Acupuncture for Headaches

Many people suffer from headaches but few people know that chinese medicine is an extremely effective and natural, drug free way to relieve headaches. Acupuncture and chinese herbs can treat migraines, cluster headaches, tension headaches, sinus headaches, headaches from trigeminal neuralgia, whiplash and hypertension.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) recognizes that not all headaches are the same. As with any condition, an acupuncturist treats the individual and not the disease. Two people coming into the clinic , both with migraines, may not necessarily receive the same acupuncture treatment or herbal remedy. Treatment is based on the individuals signs and symptoms, the appearance of their tongue and their pulse. Instead of covering up the symptoms with powerful drugs, the Chinese medical approach works to reduce the frequency, intensity and duration of headaches by treating the root – the underlying cause of the headache. Many people can reduce or eliminate their medication with the help of chinese medicine.

Migraines are frequently related to the Liver organ system, but headaches can also be caused by an imbalance in the Spleen, Stomach or Kidney organ system. Occassionaly y, they can also be caused by physical trauma. Acupuncture can also treat the “branch” – the actual pain of the headache itself. Acupuncture during a migraine or other headache can usually relieve, or at the least, significantly reduce the pain. If you can catch it early enough, then acupuncture can preventthe headache from coming on. 

Living Points Community Acupuncture Clinic offers treatments on a sliding scale of $20-50 per treatment with an additional one time paperwork fee of $10 for the first treatment. No income verification is ever required. Our primary goal is to make acupuncture affordable enough for people to come as frequently as needed in order to get the best possible results. Medical histories are always done in private.

 

 

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