A variety of symptoms are associated with this distressing condition. In addition to the debilitating pain that comes with migraines, there may also be nausea, vomiting, flashing lights, blurred vision and other visual disturbances such as an ‘aura’.
If you are suffering from migraines or chronic headaches, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture has treatment to offer. Treatment focuses on reducing pain, tension and improving blood flow. Acupuncture treatment has an encouraging success rate.
Studies and Organizations Supporting Acupuncture Treatment for Migraines:
- American Migraine Association – “We agree with the conclusion that a course of acupuncture of at least six treatment sessions can be a valuable treatment option”
- World Health Organization – WHO endorses acupuncture as a safe and effective alternative to traditional migraine treatments.
- Based on a recent systematic review of 22 clinical trials involving 4985 people, there is strong evidence that acupuncture reduces the frequency of migraines. The frequency dropped by 50% or more in most individuals receiving acupuncture and this effect lasted for more than 6 months.
How Does Acupuncture Help Treat Migraines?
Acupuncture has been shown to slow down the pain transmissions to the brain, help relieve muscle tension and increase blood flow. Most migraines can be greatly improved in frequency and intensity with Acupuncture.
How Quickly Will I See Relief?
Everyone is different. For some, the results are immediate while others only experience some relief after 3-4 treatments. If you are experiencing migraines and have struggled to find relief it may be time to give acupuncture a try! Please give us call and schedule a free 20-minute consultation so we can discuss your health.