Acupuncture and Headaches

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Acupuncture and HeadachesFeeling stressed? Stress can often lead to headaches, ranging from minor tension headaches to full-blown migraines. Over 50 million Americans have experienced a severe form of headache at least once. In Chinese tradition, headaches stem from unbalanced Qi or energy. Acupuncture may be able to help alleviate your symptoms so that chronic, irritating headaches aren’t a part of your day-to-day routine.

At Acupuncture Associates in Wilmington, NC, acupuncturist Dr. Robert will do a holistic evaluation before creating a personalized treatment plan for you. What kind of headaches are you experiencing? Minor headaches may be easily addressed, but if you are suffering from prolonged or acute headaches, it is necessary to discover their key trigger or triggers. Headaches can be caused by multiple factors, including pregnancy, workplace stress, poor diet, lack of sleep, and other variables that impact your Qi. Lack of positive energy, in turn, increases the likelihood that your headaches will continue. As a result, it is crucial to discuss your headaches with an experienced acupuncturist.

Depending upon the severity of your headache symptoms, Dr. Robert or your acupuncture provider can devise a treatment plan to address your personal needs. That plan will likely be whole-body oriented, including regular acupuncture appointments and other wellness techniques. In fact, your holistic provider may ask that you track potential triggers–like certain foods, smells, or activities–in a diary to help avoid them.

Alongside acupuncture, which is the insertion of fine sterile needles into points along your meridian pathways, pain and stress reduction techniques may also decrease the frequency and severity of your headaches. Furthermore, improving your diet, exercise, and sleeping patterns may also be advisable.

No matter what kinds of headaches you are experiencing, it is important to seek treatment, so that they do not become debilitating.  Many of our patients at Acupuncture Associates have found that with regular acupuncture and a holistic treatment plan, they find much-needed relief.

 

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