Migraines

Acupuncture is My Preferred Form of Preventive Medicine

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Although I appreciate the importance of modern medicine, I’m not a big fan of doctors, prescriptions, or pills.  I have health insurance, and I can go to regular doctors, but I choose not to whenever possible.  The idea of acupuncture … Continue reading

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Acupuncture for Migraine Relief

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At Last!  A Doctor Who Listens and Explains Everything! When I was suffering from debilitating migraine headaches, my mother and my sister both suggested that I go to Dr. Robert of Acupuncture Associates for help. I listened to their experiences, … Continue reading

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Acupuncture for Migraines (and a Broken Toe!)

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I was experiencing persistent migraine headaches and having difficulty swallowing, two big obstacles for my work as a personal chef.  Doctors had prescribed medications intended to alleviate these problems, but I just wasn’t getting good results.  Whenever possible, I prefer … Continue reading

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Acupuncture for Migraines

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As a “Type A” personality, I have suffered from severe migraines most of my life. While participating in a stressful, competitive, medical graduate school program at Duke University, my sister (who is a physical therapist) recommended a Five Elements acupuncturist … Continue reading

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Why This Doctor is a Patient of Acupuncture Associates

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“As a doctor (also raised and married into families of doctors), I have been fortunate enough to have the knowledge, resources and connections to deal with most any medical issue. Yet, I have suffered from debilitating migraines for the past … Continue reading

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Relieving PMS with Acupuncture

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For comics, certain topics provide a wealth of material.  Google jokes about PMS, and you will find no shortage of material, like, You know you have PMS when: You’re adding chocolate chips to your cheese omelet. The dryer has shrunk … Continue reading

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Acupuncture Relieves Menopause Symptoms

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Waking up with terrible night sweats now that you are in menopause? Suffering from menopause-related insomnia? For many women, as the body’s natural level of estrogen decreases during menopause, an array of uncomfortable symptoms develop.  These can include hot flashes, insomnia, … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Relieve Headaches Naturally

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Want to relieve headaches naturally?    The Headache Point Large Intestine 4 is such a powerful acupuncture point for headaches that is often referred to as “the headache point”. It is located on the padded area of your hand between … Continue reading

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7 Healthy Habits for Headache Sufferers

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Diet- Eat regular meals at regular times to avoid your blood sugar from falling too quickly. Also, avoid foods and drinks that are known to trigger headache attacks including processed meats, aged cheese, alcohol, and foods and beverages that contain … Continue reading

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Studies Show that Acupuncture Stops Headaches

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Two separate systematic reviews by Cochrane Researchers show that acupuncture stops headaches effectively – including migraines. In each study, the researchers tried to establish whether acupuncture could reduce the occurrence of headaches. One study focused on mild to moderate but frequent … Continue reading

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