Headache & Migraine
Acupuncture can offer powerful relief without the side effects that prescription and over-the-counter drugs can cause. Acupuncture and Eastern Herbal Medicine have been used to relieve headaches and migraines, as well as their underlying causes, for thousands of years and are widely accepted forms of treatment for headaches in our society.
Traditional Eastern medicine does not recognize migraines and recurring headaches as one particular syndrome. Instead, it aims to treat the specific symptoms that are unique to each individual using a variety of techniques such as acupuncture, Eastern herbs, tui-na massage, and energetic exercises to restore imbalances found in the body. Therefore, your diagnosis and treatment will depend on a number of variables such as the location, severity, time of occurrence, frequency and nature of the pain. According to traditional Eastern medical theory, illness arises when the cyclical flow of Qi in the meridians becomes unbalanced. Acupuncture is the stimulation of specific points located near or on the surface of the skin which have the ability to alter various biochemical and physiological conditions in order to achieve the desired effect.