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
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.