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January 15, 2021

Types of Migraines : Understanding a Neuro Disease

This video talks about the different types of migraines. A migraine is a pulsing or throbbing
pain in one side of the head. Subsequently, it causes nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light
and sound. Contrary to common beliefs, migraines are not all alike. Your migraine can be very
different from someone else’s. Thus, it is essential to identify the type of migraine you have.
To ensure you are doing the right course of action.

The three most common types of migraines include:

  • The first common type is the migraine with aura. It is also known as complicated
    migraine. It is because an aura can occur before or during a migraine attack. Specifically,
    an aura is a series of sensory and visual changes. These include zig-zags, black dots, and
    tingling numbness to one side of the body. To some, an aura serves as a warning sign.
    People with migraine confirm that it is a prelude to incoming severe head pain. 
  • The second common type is migraine without aura. It a pulsing and throbbing pain
    usually associated with migraine. This type of migraine can last anywhere from minutes
    to hours. However, without the warning phases like the aura, you will not see a common
    migraine coming until it occurs. 
  • The third common type is migraine without head pain. It is also called the silent or
    acephalgic migraine. In contrast to the other types of migraines, this migraine behaves
    differently. You experience the aura and all other visual discomforts. Other symptoms
    of migraines might also be present such as vomiting, sensitivity to light, or sound. The only
    thing that is missing is the headache. Hence, the name.

There are still several types of migraines with different characteristics and symptoms.
The above mentioned are just the most common types of migraines identified by the
International Headache Society.

If you want to know more about how Chinese medicine can help manage migraine symptoms,
call 07 3399 1002 or send an email to info@artofacupuncture.com.au.