Migraines

Migraines

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Acupuncture for Migraines

A migraine is more than just a bad headache. Migraines stem from neurological problems and can have debilitating effects. Approximately 39 million Americans suffer from migraines. In addition to severe throbbing pain, migraines often bring other symptoms like nausea, dizziness, facial pain, and sensitivity to sound, light, and touch.

Female clutching head in pain due to a migraine.
Acupuncture performed by Dr. Garrison for migraine relief.

How Does Acupuncture Work for Migraines?

Unlike conventional medicine and prescription drugs, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine treat the underlying health problems behind migraines.

Common causes for migraines include:

  • Shoulder or neck tension
  • Fatigue and lack of sleep
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Shock

The human body has the remarkable ability to heal itself. Acupuncture stimulates the body’s natural self-healing mechanism, often through vasodilation (widening of the blood vessels) and activating hormones.

Acupuncture treatments for migraines are ideal for those who do not want to take medication or who experience adverse side effects from drug treatments. Acupuncture is not a quick fix, however. Bringing your body back into balance and activating its natural self-healing abilities is a cumulative process, but it is also a rewarding one.

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