Acupuncture for Headache & Migraine
As with any kind of pain, we presume that with tension, migraine, and other headache types, there is an impeded or incorrect flow of Qi (our body's energy), blood, or both. It is the lack of proper movement and circulation through the body that causes all pain. In addition, there are Chinese medicine identified patterns of disharmony, or pathophysiology, that will result in these pain presentations.
There is no doubt that stress, unmanaged emotions, and irregularity of diet, sleep, or exercise, can all play a role in the development of headaches. At our clinic, your practitioner will conduct a differential diagnosis in order to identify the correct pattern to treat your headaches with needles, possibly herbs and supplements and likely lifestyle recommendations. By treating headaches in a comprehensive manner like this, we are more successful in reducing their frequency and severity or even eliminating them altogether.