Acupuncture Headache Relief – Your Natural Migraine Solution

Headaches and migraines can be debilitating. So much so, that even the in-between times can be stressful, worrying about the next headache event. Many of us are under the impression that chronic headaches and migraines are something we have to live with — something that we can manage with medication, a dark quiet room, and some lifestyle changes. But management is not a solution, it’s a work-around. See Chad’s video below explaining how Chinese Medicine successfully addresses migraines and headaches. 

“For so much of my life I had suffered from tension headaches and migraines. I always thought it would just be a part of my life and never thought there was anything that I could do about it.”

 

Chances are if you’ve found this page it’s because you — like many others — are looking for natural remedies for your migraines and headaches. More of us are searching for drug-free, natural and lasting treatments for pain. Acupuncture, Massage, Chinese and Japanese medicine offers us just that — A natural solution to chronic headaches. Here’s the interesting thing: 

There are over 300 different types of headaches and they can be caused by multiple factors.

These factors can become compounded over the years and create a cycle of pain called

The Pain-Spasm-Pain Cycle

The migraine causes muscle pain and tightness in the neck — which leads to tension headaches — which leads to migraines.

 

Recently I suffered from near- constant severe headaches for four months straight.  I saw six doctors, including a neurologist, had multiple tests and scans, and was prescribed a plethora of prescription meds.  Nothing seemed to help. The headaches were incapacitating and taking a toll on my mental and emotional health. Thankfully I made an appointment with Chad and after my first visit, my worst type of headache completely went away.  After two more visits, my lesser (remaining) headaches had completely stopped as well. Chad has really helped restore my quality of life and I would highly recommend him for anyone suffering with chronic headaches.

W. Hamm

There are numerous clinical trials as to the efficacy of acupuncture in treating migraines and other pain conditions. Here are Five Western Theories on how acupuncture works.

Chinese medicine looks at what is contributing to the pain. There are common contributing factors to why people suffer from chronic headaches and migraines.

Five Contributing Factors to Headache and Migraine Pain

  1. Hormones
  2. Toxicity
  3. Stress and tension
  4. Anxiety
  5. Spinal Injury (including tailbone, low back, neck)

Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture allows us to get at the multiple factors contributing to your headaches. When we understand what is at play, we can get to the “root” cause(s) of your pain, creating lasting relief.

The idea of Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can be daunting and mysterious. The best way to understand it is to try it. 

“I was hesitant but was experiencing so many headaches, sometimes three a week, that I was desperate for help.”

Meet Naomi…

For so much of my life I had suffered from tension headaches and migraines. I always thought it would just be a part of my life and never thought there was anything that I could do about it. I learned about Chad from my husband, who had benefited immensely from acupuncture treatments with his chronic knee tendonitis. I was hesitant but was experiencing so many headaches, sometimes three a week, that I was desperate for help. My first meeting with Chad was eye-opening. He was kind, thorough and made many connections between my headaches, my posture, my career and my past injuries. I left there feeling empowered and hopeful. After five treatments with Chad I was astounded by the benefits. Not only did I stop experiencing weekly headaches but after almost a year of my first treatment, I am thrilled to say that I almost never get headaches now. I feel like Chad was able to relieve tension that I had been carrying around in my neck and shoulders since I was a teenager. I cannot express my gratitude for him and his practice. I never thought my headaches were something I could change, I had accepted them as something to live with and suffer through. Now, almost a year later, my day to day life is completely different. I no longer have to suffer through weekly headaches or migraines and I am better equipped to deal with tension and stress. I only wish I had tried this sooner!

