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
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