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Academic Journal of Medicine & Health Sciences, 2024, 5(2); doi: 10.25236/AJMHS.2024.050209.

Treatment of Cervicogenic Headache by Horizontal Penetration Needling Method Combined with Dialectical Point Selection


Shi Huifen1, Fan Gangqi2

Corresponding Author:
Fan Gangqi

1Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, Nanjing, Jiangsu, 210000, China

2Nanjing Hospital of Chinese Medicine, Nanjing, Jiangsu, 210000, China


Cervicogenic headache syndrome belongs to the category of "head wind" in Chinese medicine, which is very common in people with headache. In clinical practice, Professor Fan Gangqi summarized four common pathogenesis: stasis blocking brain collaterals, wind-cold blocking collaterals, liver-yang hyperactivity, and deficiency of Qi and blood. Therefore, the clinical treatment of cervical headache with horizontal penetration needling method combined with syndrome differentiation and point selection was very good. Summarizing his clinical experience is conducive to the inheritance of famous TCM academic thoughts and providing reference for clinical practice.


Acupuncture; Horizontal penetration needling; Point selection based on syndrome differentiation; cervicogenic headache syndrome

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Shi Huifen, Fan Gangqi. Treatment of Cervicogenic Headache by Horizontal Penetration Needling Method Combined with Dialectical Point Selection. Academic Journal of Medicine & Health Sciences (2024), Vol. 5, Issue 2: 54-61. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJMHS.2024.050209.


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