Acupuncture is effective for reducing the frequency of migraines

Migraines and headaches are highly debilitating and notoriously difficulty conditions to treat. An estimated 37 million Americans suffer from migraines and 45 million from headaches. Acupuncture can help by restoring the balance of energy, or Qi, in the body to reduce the frequency of migraines.

A 2017 study published in JAMA Internal Medicine surveyed 249 migraine patients and found that acupuncture was able to reduce the frequency of migraines by 37% a month.

Restoring regular nervous system activity

Acupuncture supports parasympathetic nervous system activity, allowing the body to maintain optimal heart rate, respiratory rate, and blood pressure. When disrupted, these factors are known to be potent migraine triggers. Acupuncture works to help the body heal itself by improving its own nervous system regulation, thereby reducing the frequency of migraines.

In our office, we see those for whom no other treatment has been effective, and yet 90% of our patients experience significant results. This includes considerably less frequency, duration and intensity of episodes to even no further occurrence.

How we treat patients at our practice

As with other diagnoses, you will be evaluated to determine the nature of your physical status according to Chinese Medicine. Several acupuncture points will be chosen for you specifically based on your evaluation. In addition, any other symptoms that you may be experiencing will be integrated into the diagnosis and treatment plan which will provide an excellent opportunity for your body to make corrections in all areas.


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