Pain in the region of the head is termed as headache. It can occur due to following causes:-
Catarrhal headache: due to cough and cold.
Congestive headache: due to accumulation of blood in the head.
Gastric headache: due to indigestion, gastric disturbances.
Rheumatic headache: due to rheumatic affections.
Migraine: we will study it separately.
Neuralgic headache: due to nerve pain
Nervous headache: headache arising from mental stress, grief, anger etc.
Headache with rise and fall of the sun.
Bilious headache: headache with associated liver disease.
While treating the patient of headache, location and cause of the headache should be studied. Points should be taken only after considering the cause of the headache.
Points to be taken are:-
St 1, 36, 44 (gastric headache)
Li 4, 10, 11
GB 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 14, 19, 20, 21, 34, 40
Liv 2, 8 (bilious headache)
UB 1, 2, 10, 21, 23, 60
GV 2, 14
CV 12, 22
Along with these points, whole spine should be treated along with diaphragm.
Reflex points: pituitary, pineal, brain, kidney, intestine and liver.