• The liver’s energy is associated with spring and youthfulness. It is a force filled with life, youth, dynamism and speed that rises to the head and plunges towards the feet.

  • However, when disrupted, especially by emotions, poor eating habits or simply by heredity (we actually transfer the quality of the organs energy onto our children), this energy can cause a variety of symptoms or health problems. Migraines are one of them.

  • A 16 year old girl came into the clinic because of a migraine that had been dragging on for the past 24 hours and no medication had been able to relieve her pain.

  • She has been suffering from migraines since she was nine, so basically for about seven years now. They had been increasing in frequency and length. They were also accompanied by gastric reflux, trouble falling asleep, waking up and still feeling tired, dizziness, irritability during menses and constipation. These symptoms are specific to the liver organ. The first treatment had an immediate impact and her migraine completely disappeared. She continued to come in for another 10 treatments. Her sleep pattern improved quickly which helped reduce her fatigue and consequently eliminating the fatigue she felt upon awaking.

  • The gastric reflux disappeared and she started having regular bowel movements. The dizziness and irritability during her menstruations have been a bit tougher to treat and she has to return for other treatments from time to time.

  • She occasionally suffers from dizziness and headaches because she still has trouble sleeping sometimes, however the symptoms disappear during treatments.

  • Migraines are not typically treated so easily. In Chinese medicine, there are 21 different syndromes to explain headaches. Plants can also be used to help relieve pain when the energy is too depleted.