Acupuncture, Effective Treatment For Headaches
If you are suffering from headaches, you’re not alone. Over 50 million people experience severe headaches sometime in their life. In many cases these headaches become chronic affecting the professional and personal life of the individual.
Medical drugs (pain killers) are the most common way of alleviating typical headaches and migraine headaches. Although, analgesics can be of tremendous help for temporarily reducing of eliminating the pain, they can be highly addictive, and they don’t resolve the root-cause at fault of the headaches.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and acupuncture offer a safe and effective form of treatment to headaches without the harmful side effects caused by drugs. TCM practitioners have the training to determine the energetic root-cause of the headache and the tools to resolve it.
All types of headaches are caused by energetic dysfunctions of internal organs. These imbalances will not only produce headaches but they will often produce different physical, emotional and mental symptoms as well. For example, if a patient complains of pain all over his/her head, that also includes dizziness, neck and shoulder tension, mild anxiety, muscle spasms, and feeling bloated after eating; the energetic functions of the Liver and Spleen/Pancreas will be affected. In this case, the TCM practitioner will draft a treatment plan that might include acupuncture, herbal remedies, breathing exercises, and dietary recommendations aimed at correcting the energetic functions of these two organ’s systems.
Some tips that might help you with headaches:
Pay attention to possible causes: Pay attention to when the headaches occur. If all possible, keep a diary of activities and foods that you consumed prior to getting the headache.
Implement stress reduction techniques: stress causes tons of tension in the body, leading to a several health problems including headaches. Meditation, exercise, and art are all effective to reduce stress.
Physical Exercise: physical activity in the form of exercise is essential to a healthy life and a very effective cure for stress. Tai Chi and Chi Kung are excellent forms of physical exercise that will help you keep a healthy body and mind.
Get enough rest: many headaches are caused or aggravated by lack of sleep.
Acupuncture and other forms of Traditional Chinese Medicine have proven to be very effective in resolving headaches and the underlying cause of them. If you decide to try this natural and effective medicine make sure that you seek the care of an licensed acupuncturist trained in Chinese medicine and not a healthcare professional practicing cook-book acupuncture.
Our clinic offers Oriental medicine for the treatment of headaches, stress, and many other health conditions. For more information or to schedule an appointment call us 630.837.4241 or text us at 224.208.8081.