are experiencing. The use of acupuncture and herbal formulas can be very effective in the treatment of these chronic issues.