Migraine Headaches Cause: Can Be Related to Time of Day
Do your migraines start at the same time each day? If so, you are getting a clue as to their cause and how you can get relief or even be cured.
Acupuncture/Acupressure Explains How This Works
Acupuncture/Acupressure is a discipline based on the concept of ‘chi’ or life force. Life force is the vital energy that circulates throughout your body in channels (called meridians). Chi flows primarily along your nervous system, bringing nourishment and helping to maintain every part of your body.
Meridians Are Related to All of Your Vital Organs
There are twelve major meridians in your body. Each of these meridians is related to and named after an organ or function. Each major meridian, along with its network of smaller channels, forms a defined route for chi to travel in your body.
The twelve major meridians are: bladder; gall bladder; heart; kidney; large intestine; liver; lung; sex circulation; small intestine; spleen & pancreas; stomach; thyroid & thymus (also called tri-heater.)
Ebb and Flow in the Meridians
Energy enters the lung meridian and travels through each of the other meridians like water flowing through canals. There is an ebb and flow in these meridians, just as there is in the tides of the ocean. The energy in each of the twelve meridians reaches a maximum during a specific two-hour period each day; similarly, the energy in each meridian reaches a minimum during another specific two-hour period. For example, the energy of the liver meridian is at its highest between 1 and 3 a.m.; it is at its lowest between 1 and 3 p.m. The energy of the small intestine meridian is at its highest between 1 and 3 p.m.; it is at its lowest between 1 and 3 a.m.
How Does This Help You?
A problem in your body is most likely to occur when a meridian’s energy is at its lowest or at its highest.
For example, if your headaches always begin at 2 a.m. each morning, there is a chance that the cause of your migraine is related either to your liver or to your small intestine.
What Can You Do with This Information?
Keep track of when your headaches start, or when they get worse; see if this happens at the same time each day.
If it does, consult a health care professional whose treatment includes acupressure/acupuncture and who understands the timing effect of the meridians. This person may be able to determine which of your organs is being affected, and what help will give you relief or possibly even cure your migraines.