There are many different types of headaches in Oriental Medicine each requiring different treatment strategies.

  • One-sided headaches around the temples and/or eye are related to the Liver and Gallbladder channels. Treatment is aimed at regulating the Qi and blood in these channels and alleviating the imbalance.
  • Frontal headaches are associated with the Large Intestine and Stomach channels and are usually associated with imbalances in the digestive system.
  • Headaches at the back of the head, or occiput, are associated with the Bladder and Triple Heater channels (lymph system).
  • Headaches at the vertex or top of the head are also associated with the Liver channel.