Updated: Mar 8, 2019
Acupuncture is a component of traditional Chinese Medicine that is widely used around the world to treat an array of different symptoms. Acupuncture is know for treating pain, illness, depression, and of course, headaches. There have been numerous studies done that have confirmed that acupuncture can relieve pain for people that experience chronic headaches. Since 1979, The World Health Organization (WHO) has endorsed acupuncture as one of the most promising treatment for relieving pain.
Acupuncture works by sticking needles into one’s skin to stimulate the nerve endings and release hormones, such as endorphins, that trigger a response in your body. The immune and circulation system stimulation are the proponents of acupuncture that relieve headache tension.
Headaches may result from a number of factors, including tension, muscle contraction, vascular problems, withdrawal from certain medications, abscesses, or injury.
Headaches fall into three main categories: tension-type, migraine, and cervicogenic. The most common headache is the tension-type. This is the type of headache that feels like a tight ban is wrapped around your head and is usually brought on by stress, inadequate sleep and/or poor posture.
Acupuncture is an effective treatment for treating all headaches such as migraine, tension, cluster, post-traumatic, and disease-related headaches that might be due to sinus problems, high blood pressure or sleeping disorders. The greatest advantage of acupuncture over Western Medicine is that it has virtually no side effects because it is a holistic way of healing.
If you suffer with one of the following types of headaches mentioned, call today to speak with one of our specialists.