Pain: Headache Balance

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Balance Type
Clinical Conditions
Balance information
Balance for
Overview Procedure


Assess where headaches originating

  • Which channel?
  • Is the neck involved?

Assess whether deficient or excess style headaches

  • Deficient: dull, worse with fatigue
  • Excess: sharp or exploding or cramping or severe, worse with stress


Activate and palpate associated channel/s If neck involved:

  • Activate pelvic stress
  • Sacrospinalis, neck muscles, levator scapulae
  • Cranial pelvic reflexes
  • Check for Metal or Water issues

If deficient address fatigue more than the headache – see Fatigue Balance

If excess style headaches you need to address underlying psychological patterns – usually client is stuck/repressed with regard to the channel’s emotional patterns associated with the headache.

Headache points:


Balance above factors that showed IP/DI


Can take time to eradicate headaches fully. Expect to have to work at it over time. For excess style patterns you need to focus on underlying psychological patterns.

Consider homoeopathic remedies for headache on following page.

Homeopathic Remedies for Headaches

Arnica 30C: Headaches resulting from head trauma. Bruising to head.

Belladonna 30C: Right-sided headaches. Migraine. Throbbing pain. Hot, red skin but cold feet and hands.

Bryonia 30C: Pain near or over left eye. Pulsating headaches. Headache worse for noise and movement.

Cocculus Indicus 30C: Headaches or migraine for worry and anxiety or insomnia. Headache with dizziness, nausea, vomiting.

Gelsemium 200C: Headache with blurred vision. Eye strain. Sensation of tight band around skull. Frequent urination. Difficulty holding head straight or opening eyes. Headache from bad news or fright or flu.

Ignatia 30C: Stress headaches. Headaches from grief or disappointment. Insomnia. Spasms in back and limbs.

Iris Versico 30C: Headache or migraine that comes on during periods of rest or weekend. Migraines with aura.

Lachesis 30C: Hormonal headaches especially during menopause. Left-sided migraine. Hot flushes. Night sweats. Intolerance to heat.

Nat Mur 30: Pounding or hammering headache. Stress headaches with eyestrain. Headaches brought on by too much sun, grief or disappointment.

Nat Sulph 30: Headaches from blow to the head. Boring in right temple. Occipital pain. Cannot think clearly.

Nux Vomica 30: Tensions headaches. Headaches from over-indulgence in alcohol, food, drugs. Headache worse for noise and worse for scents.

Sepia 30C: Headaches and menstrual migraine. Headache over left forehead or above left eye. Nausea and vomiting.

Veratrum Album 30C: Headaches from a blow to the vertex of the head. The person may be cold and skin maybe blue.


Acupuncture Points