Acupuncture for Headaches

Pounding Head? Find Lasting Relief with Acupuncture for Headaches & Migraines

Acupuncture for headaches and migraines is an effective natural solution. These unwelcome visitors can disrupt your day, leaving you throbbing in pain and yearning for relief. But what causes these headaches, and is there a natural way to prevent them?

Western Medicine and Headaches/Migraines

Western medicine categorises headaches into various types, like tension headaches and migraines. While the exact cause of migraines remains unclear, tension headaches are often linked to stress and muscle tension. Treatment typically involves pain relievers, muscle relaxants, or preventive medications for migraines.

The Limitations of Western Medicine for Headaches/Migraines

While medications can offer temporary relief, they may come with side effects and don’t address the root cause of the headaches or migraines. Additionally, finding the right medication can be a trial-and-error process.

Acupuncture: A Holistic Approach to Headache Relief

Acupuncture offers a natural and holistic approach to managing headaches and migraines. It views these issues as signs of energy imbalances within the body’s “Qi” system. Depending on the specific element out of balance, the headaches can manifest with different characteristics.

Acupuncture treatments involve stimulating specific acupuncture points along meridians to restore balance and improve the flow of Qi. Research suggests acupuncture may be effective in preventing and treating headaches/migraines. A 2016 study published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that acupuncture significantly reduced the frequency and intensity of migraines in patients [1]. Another study published in Cephalalgia in 2010 showed that acupuncture was as effective as medication in preventing episodic tension headaches [2].

Ben’s Story: Conquering Headaches with Acupuncture

Ben, a 28-year-old software developer, was plagued by chronic headaches for years. The throbbing pain would strike unexpectedly, hindering his productivity and social life. He tried over-the-counter pain relievers, but the relief was temporary, and he worried about potential side effects.

Desperate for a long-term solution, Ben decided to try acupuncture. During his consultation, Caryn identified a number of blockages between meridian channels on the head which can cause pain and headaches.  Through personalised acupuncture treatments, Ben noticed a gradual decrease in the frequency and intensity of his headaches. He also felt a calmer and more balanced disposition.

Conclusion: A Future Free from Headaches

Acupuncture provided Ben with a natural and lasting solution to his headaches. By addressing the underlying energy imbalance, acupuncture helped him regain control of his health and well-being.

If you’re struggling with chronic headaches or migraines, Acupuncture may be the answer. Unlike medications, it focuses on restoring balance within your body, promoting long-term relief and overall well-being.

Citations:

  1. Treatment of Chronic Migraine with Acupuncture.  The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, ncbi.nlm.nih.gov, doi:10.1089/acm.2015.0322.
  2. Acupuncture for the Prevention of Episodic Tension-Type Headache. Cephalalgia, doi:10.1111/j.1468-2982.2009.01997.x.

With over 28 years of clinical experience, I am still fascinated by the power of this system of medicine and it’s ability to change mental, emotional and physical symptoms. It’s incredibly rewarding to make such a tangible difference in people’s lives. Contact me and I will be happy to talk to you about whether this treatment is right for you.