Pi Needle Therapy for Migraine
With the development of medicine, people are more and more aware of the relationship between migraine and the greater occipital nerve.
The greater occipital nerve is the medial branch of the dorsal rami of the 2nd cervical nerve. The second cervical nerve comes from the intervertebral foramen formed by the combination of the shallow groove between the posterior arch of the atlas and the lamina of the axis vertebrae, then it goes below the inferior oblique muscle, and divides into a smaller lateral branch and a larger medial branch. The lateral branch innervates splenius capitis, longissimus capitus, and semispinatus capitis, and the medial branch constitutes the greater occipital nerve, which goes obliquely to the inside and then passes through the semispinalis capitulus to the outside, deep to the trapezius aponeurosis. After coming out, it passes through the aponeurosis and the deep fascia of the neck to subcutaneous, divides into several branches, accompanies the branches of the occipital artery and vein, distributes from the upper nuchal line to the skin of the top of the skull, and extends forward to the upper part of the frontal orbit .
Due to the accumulated stress of the neck, cold stimulation, etc., the tension of the neck muscles is unbalanced, which leads to the dislocation of the upper cervical joints, especially the instability and dislocation of the atlantoaxial joints, which can easily deform the posterior intervertebral foramen, reduce the volume, and compress Or stimulate the second pair of cervical spinal nerves to cause greater occipital neuralgia; or long-term strain causes neck muscle tension, fascia hypertrophy, muscle fibrosis, etc. to compress the greater occipital nerve that passes through it, causing neurological symptoms; The stimulation of nerve endings by inflammation may also induce greater occipital neuralgia.
Therefore, the dislocation of the upper cervical joints, especially the disordered stimulation or compression of the C2 spinal nerve or neck muscle fascia tension, contracture, local inflammation and other stimuli, and neuralgia induced by compression of the greater occipital nerve are the causes of the disease. According to the etiology, migraine can treated by correcting the disordered upper cervical joints, improving the position of the C2 nerve root, eliminating the abnormal stress of the cervical muscles. And the minimally invasive Pi needle is used to loosen the tense and contracted cervical and occipital fascia by using the principle of tension reduction, so as to improve Local circulation promotes the absorption of inflammation, unblocks the nerves, restores its normal conduction, and relieves head and neck symptoms. The combination of the two achieves the effect of “softening the bones and tendons”. It takes into account the balance of the overall strength of the spine, so patient can often see the stady and fast effect comparing many other treatments.