Recognized by the World Health Organization, acupuncture is one of the most natural pathways to ease pain and reduce stress. This natural and effective remedy is proven to help those suffering from a wide range of ailments, including insomnia, headaches, digestive problems, chronic pain and PTSD, to only name a few.
If you are currently suffering from any of these symptoms, and in particular, headaches and nausea, it is reassuring to know that acupuncture could provide light at the end of the tunnel.
A common initial reaction to a headache or similar pain is to reach for over-the-counter painkillers for relief. However, overuse of certain medicines can take its toll on the body. A recent study has shown that ibuprofen, one of the most common over-the-counter painkillers, could increase the risk of heart failure by up to 20 percent. The risk can be even higher with other anti-inflammatory medicines.
Acupuncture, on the other hand, offers a natural path to relief, uses no drugs, is carried out in a relaxing environment and is tailored to the exact needs of the patient.
Headaches are generally recognized in two categories: primary and secondary. Both are accepted and treated in Western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine practices.
Migraines, tension headaches and cluster headaches fall under the primary headache category. Secondary headaches include headaches that are caused by a secondary condition such as brain tumors, dental disorders or sinus problems. Acupuncture is most commonly used to treat primary headaches as a standalone treatment but can also be used alongside other treatments to alleviate the symptoms caused by secondary headaches.
When the tiny needles used in acupuncture are inserted into carefully identified areas on the body, the body's natural painkillers are stimulated, increasing blood flow to tissues, muscles and nerves. The goal is to balance the body's energy, unblock areas where blood flow may be weak and relieve the symptoms of migraines and headaches.
Frequent or sudden nausea can be a very debilitating and frustrating condition, especially when there is no known underlying cause. Fortunately, relief can be found in acupuncture, which is widely understood as an effective treatment for nausea and a broad range of digestive ailments.
When receiving acupuncture to relieve nausea, your acupuncturist will tailor your treatment to your specific condition and symptoms. Whether your nausea is the result of a chronic condition, pregnancy or other illness or condition, your acupuncture treatment will be specialized to your circumstances.
Nausea is often present alongside a wide range of chemical and physical ailments. The most important thing is that you can recognize your symptoms and arrange acupuncture relief as quickly as possible.
If you are suffering from headaches, migraine or nausea, it's reassuring to know that there is an effective alternative to over-the-counter medicines and that relief lies in a proven natural treatment with a rich and respected history. At Modern Acupuncture we have years of experience in relieving an expansive range of ailments and our licensed acupuncturists are delighted to introduce you to a natural pathway to well-being and better health.