MIGRAINE IN THAI TRADITIONAL MEDICINE

  • Sarinrat Khotaphan Faculty of Science and Technology, Phranakhon Rajabhat University
Keywords: Migraine, Lom Pakang, Thai traditional medicine

Abstract

Migraine is the most common during reproductive age and more likely to occur in females than males. There are many triggering factors. Migraine can be compared to the disease in Thai Traditional Medicine called “Lom Pakang”. Which is a disease cause by abnormal wind element or other element abnormal but affect wind element. According to the theory of Thai Traditional Medicine, Human body is composed by four elements: earth, water, wind, and fire. If one or more is abnormal, it will cause illness. Thus, the principle of treating migraine with Thai Traditional Medicine is to rebalance the four elements. by giving herbal medicine from Thailand National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM), scriptures or even a specific drug based on personal “Samutthan” analysis. In addition, there are medical procedure such as Royal Thai Massage, Herbal Compress, Herbal Steam, Give an advice to avoid the triggering factor by themselves with an ancient stretching exercise called “Ruesi Datton”. to treat and prevent it from returning. In addition, it is also to preserve the identity of the Thai national heritage to remain persistent.

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Published
2021-05-23
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บทความทางวิชาการ (Article)