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Major contributor to migraine, neck, and shoulder pain

Is the Brain the Cause of Migraines & Headaches?

When experiencing a headache or migraine, individuals often assume that the brain is the underlying cause. However, if CT scans and MRI scans reveal no abnormalities, it is probable that the source of the problem lies elsewhere. What other factors could potentially be responsible?

Interestingly, brain tissue and brain cells do not possess pain receptors. The transmission of pain signals likely originates from the pain-sensitive complex, where numerous nerve endings are concentrated. Even the slightest stimulation of this complex can trigger pain. Migraines and headaches occur when the pain-sensitive complex becomes strained, compressed, inflamed, or irritated.

The Most Effective Way to Adjust the Delicate Pain-sensitive Complex is Using MBR  Therapy

Major contributor to migraine, neck, and shoulder pain

Root Causes of
Headache & Migraine

Distortion in the OUT-COMPLEX (occipital-upper cervical-temporomandibular joint complex) is the primary culprit behind chronic headaches and migraines, as it directly stimulates the pain-sensitive system.

Chronic headaches are categorized into six patterns based on the misalignment of the OUT-Complex, which includes brain arteries, veins, and venous sinuses, dura, vascular vessels at the base of the skull, cranial nerves 5, 6, 7, 9, and 10, as well as muscles, myofascial tissues, and the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connecting the nerves in the occipital head, head, neck, and shoulders. The pain-sensitive structures mentioned are vulnerable to pulling, twisting, and pressure, leading to headache symptoms.

The misalignment of the OUT-Complex acts as a trigger, stimulating the pain-sensitive structures. This misalignment serves as the root cause of headaches, ultimately resulting in the activation of the pain-sensitive system.


Type of Chronic Headache

Type 1. Migraines can only be alleviated by undisturbed sleep

These migraines are triggered by the stimulation of the cervical nerve, which occurs due to degenerative changes in the occipital joint.

Type 2. Pain around eyebrows
The pain experienced around the eyebrows is caused by the misalignment of the C1, C2, and C3 vertebrae, which leads to the stimulation of the spinal nerves C2, C3, and C4.
Type 3. Severe Neuralgia
Severe occipital neuralgia, which can be triggered by even the slightest pressure on the head, is caused by the stimulation of the spinal nerves C2 and C3. This stimulation is often a result of posture abnormalities, muscle tension, neck issues, and other related factors.
Type 4. Trigeminal neuralgia, affecting half of the head and face

This type of migraine is caused by the stimulation of the trigeminal nerve. This stimulation can be attributed to issues such as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems and deviation of the C1 and C2 vertebrae.

Type 5. TMJ headache due to imbalance of the jaw joints
TMJ headaches occur as a result of an imbalance in the jaw joints. This imbalance can lead to the stimulation of cranial nerves, blood vessels, and muscles surrounding the jaw joints.
Type 6. Muscle tension headache
Muscle tension headaches occur due to the irritation of the fascia and periosteum beneath the scalp. This irritation is often caused by mental stress and an imbalance in the shoulder-neck muscles.
Type 7. Post-traumatic headache after concussion
Post-traumatic headaches that occur after a concussion are caused by the stimulation of the meninges. This stimulation is a result of the cranial shock or shaking experienced during the traumatic event.
Type 8. Headache due to indigestion

Headaches resulting from indigestion are caused by the stimulation of the cranial nerve due to the digestive issues.

The Korean Medical Classification

Types of Headaches According to Differential Diagnosis

Stress Type
(Liver Qi Stagnation)

Stomach Type
(Phlegm Obstruct the Channel)

Respiratory type
(Oxygen supply)

Deficiency Heat Type
Coldness Type
Migraine Type
Blood Stagnation Type
Dampness / Fluid Accumulation Type