Headaches and migraine
Headache is a clinical symptom that may have a wide aetiology. Headache is a pain that we are unable to attribute to a specific structure (such as a tooth, nose, etc.) but which we feel diffused throughout the head. Brain tissue itself can not have pain because it has no pain receptors. Within the skull, however, there are many structures that nociceptors have - the cerebral vessels, dura mater and most of the tissues surrounding the CNS. An inflammatory process in the brain may increase cerebrospinal fluid pressure or otherwise irritate pain-sensitive structures.
There are different theories about migraine , but most recently, scientists tend to think that it may be a trigeminal nerve irritation that is transmitted from brain envelopes.
Headache can also be found in specific structures on the head or even beyond it (neck, shoulders, chest), our sensor system mistakenly translates it into the head. It is the pain of the neck muscles, shoulder muscles, etc. Another common cause of headaches are sinusitis and teeth inflammation. For middle ear inflammation, usually the most affected ear is the ear, but intense pain is projected across the head. Other causes of headache are salivary gland inflammation, conjunctivitis, inflammation of the tear gland. A totally different type of headache is again caused by an injury (that is, when the head is a bit hard). We can see that the cause of a headache can be very serious ( not to mention cancer ), so for long-lasting headaches, we should not hesitate to visit a doctor. Self-treatment adaptogens, which should also be carried out under the supervision of a doctor of medical botany, are the second most important.
Ginseng in headaches
There are so many reasons why headaches originate. Among the different types of headache there are several such that the ginseng occupies:
- Headache due to inflammation of the brain and its envelopes - neuroprotective effects of ginseng
- Migraine due to trigeminal nerve irritation by inflammation of the envelopes - neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory effects
- Headache due to injury and contact sports - Ginseng effects in injuries
- Headache due to neck and shoulder pain - anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect
- Ginseng is also effective against flu , which is another major source of headache
For other specific inflammations of the jaw, facial and ocular structures, general recommendations can not be given. The decision on the use of ginseng should be made by a physician or ginseng known to MUDr. Immunomodulatory effects of ginseng in acute, especially bacterial inflammation are unclear (the TCM advises him to avoid these cases) and the treatment procedure must be followed by a physician. However, we have already gone far beyond the "headache".