Acupuncture for Migraines
Over 39 million men, women, and children in the United States struggle with migraines. Symptoms of migraine including intense, debilitating headache that may be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and/or e xtreme sensitivity to light and sound.
Traditional treatments aren’t always enough to manage pain and symptoms, and they often come with negative side effects like fatigue, depression, nausea, dizziness, tingling, drowsiness, dry mouth, shakiness, weight changes, hair loss, confusion, difficulty concentrating, and more.
One promising method of managing migraine symptoms is acupuncture. Emerging research has found that acupuncture reduced the frequency of headaches by roughly 50% in migraine sufferers. The American Migraine Foundation and the World Health Organization recognize the value of acupuncture for migraines and pain, as do many patients.
“I started seeing acupuncturist, Amy White right before Christmas. It was the first time I have gone to one and I went after a few people suggested that I five it a try. I was desperate for some relief for my brain injury symptoms. I am now going on record to say that I am 100% convinced in acupuncture treatments. I noticed immediate relief… For the first time since the accident I can see a future without migraines and dizziness. I can see a normal life. I didn’t see that before and was starting to despair. Thank you!!! I’m so happy the universe put us together!” Lorie Simmons
In addition to migraines, research has highlighted the benefits of acupuncture for other health concerns, including:
Promoting restful sleep - Acupuncture balances the production of melatonin, serotonin, and endorphins, which impact sleep as well as mood, tension, and pain. Clinical research has noted marked improvements in sleep, with most participants reporting an increase of up to three hours of sleep per night.
Boosting energy - Research has found that acupuncture can be beneficial to address low energy and chronic fatigue. Reducing stress and anxiety - Research has found that acupuncture balances blood hormone levels, drastically lowering levels of peptides that induce stress and anxiety, and thus positively impacting the body’s responses to mood, stress, and emotions.
Improving digestion - Acupuncture promotes balance in the endocrine system, nervous system, and liver qi. It also stimulates the release of helpful minerals, enzymes, and bacteria, which in turn helps regulate digestive function. The resulting impact includes improvements bloating, nausea, constipation, vomiting, abdominal pain, waste elimination, diarrhea, and nutrient absorption.
Enhancing mental clarity - Research have found measurable improvements in mental clarity and functioning in patients receiving acupuncture.
Pain management - Acupuncture has been found to increase the release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain killers.
Research is ongoing, but acupuncture patients also report improvements in many other areas, including:
Immune system functioning
Cold, flu & alergy Symptoms
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