Traditional Oriental Medicine conceives of illness so differently from western medicine that the question "How does Oriental Medicine treat this or that illness?" requires a long answer. To create meaningful answers I decided on this format.
Western medicine definition of a disease or condtion.
Signs and symptoms of the disease or condition.
Possible diagnoses according to Oriental Medicine.
Some possible treatments according to Oriental Medicine.
According to WM: Pain of any duration, severity or quality in the head or neck.
Most common Diagnoses in OM: Pain in the head or neck due to (incomplete list):
External Wind - accompanied by Cold or Heat
Fire - in any/all Liver, Heart, Stomach
Internal or External Damp/Phlegm
Liver Yang Rising
Stagnation of the Gallbladder meridian
Stagnation of the Bladder Meridian