ACUPUNCTURE FOR HEADACHES
There is no one-size-fits-all in the treatment of headaches.
Each type of headache is believed to originate from a different organ system imbalance.
Headaches affect everyone and is one of the most common physical complaints people have. For that reason, they tend to seek different kinds of treatments instead of depending on pharmaceutical drugs. Acupuncture and other forms of Traditional Chinese Medicine (such as acupressure, herbal therapy, cupping) use an extremely customized treatment method depending on the type of headache.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) looks to balance the energy in the specific organ, or combination of organ systems, that may be a part of the cause of the headache by looking to the flow of Qi. One of the great advantages of treating headache pain with acupuncture is that there are virtually no side effects!
Acupunture helps stimulate the release of our bodies’ natural hormones and chemicals. Specifically endorphins, one of the main chemicals released is the body’s natural pain killer. And so, that is why acupuncture can help relieve pain naturally and effectively!
Also, along the body are meridians which are pathways of our Qi. For that reason, when inserting needles or applying pressure to these specific points, they can help relieve headaches and migraines.