Nearly every person will suffer from a headache at some point in their lives. In fact, headaches are one of the most common physical complaints that prompt people to either treat themselves (usually through over-the-counter medicine), or seek medical attention and the use of prescription medicine. Headaches may result from any number of factors including tension, muscle contraction, vascular problems, withdrawal from certain medications, abscesses or injury.
Headaches fall into three main categories: tension-type, migraine and cervicogenic. Acupuncture is effective in treating a variety of different headache and migraine types including tension headaches, cluster headaches, post-traumatic headaches, and disease-related headaches that might be due to sinus problems, high blood pressure or sleeping disorders. The greatest advantage of using acupuncture to treat headaches is that acupuncture has virtually no side effects, unlike over-the-counter or prescription medicine which is known to have dangerous or unwanted side effects.
If you or a loved one are suffering from headaches or migraines, we would like to help. Contact us to find out how acupuncture can help get you on the path to better health today!