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  • Acupuncture and Headache Relief

  • Headaches and migraines are something that many people suffer from. They are irritating and sometimes can even put you out of commission for an entire day or days. Headaches can be caused by serious medical conditions such as brain tumors or serious infections, or they can be experienced by people who do not suffer from these extreme diseases. These “everyday” headaches are typical and highly frequent for some people. Acupuncture has been found to be a great preventative measure when it comes to headache relief. Let us begin by defining some primary types of headaches.

    Types of Headaches

    Headache relief and prevention are possible with acupuncture

    The most common type of headache is known simply as a “tension headache.” This is a light to sever pressure that is felt on the head. They can be short or sometimes last for extended periods of time.

    Migraines seem to be in specific regions of the head and scalp. They are identified by a throbbing or pulsating pain that can get better or worse with the passage of time. Migraines are usually exacerbated by external sources such as light or physical activity.

    Chronic headaches occur frequently. Typically, the person suffering from chronic headaches will need to seek some means of alleviation to get through their day. These pains can be very disturbing, and acupuncture treatment is an optimal way to prevent these chronic headaches and achieve headache relief!

    Acupuncture and Headache Relief

    Daily or emotional stress has been known to enhance or set off migraines. Treating them and preventing them with acupuncture may be your best bet. Acupuncture needles help to increase blood flow to the tissue on the head, an area sometimes affected by migraines or headaches. In addition, circulation is increased. Migraine pains have been found to be associated with poor circulation of blood to the head and brain.

    Acupuncture also helps to prevent future migraines. Intense stress causes the autonomic nervous system to get thrown out of balance. This imbalance can cause a number of bodily discomforts; headaches are a common one. Acupuncture helps to lower muscle tension in the tissue on the head and keep it relaxed. Keeping the tissue in this relaxed state helps to maintain autonomic nervous system balance and reduce future headaches’ severity and frequency.

    Conclusion

    It is apparent that headaches are no fun. Anyone who suffers from them can attest to that. The good part is that headache relief is possible. Acupuncture treatment is a great way to help you with these tribulations. Frequent treatment will help to keep you in balance and prevent future discomfort.

    As always, check with your trusted chiropractor if chiropractic adjustments or acupuncture is right for you. To learn more about how chiropractic, acupuncture, and massage can be an alternative to medication and surgery, visit our website, like us on Facebook and Instagram, or call us for an appointment.