Migraines, Headaches & Acupuncture
Posted in Conditions Treated With Acupuncture
|Despite recent advances in research, migraines and headaches are a poorly understood neurological disorder with an unclear pathogenesis. Fortunately, research studying the effectiveness of using acupuncture to treat headaches has been positive. Acupuncture has been shown to modulate cranial blood flow, decrease the severity of pain, reduce the frequency of migraine onset and prevent of future episodes.
The symptoms of headache disorders have become all too familiar to a large proportion of the population. Each day, many individuals are dealing with unilateral or bilateral head pain accompanied with nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light or sound.
There are many different types of headache classifications, the most common are: tension-type headache, migraine, cluster headache and chronic daily headache syndrome. The most important aspect of diagnosing and treating headache disorders is to identify the underlying cause. This means assessing every aspect of the individual and looking for imbalances on a physical and energetic level.
Treatment consists of a series of acupuncture sessions about two times per week and making lifestyle changes to avoiding triggers (such as caffeine), manage stress and increase physical activity. The goal of treatment is to correct each individual’s dysfunction by promoting the body’s natural self-healing mechanisms.
Studies suggest that acupuncture is as effective as and possibly more effective than conventional drug treatments. It has fewer side effects and is a viable treatment option for those seeking natural care and permanent relief.
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