Many people experience headaches or migraines at some point in their life, and those that suffer from them regularly know how debilitating they can be.
According to the World Health Organization, half to three quarters of adults ages 18–65 years in the world have had headache in the last year and, among those individuals, 30% or more have reported migraine.
Headache disorders are a worldwide problem, affecting people of all ages, races, income levels and geographical areas.
Fortunately, acupuncture can provide relief, and even prevent future headache attacks. Modern Acupuncture is working to spread awareness on the use of this highly effective, thousands of years old practice to relieve headaches and migraines.
Headache disorders, or recurrent headaches of various types, are some of the most common disorders of the nervous system.
There are many different types of headaches, and each one has its unique root causes and symptoms. Generally, certain headaches are more likely to cause certain types of pain. Can acupuncture reduce the frequency of headaches and migraines?
The most common headache types are migraines, tension-type headaches, cluster headaches, and sinus headaches.
The WHO continue to clarify that headaches are often misdiagnosed and mistreated around the world. “Headache has been underestimated, under-recognized and under-treated throughout the world.”
Pain is a common condition treated with acupuncture as the practice increases blood flow and stimulates the body’s natural healing mechanisms.
These effects of acupuncture make it an effective method for treating pain throughout the entire body, especially headaches and migraines. Acupuncture is able to target the specific type of headache, as well as other areas of tension such as the neck and shoulders that often accompany headaches.
On-going research at some of the top universities around the world are confirming acupunctures benefits for pain and headaches. In fact, a meta-analysis studies on acupuncture shows that three months after starting acupuncture treatment, frequent headache or migraine sufferers experienced significantly fewer headache days than those receiving routine care or treatment with preventative drugs.
Many studies have concluded that acupuncture is safe, well tolerated and people receiving acupuncture reported fewer side effects than those receiving drugs.
The available evidence and research suggest that it can help relieve headache disorders in both the short-term and long-term without negative side-effects.
In addition to your acupuncture treatments, there are three main acupressure points that may offer some relief daily along with avoiding certain foods. View recent blog for more.
Acupuncture provides a virtually pain-free and non-invasive option for those who suffer from migraines and headaches. Our licensed acupuncturists at Modern Acupuncture are well trained on treating these conditions and are ready to discuss your specific symptoms and provide solutions to help your headaches and migraines.
“I initially went for help with headaches and stress after trying numerous other routes and nothing worked, but boy did this work! My headaches and other pains have completely disappeared, I am also not grinding my teeth anymore, and my stress is so significantly lower. I feel like a new person.”
- Paige (TX)
Modern Acupuncture® is a natural pain relief solution and the leading provider of acupuncture in the U.S. The most studied theories show that acupuncture stimulates the body to release naturally produced “feel good” endorphins and stimulate the parasympathetic or “rest and digest” response in our body.
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