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Migraine, Food

by: Joe Hing Kwok Chu

Some  people  are allergic to  certain food.

Food to avoid:

Monosodium glutamate, miso, soy sauce, liquid aminos, hydrolyzed protein, fermented food like: yogurt, beer, wine, aged cheese, pickles, cured meat: like ham, hot dog, bacon, corned beef, corned turkey, lunch meat.

Some people are allergic to over ripen bananas, citrus, and beans like soy bean, and lima bean.

Food may be beneficial to migraine:

Fish, fish oil, fish soup.

Food high in vitamin E: avocado, almond, sunflower seed, peanut or peanut butter (if you are not allergic to peanuts).

Sample of a Fish Dish

Ingredients: tian ma 25 g, chuan xiong10, fu ling 10 g,  1 fresh carp

Rinse rice and discard the water. Rinse again and save the water. Soak in chuan xiong, fu ling, tian ma for 4 to 6 hours. Take out tian ma pieces and place them in a bow and steam them on top of the rice (toward the end of cooking cycle). Place the tian ma pieces inside the cavity of cleaned carp. Place the carp in a bowl and add some ginger, green onion and water and steam it for 30 minutes. Add seasoning to taste.

Source: Huang Jie-Liang, director of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Division of Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital of Taipei City.

Sample of Folk medicine

Suitable for patients with liver yang ascending condition.

bai ju hua 9 gbai shao  9 gbai zhi  9 gbai ji li 3 g shi jue ming 30g.

Boil with water for 30 to 45 minutes and use as tea.


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