Headaches in Chinese Medicine

Who doesn’t love a good headache? If you’ve ever been to the doctor about a headache, you might have heard of the different types of headaches according to biomedicine. However, headaches can also be understood through Chinese Medicine, which can often be a more helpful way to approach these dreaded occurrences. Chinese Medicine allows for more individualization with both diagnosis and treatment, and has good models for completely resolving many types of headaches.

The Six Conformations – Part 2

Taiyin is the first of the yin conformations and is associated with the environmental influence of damp. Characteristic signs and symptoms are bloating, lack of appetite, water retention, and chronic loose stools, and sometimes undigested food in the stools. Chronic congestion, excessive mucus, and heavy sensations in the head or body are also typical Taiyin symptoms. Taiyin means greater yin and is associated with the inward movement of yin. It represents the physical matter that is necessary for life, and the ability to create this matter in order to replenish the body. Taiyin takes what Yangming has brought inside and transforms it into the self. Taiyin also holds this matter in place, creating stability...

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