 

Naomi Noyes

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Kerry Dontchos
Kerry Dontchos
21:08 18 Apr 20
I went to see Chad for a bad ankle sprain but ended up getting more than just recovery from that injury. Not only do I... know that together Chad and I can resolve any potential residual weakness or susceptibility, I am also reminded how much my body craves healing other areas of tension and release. Chad has a very calm presence, focuses deeply on the areas of injury or concern and is comforting in sharing what he is doing and why. I felt confident in his work and supported in competent hands. I know if I ever want to feel better in my body, ease in my spirit and generally relaxed and refreshed, I can just go see Chad.read more
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Myrick Rozier
16:42 04 Dec 19
Chad was very down to Earth and treated my shoulder very directly. I was immediately out of long term pain and have... range of motion that I have not had for a long time in my shoulder. He also treated other muscles in my body that allow me to move with greater ease. I would definitely recommend him!read more
Denise Pesce
Denise Pesce
22:51 23 Nov 19
Chad has been a tremendous help to me during my recovery from my lung surgery. After every treatment I would feel... improvement in my breathing and overall well being. I have had accupuncture in the past but he is definitely by far the best I have experienced.read more
Jennifer Curtis
Jennifer Curtis
16:46 30 Sep 19
Chad has been instrumental in my healing journey. Having dealt with this injury for over 3 years, he has been precise... and effective in helping me pinpoint the problem. My range of motion is gradually returning. He is also very helpful with follow up tips on stretching to help with mobility. Highly recommend!read more
susan weidel
susan weidel
15:39 04 Sep 19
I was experiencing pain in my right hand and arm. After a few treatment sessions with Chad, I am feeling much better. ... I was also worried about an upcoming heart test, an echocardiogram, and I am happy to say that the results were positive, normal heart pumping!read more
laneywax .
laneywax .
18:53 30 Jul 19
Finding Chad and Nicolle Johnson was perhaps my luckiest day this year. I had hurt my back badly at the very same time... I began suffering with Plantar Fasciitis. Then my allergies kicked in as well as assorted aches and pains. I searched for an acupuncturist on line; intuitively my search led me to a kind and caring conversation with Nicolle who correctly convinced me that Chad was the one I needed to meet. I’ve been seeing Chad for over two months in his peaceful, Zen-like office. With natural kindness and patience, Chad listens intently until his extraordinary ‘chad radar’ turns on. Then, miraculously, he begins to connect pain with source, pain with source. How he does this is not only fascinating, it feels magical. He finds pain that I didn’t know existed and, most often, appears to be at the root of my physical issues. I happily offer my highest recommendation and know that if you come to Chad for healing, you are going to feel better and blessed.read more
Emily Rice
Emily Rice
01:24 04 Apr 18
Inital appointment 2 months post arthroscopic knee surgery. Could not walk down hill without pain. My goal, as a long... term runner, was to get back on the road. I am now training for a sprint Triathalon and while still slow, there is no pain and I look forward to continuing to improve. Chad knew just what to do, where to put needles and had lots of helpful advice. Grateful.read more
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SMcC
13:19 20 Mar 18
Chad is a valuable partner in any healing effort; his broad knowledge of Japanese acupuncture training, massage and... spirit are integrated into a powerful and skillful healing practice. He is sensitive, intuitive and responsive. I say 2017 was a year in which I healed. Chad was the primary practitioner in my healing, and I am forever grateful.read more
Christina Muth
Christina Muth
14:43 28 Aug 17
Chad Johnson is a skilled and caring practitioner. I have received great care and valuable information with each... session. I truly believe in his acupuncture practice for my neck and shoulder chronic pain relief.read more
Dru Shelby
Dru Shelby
17:55 26 Jun 17
I have suffered with nerve pain since 2006 and tried many acupuncturists and physical therapists over the years. After... my first visit with Chad I noticed some immediate results. After 3 visits most of my pain is gone! Chad has great skills and I am singing his praises all over town. He is a wonderful healer and I feel blessed to have found him.read more
W Hamm
W Hamm
15:59 14 Mar 17
Recently I suffered from near- constant severe headaches for four months straight. I saw six doctors, including a... neurologist, had multiple tests and scans, and was prescribed a plethora of prescription meds. Nothing seemed to help. The headaches were incapacitating and taking a toll on my mental and emotional health. Thankfully I made an appointment with Chad and after my first visit, my worst type of headache completely went away. After two more visits, my lesser (remaining) headaches had completely stopped as well. Chad has really helped restore my quality of life and I would highly recommend him for anyone suffering with chronic headaches.read more
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