The burden that headache treatments place on primary care physicians is extraordinary. Many offer prescriptions in an effort to help their patients. Unfortunately, medications may not be effective for symptoms and don’t fix the underlying biochemical or mechanical issues leading to headaches in the first place. Acupuncture for headaches helps you feel relief and get to the underlying problem so you stay better. Acupuncture is simple, effective, and side-effect free.
So how does it work? When there is reduced circulation and increased tension in the body, disease or dysfunction can occur. Acupuncture increases nerve, blood, and bio-electrical circulation to treat illness, including headache pain.
Modern research shows that when these surgical grade, sterilized, hair-thin acupuncture pins are inserted into specific points, it releases pain-relieving chemicals in the body and brain. Acupuncture also reduces the chemicals that cause inflammation. This reduction can help relieve headaches that are caused or worsened by inflammation.
Evidence indicates that acupuncture is effective for at least three of the most common types of headache: tension, sinus, and migraine.