Unfortunately many people endure chronic pain from headaches and migraines because they simply are not aware of the effectiveness of acupuncture. Acupuncture has been shown to be effective for headache and migraine at the highest level of clinical research and is recommended by the World Health Organisation and the Cochrane Library of Systematic Reviews as well as many other organisations. Acupuncture treatments are also subsidised by almost every private health plan in Australia.
Headaches can be triggered by tension in your neck and shoulders, previous injuries, viruses, or have an unknown cause and simply occur throughout life, particularly at times of being run down or stressed.
Just as the cause of headaches and migraine can vary, so can clinical outcomes; sometimes just one treatment can provide seemingly miraculous results, others take a course of strategic treatment to resolve. This is why we diagnose and treat every client based on their own unique symptom presentation. Using advanced distal acupuncture techniques all of these scenarios can benefit from acupuncture treatment.
Acupuncture’s ability to relax muscles in the neck and shoulder area and it’s incredible actions of dilating the blood vessels and influencing the nervous system allow us to alter the landscape that is the source of this chronic pain. Excess pressure in the head is attributed to most headaches and migraine and can be alleviated, whilst preventing recurrence in the vast majority of cases with, the right treatment course.
We recommend acupuncture very highly for treating headaches and migraines. If you suffer these conditions please contact us or book an appointment online:
Dr Scott Baker is a licensed acupuncturist in Burleigh Waters, Gold Coast, focused on pain relief, women’s health and chronic disease management. He enjoys sharing his passion for natural approaches to health through his online articles and at his clinic, Allied Acupuncture, on Executive Drive. Call for an appointment at 07 5522 1691.