In the United States, more than 38 million men and women regularly suffer from migraines. While most people with the condition experience one or two migraine attacks each month, chronic migraine sufferers often face at least 15 days of migraine pain and symptoms. And, many of these individuals can’t function normally during migraine attacks, meaning they miss work and important activities as a result of their pain, nausea, and other debilitating symptoms.
Whether you have one or two migraine attacks each month, or you deal with more frequent bouts of migraine symptoms, acupuncture treatments may bring you the natural relief you need.
The licensed, caring acupuncturists at Family Wellness Acupuncture Inc. provide safe, all-natural migraine treatment that works for patients in Irvine and Newport Beach, California. Even if prescription medications help alleviate migraine symptoms and reduce the frequency of your headaches, you won’t be able to rely on medication forever. Acupuncture provides a natural, safe, and effective alternative so you can get long-term relief without the adverse side effects of medications.
Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that has been in practice for at least 3,000 years. It works by balancing your body’s energy flow, or qi, which has been otherwise interrupted or blocked. When your qi, which flows along pathways — also called meridians — becomes blocked or disrupted as a result of illness or injury, you experience pain, discomfort, and other physical and emotional imbalances.
When your acupuncturist inserts tiny, flexible acupuncture needles into specific points along your qi pathways, the needles stimulate your body’s natural healing response helping to correct imbalances in energy flow. Acupuncture also prompts your body to produce and release natural pain-relieving chemicals like endorphins, serotonin, and dopamine. Essentially, acupuncture harnesses your body’s natural revitalizing abilities so you get relief from a variety of physical ailments, including migraine pain.
How acupuncture naturally relieves migraine symptoms
Based on clinical studies, evidence supports that acupuncture treatments reduce the frequency of migraine headaches for men and women by up to 50%. And, up to 59% of people experienced long-term benefits of acupuncture treatments for more than six months.
While it’s not clear how a series of acupuncture treatments relieve migraine pain and decrease its frequency, our expertise tells us that it works for migraines as it does for other areas of the body — by clearing blocked meridians, promoting your body’s healing response, and releasing natural pain-relieving chemicals in your brain.
Acupuncture can also help lower your blood pressure, reduce inflammation, give you a sense of calm and well-being. It comes with a low risk of temporary side effects, such as slight bruising at the site of needle insertion. Unlike with prescription medications, there aren’t any adverse side effects worthy of mention. Therefore, acupuncture is a natural and safe way to treat migraines long-term.
A relaxing, professional setting for migraine treatments
Rather than popping pills for migraine symptoms or prevention, you can enjoy the warm, relaxing atmosphere at Family Wellness Acupuncture Inc. The expert acupuncturists have been helping families achieve optimal health since 2008, including helping many individuals get long-lasting, natural migraine relief.
When you come in for acupuncture treatments, you can expect to find a calm atmosphere with compassionate, knowledgeable acupuncturists who care about your holistic health and wellness. Many of our patients look forward to their appointments as a welcome break from their busy schedules.
If migraine medications have failed to give you long-term relief, or you simply want to avoid drugs to mask symptoms, then all-natural acupuncture may be the effective solution you’re searching for.
To schedule a consultation for migraine pain, give us a call today at the Orange County location closest to you, or request an appointment online. It can make a big difference in the quality of your life.