Acupuncture for Headaches and Migraine
If you suffer from headaches or migraines, you can ease your pain without resorting to prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications that very often have side effects. For thousands of years, acupuncture has been used to relieve headaches and migraines, as well as their underlying causes.
Our south Dublin city acupuncture clinic offers a safe and effective approach to relieving headache pain without causing harmful side effects.
Causes Of Headaches
There are many factors that may play a key role in the root causes of a headache. These include body constitution, emotional health, excessive work, social activities and exercise, improper diet, physical trauma and hormones. Headaches can also be diagnosed according to specific symptoms, times of occurrence, location, type of pain, and triggers.
A Natural Path To Relief
Acupuncture takes a holistic, or whole-body approach to health. We will take a detailed health history, and exam to determine how and why your body’s vital energy is out of balance and identify what type of headache you are experiencing. To determine the most effective care, we focus on finding the root cause(s) of the problem from the point of view of Chinese acupuncture theory.
Below are a few ways that you can make simple lifestyle changes that may help alleviate or even prevent headaches:
Track your triggers – Try to keep track of when your headaches start. Migraine sufferers may find it especially helpful to keep a diary of symptoms. Certain types of foods and hormonal changes can be possible causes.
Stress relief – Stress can contribute to many types of health concerns, including headaches. Talk to us about healthy ways to handle stress.
Exercise – Physical activity is an important part of any healthy lifestyle and is a great antidote for stress.
Healthy habits – Do your best to eat healthy foods, stay hydrated and try to get enough sleep each night.
Acupuncture care – is extremely effective in naturally reducing the frequency and severity of many types of painful conditions, including headaches and migraines. By working with us and adopting some simple changes, you will be on your way to saying goodbye to headaches.
The length of treatment usually varies anywhere from three to eight treatments or more depending on the severity of the condition. Many patients begin to feel improvement after a session or two.
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