In my previous blogs I have discussed acupuncture for treatment of various common ailments and here one of the most common being headaches. Here we will look at how Acupuncture has been found effective in treatment of various types of headaches.
Headaches are a common complaint and while sometimes notoriously difficult treat, can be the cause of considerable distress. Acupuncture has been used to treat a wide variety of headaches, particularly migraines, the results very encouraging. And while a large percentage of all headache sufferers obtain significant lasting pain relief, migraines seem to respond as well as, if not better than, other types.
Acupuncture therapy may cause the headaches to vanish completely, or occur with a markedly decreased intensity and/or frequency. The pain relief can sometimes be maintained for years and re-treatment is usually required less frequently for headaches than for some other conditions. Acupuncture promotes muscle relaxation therefore most patients experience relief during or after an acupuncture session. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has a very consistent and philosophically-based framework for headache etiology, and has been applied to headaches from its earliest beginnings.
The greatest advantage of acupuncture over Western medicine is that it does virtually no harm. Some medications can have serious side effects and can (in some instances) actually lead to a “rebound” headache. Unlike synthetic drugs, acupuncture has virtually no side effects. If you or someone you know has been having headaches, why don’t you give acupuncture a try? Most patients find it very euphoric. Below are some links that are of good reference to headaches and acupuncture. It can help you live a longer, healthier, pain free life.
Yours in health,
Martha E Hall L.Ac Dipl OM