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What is weekend headache?

Updated: Nov 23, 2021

There are many reasons why you may suffer from a headache. Chinese medicine considers headache as a disease and not a symptom. Out of many different reasons for this disease, Liver yang rising is the most common one. The excessive upward movement of liver yang energy can cause many types of headaches especially the one which is called "Migraine" in Western Medicine.

This specific type of headache initiates when a person works under stress and tension during the week. The condition of liver yang is masked and no obvious or significant symptoms are shown during this time. As the weekend starts and the person abruptly stops working, the yang energy flares up and causes severe headaches.

If any headache follows this pattern, it could be due to the liver yang rising and is referred to as "The weekend headache". Remember that liver yang rising can result in headaches that don't follow this pattern.

To treat the weekend headache, acupuncture and herbal therapy are great options. Also, being active during the weekend can help the condition as sudden inactivity triggers this type of headache.

Stay healthy,

Hooman Jamshidi

Registered massage therapist, Certified personal trainer, Student acupuncturist

Founder @ Dur1 Health

C: 416.726.4652

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