Acupuncture and Headaches
Many people around the world suffer from headaches and migraines. Research shows that more than 45 million people in the United States suffer from chronic headaches. More than 28 million people experience severe migraines.
There are two types of headaches: primary and secondary. A primary headache is a condition in and of itself. Examples of a primary headaches include tension headaches or migraines. Secondary headaches are brought on by other issues such as seasonal allergies or TMJ.
Acupuncture can help with all types and frequencies of headaches and migraines whether they are year-long, seasonal, or sporadic, dull or sharp. Your acupuncturist will ask for details about the frequency, duration, location, and level of pain. Also important is information about situational pain relief. Are you more comfortable lying down? Do you get relief from cold or heat, a dark room or medication?
When allergies or hormones cause secondary headaches, acupuncture can treat not only the headache but the root cause of the issue. Headaches and migraines can be quite debilitating, and the treatment of pain using pharmaceutical drugs with no real effect on the source of the problem can be a frustrating and repetitive experience. Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine can be excellent treatments for both.
Pearl Acupuncture Can Help
Pearl Chang Russell practices as a licensed acupuncturist in Richardson, just outside of Dallas, Texas and holds a Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Pearl’s source of inspiration is her grandmother, whose wealth of knowledge and experience spans more than 50 years in acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.