Acupuncture Beats Headaches!

Existing evidence supports the use of Acupuncture in the treatment of headaches. Acupuncture can bring fast and effective relief without the side effects of prescription and over-the-counter medication.

In my experience, I have found that some headaches respond better than others with acupuncture treatment. There are several different types of headaches. As an Acupuncturist, the location of the headache (ie. temples, behind the eyes, top of head, back of head etc) is important in determining the cause. Also the type of pain- is it dull and pounding or sharp?

The nature of the headache will determine whether it is due to deficiency, stagnation or an excess condition. In Chinese Medicine it is important to establish the origin of the pain in order to treat headaches effectively.

Tension headaches, which usually originate at the back of the head or neck and often move around to the temples, have the most favorable prognosis. I use a combination of Acupuncture, Massage, PNF stretches and Cranio-Sacral Therapy , which are remarkably effective over a relatively short period of time.

Migraine headaches respond most effectively to a combination of Acupuncture, Massage and Chinese Herbal Medicine. Patients usually require ongoing treatment for several months to effectively resolve the problem. During the course of treatment, Migraines tend to reduce in regularity, length and severity so patients will feel better after the first couple of weeks.

If you suffer from any type of headache, I strongly encourage you to try Acupuncture as I guarantee it will change your life!

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