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Singapore Paincare TCM Wellness provides holistic TCM treatment for headache/migraine. Our Yin-Yang harmony approach to alleviating headaches/migraine focuses on correcting qi flow for long-term healing and improvement.


TCM view

In TCM theory, there are 2 main causes of pain. The first is the stagnation of the qi and blood flow, causing the obstruction of the meridian points and leading to pain (不通则痛). The second cause is the deficiency of the yin and yang in the various organs (不荣则痛).

Western view

A headache is caused by signals interacting between the brain, blood vessels, and surrounding nerves. An unknown mechanism activates specific nerves responsible for affecting muscles and blood vessels in the brain.

Common Types of Headache/Migraine Conditions

  • Tension Headache
  • Thunderclap Headache
  • Tension Headache
  • Thunderclap Headache
  • Ice Pick Headache
  • Vestibular Migraine
  • Ice Pick Headache
  • Vestibular Migraine

Symptoms / Diagnosis

Headaches may appear at different parts of the head, of which different acupoints may be used. Many migraine patients may also have nausea and vomiting, poor sleep and general tiredness.


Our TCM headache/migraine relief treatment protocol seeks to accurately diagnose the root cause of pain and relieve pain. Our unique treatment protocol is built upon curative TCM methods and physical therapies to boost recovery.

TCM Programme

Step 1:


The physician will conduct a one-to-one consultation to investigate your symptoms and devise a TCM Migraine treatment plan to suit your condition.

Step 2:

Customised TCM Treatment

You will undergo the TCM treatment/s administered by our physician and/or therapist.

Step 3:

Physical Movement Therapy (if needed)

Our physician/ therapist will guide you through a physical movement therapy developed by our physiotherapist to assist your recovery journey at home.

Types of TCM Treatments for Headache / Migraine


What Are The Benefits Of This Treatment?

This treatment protocol aims to reduce the occurrence of headache/migraine and restore your body to health, improving your overall well-being.

How Many Sessions Are Needed To See Improvement?

Recommended at least 6 sessions for sustained improvement of the headache/migraine. Treatment should be done once a week or more to see better results. Pain reduction varies for each individual, depending on the severity and length of period the condition has persisted, but we typically see our patient experience improvements after 3 sessions of treatments.

Are There Any Post Treatment Advisory?

• Be in a quiet and calm environment and avoid stressful or emotional situations during this time as much as possible.
• Make sure to eat more nutritiously and avoid cold drinks during this time.


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