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.” ~Naomi Noyes
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.
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
- Stress and tension
- 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.”
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!
Miss work or can’t function normally during migraine attack
Have consulted a physician at some time seeking treatment for migraine pain
Have one or more migraine attacks monthly
Have severe disability requiring reducing activities or bed rest
British Acupuncture council Info
Acupuncture for Treatment of Chronic Pain Conditions