Ocular Migraine

What is Ocular Migraine ?

Ocular migraines are actually a group of different conditions of unclear origin, that all usually affect your vision temporarily, with or without causing pain. They are different from your classic migraine headache, which causes moderate to severe headache lasting up to 72 hours, and can be accompanied by other symptoms such as photophobia, nausea etc. 

They tend to affect women more than men. 


There are two types of ocular migraine: ophthalmic (migraine with aura) and retinal migraines.

Ophthalmic Migraine Symptoms (migraine with aura)

  • Visual changes in both eyes

  • A blank spot or blurred area in the visual field

  • Flickering or shimmering of light in the peripheral vision

  • Bright colored streaks or zigzag lines 

  • Sensitive or painful area on the face or head during, before or after the migraine

Retinal Migraine Symptoms

  • Loss of sight in one eye, lasting less than one hour

  • Possible headache

  • Photosensitivity and photophobia (symptoms are made worse by lights)

  • Throbbing or pulsing feeling

  • Feeling worse when you move around

Migraines with aura though possibly very painful, are not dangerous in the sense that they cause no permanent visual or brain damage, and do not require treatment. Retinal migraines however have more potential for long-term vision loss.


Either way, we do recommend you get examined and followed by your eye doctor in order to rule out major concerns.

What can taproot acupuncture & herbs

do for Ocular Migraines ?

At taproot, we provide you with a complete integrative protocol that includes acupuncture, micro-current stimulation for your eyes, personalized herbal formulas and supplements, as well as lifestyle and nutrition recommendations. 

Acupuncture treatment benefits the eyes by regulating blood flow and improving the circulation to the back of the eye and to the brain in general. Acupuncture helps in reducing stress and triggers, relaxing the muscles of the neck and shoulders

About us

At taproot acupuncture & herbs, we believe in attentive care and excellent treatment by highly trained and experienced acupuncturists.

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First time visit

First time patients can expect a 90-minute visit. The practitioner will first listen in-depth to your history and concerns. The treatment then consists of acupuncture and other modalities as determined.

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For each visit

  • Wear loose-fitting and comfortable clothing

  • Have eaten a little (do not come hungry)

  • Always arrive 5-10 minutes before your appointment and allow time to fill out first-time patient paperwork 

Find us

90 North Baldwin ave, suite 3

Sierra Madre, CA 91024

(626) 841-2991


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