Overview of Headaches & Migraines
There are many different types of headaches; the two most common types are tension headaches and migraine headaches. Headaches may come from a variety of triggers, including stress, diet, sleep, and other lifestyle habits. Standard treatment typically involves prescription or non-prescription pain medications. However, many other treatment options are available.
How Can Acupuncture Help?
Acupuncture provides an incredible tool for headaches and migraines. At your first acupuncture appointment, we’ll discuss your headaches as well as overall health. Your overall health and habits may provide insight into some of the contributing factors to your headaches. We’ll come up with a treatment plan to best address your headaches and other issues that may be going on.
Acupuncture proves to be effective in reducing the frequency and severity of headaches. The acupuncture may be combined with other modalities or lifestyle recommendations to get you the best possible outcome.
What Does The Research Say?
A 2020 systematic review looked at seven clinical trials comparing acupuncture treatment to standard pharmacological treatment. After examining the results of all these studies, it was concluded that “acupuncture is just as effective and has fewer side effects than many of the standard pharmaceutical agents that are currently used.”
Find the research here.