Acupuncture Treatments for Headaches and Migraines
Acupuncture Treatments for Headaches and Migraines Dublin 15 | Headache and Migraine Clinic Blanchardstown, Carpenterstown, Castleknock, Coolmine
Headaches and migraines can manifest or happen to anyone anytime. In fact, it is projected and believed that only 1% of the world human population escapes headaches and migraines during the duration of their everyday lives, with statistics and reports showing that at least 20% of people will suffer and experience at least one migraine headache through the course of the year.
Headaches, severe headaches, or tension headaches, are in many cases mistakenly and incorrectly identified and explained as migraines. In general, migraine headaches are vascular headaches with pain and suffering largely located on the side of the head, in conjunction with visual disturbance, hypersensitive reactions to light and sound, nausea, queasiness and vomiting. Migraine headaches are almost always pulsating or throbbing, and moderate or severe in intensity. They can be triggered and prompted by a variety of things and means such as by not eating meals, drugs and medications (both recreational and prescription), stress, anxiety, hormones, a depressive disorder and certain foods.
Acupuncture treatments for migraine and headache sufferers have taken a foothold in the medical community, with more and more health practitioners and patients looking for alternative holistic solutions to treating migraine pain. In theory, acupuncture helps to prevent and protect against migraines and headaches by activating and triggering the parasympathetic nervous system and minimising muscle tension. Heightened muscle tension in the neck and upper back is typical in men and women with migraines; and it is for that reason that reducing and relieving this tension forms an essential part of fighting migraines.
The points chosen in acupuncture treatments when dealing with headaches and migraines are in most cases on the forearms, lower legs and feet. From a Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective many migraines develop when the Yang of the Liver “rebels” further up than normal, thus producing too much of the Yang energy in the head. Even though the underlying causes can differ, many of the most frequent causes for this type of headache are psychological, in particular frustration or resentment linked with Liver Qi disharmony over an extended time frame.
To treat migraines and headaches with acupuncture at our Dublin clinic thin clean needles are methodically placed into many different sites along the meridian channel of the body and left in place for about 20 - 30 minutes. The fine needles are said to relax and unwind the nervous system around central pain pathways and stimulate/promote the release of endorphins, the body's natural feel-good chemicals.
In case more research was needed, according to a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal not only will acupuncture treatments help reduce the number of migraine and headaches one suffers, but the effects can be lasting.
Recommended by Doctors - Acupuncture Treatments for Headaches and Migraines
"Acupuncture treatments deliver long lasting relief from the pain and discomfort of chronic headaches."
"A comparison of acupuncture research studies has determined that the treatment can help those individuals who suffer from headache and migraine."
"Scientific studies show acupuncture is just as if not more effective/efficient and successful than prescribed remedies for headache treatment."
"Two separate methodical evaluations show that acupuncture is a beneficial treatment for prevention of headaches."
"Specialists agree that both tension and migraine headaches can be successfully treated by acupuncture."
"A comparison of more than two dozen studies has proven that acupuncture is reliable and practical in relieving and minimizing pain from chronic headaches."
Headache and Migraine Symptoms
It should be noted that headaches and migraines symptoms aren't necessarily always the same for everyone.
Migraine Indications: Sneaky Symptoms that precede Your Head Hurting
Bowel irregularity or diarrhea
Becoming easily irritated, mental confusion, becoming restlessness and fidgety or trouble concentrating