How Acupuncture for Headaches Works
Acupuncture involves the insertion of small needles into pressure points that correspond to other areas of the body. When you get acupuncture for migraines or other headaches, the needles may not even be inserted in the skin in or around your head; pressure points related to the head can be located all over the body. When you visit our clinic, the acupuncturist will discuss your symptoms and decide the best pressure points to manipulate for optimal results.
Acupuncture treatments work by boosting the release of certain feel-good hormones while reducing the amount of stress hormones within the body. This will help to relieve the tension that is responsible for so many headaches. It also helps reduce inflammation and boost circulation, providing both short and long-term relief from pain.
Benefits of Acupuncture for Migraines and Chronic Headaches
For some people, chronic headaches can be debilitating, and over-the-counter pain medication is not a satisfactory solution. Over-reliance on pain medication can cause you to build up a tolerance, and long-term usage can cause dangerous side effects. Acupuncture for headaches is a much safer solution, and it will become more effective with multiple sessions.