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.