If you suffer from headaches, you are not alone. Over 50 million of us experience some form of a severe headache at some point in our lives.
Whenever you experience minor head pain or severe migraines, headaches can take valuable time out of your day and your life, and leave you searching for relief.
One common way people seek relief is by reaching for drugs and other medications. This may work temporarily and can help you get out of pain fast.
Unfortunately, common headache medications do not address the root cause(s), and when used over long periods of time can cause unwanted side effects.
There are various kinds of headaches:
Tension, migraine, cluster, sinus, hormone, rebound, and organic.
Migraines are one of the most common types of headaches. A migrate often begins as a dull ache and then develops into a constant, throbbing pain that one may feel at the temples, as well as the front or back of one side of the head.
The pain is usually accompanied by nausea and vomiting, sensitivity to light, and noise.
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) offer a safe and effective approach to relieving headache pain, without causing harmful side effects.
These healing methods provide a comprehensive diagnostic protocol that can help your acupuncturist understand and address the root cause(s) of your headaches.
Causes of Headaches
There are many factors in TCM theory that may play a key role in the root cause(s) of a headache.
These include body constitution, emotional health, excessive work, social activities and exercise, improper diet, physical trauma, and hormones.
Headaches can also be diagnosed according to specific symptoms, times of occurrence, location, type of pain, and triggers.
A Natural Path to Relief
Acupuncture and TCM take a holistic or whole-body approach to health. Your practitioner will take a detailed health history, and perform a physical exam to determine how and why your body’s vital energy, or Qi (pronounced chee), is out of balance and identify what type of headache you are experiencing.
To determine the most effective care, he/she will focus on the root cause(s) of the problem.
During treatment, in order to restore the body’s balance and energy flow, fine, sterile needles will be inserted at specific points of the body.
Based on your unique symptoms, your acupuncturist will choose to concentrate on acupuncture points related to specific organs.
Afterward, a variety of self-care techniques may be prescribed to expedite your healing process further.
Acupuncture care is extremely effective in reducing the frequency and severity of many types of painful conditions, including headaches and migraines, naturally.
By working with us and adopting some simple lifestyle changes, you will be on your way toward a healthier, happier, pain-free life.
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