Headache is a common term that encompasses many different things. Headaches are pains that occur in any region of the head; they can occur on both sides the head or be isolated to a certain location. Headaches can radiate across the head from a central point or have a pincering vise-like quality. They can be sharp, throbbing or dull, appear gradually or suddenly and last for multiple days or less than an hour.
Acupuncture is becoming a more popular alternative treatment for the management of headaches and migraines. Acupuncture can be an effective prophylactic treatment and can also be used during an acute episode to decrease the intensity or make the migraine go away all together.
Why choose acupuncture?
• Can decrease pain with fewer side effects, if any at all
• Can prevent future episodes and provide sustained relief
• Can reduce the amount of medication you need to take
• Each treatment is individualized and not a ‘one pill treats all’ type of medicine. Traditional Chinese Medicine looks at each person as a unique individual and despite having the same symptoms as another person, your treatment may be completely different and individualized to you.