Stop Migraine Pain with All-Natural Acupuncture

A migraine attack is often characterized by throbbing pain in one side of the head. However, in almost 1/3rd of attacks, both sides are affected. Migraine is usually accompanied by vomiting, nausea, and sensitivity to light. A migraine attack can last from several hours to a few days. Debilitating migraine pain can interfere with everyday activities, affecting your quality of life.

Migraine is a common neurological disorder. It affects almost 40 million people in the U.S. Possible migraine triggers include certain smells, certain foods, sleep deprivation, and stress. People with migraines live in constant fear of triggers and go to great lengths to avoid them. Overcome this fear with acupuncture treatment in Santa Rosa for migraines.

Migraine Vs. Headache: How to Tell the Difference

Migraine headaches can be more severe than other headaches. When many people hear the term migraine, they often think of a debilitating headache.

Migraine is much more than a headache; it is a neurological disorder. People with migraine may experience a number of symptoms beyond a headache including nausea, dizziness, increased sensitivity to light, sounds, or smells, and extreme fatigue.

Acupuncture May Be Effective for Migraine

Medicines used to treat migraine headaches can cause a number of side effects and many of those medicines have addictive properties.

Many people are turning to acupuncture to manage their migraines naturally. Unlike many migraine drugs, acupuncture treats the root cause of migraines, instead of just masking the symptoms.

How It Works

Acupuncture for migraines in Santa Rosa involves inserting paper thin needles into specific pressure points for headaches. A trained and certified acupuncturist knows how to manipulate acupuncture needles to relieve headaches.

Needles inserted at different strategic points (known as energy meridians) stimulate the release of feel-good hormones. Many experts believe that acupuncture activates pathways in the brain responsible for turning pain off.

Results from a number of studies suggest that acupuncture may help reduce the frequency and intensity of migraine attacks.

In a study, 147 people with migraines were divided into three groups. One group received 20 sessions of manual acupuncture at true acupuncture points, the second group received 20 sessions of non-penetrating sham acupuncture, and the third group received routine care.

Respondents in the acupuncture group reported a greater reduction in migraine days than respondents in other two groups. No severe adverse events were reported.

A review of studies published between 2008 and 2016 concluded that acupuncture treatments relieved migraine frequency by at least 50%. A 2017 follow-up study found that the benefits last for an extended period of time.

Are migraines wreaking havoc on your personal, professional, and social life? Acupuncture Mama can help. We have experience creating customized treatment plans to best meet our patients’ specific treatment needs. To get help now, contact us at (707) 303-7200.

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