Encouragingly, acupuncture has proven more effective for resolving chronic headaches than aspirin! In my clinical experience, acupuncture can stop a headache or migraine in its tracks, reduce accompanying symptoms, & the necessity for prescription & over-the-counter pain reducers. Acupuncture is so relaxing, headache-sufferers often fall asleep on the massage table as their pain & tension subsides.
Headaches run the gamut from occasional tension headaches, up to chronic & debilitating migraines. Ideally, we should not solely rely on over-the-counter pain relievers for relief (Aspirin, Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, Naproxen) as they can have particularly undesirable side-effects:
*Less common, but can also cause stomach ulcer/bleeding, increased blood pressure, & allergic reactions.
Acetaminophen (often known as Tylenol) in excesses of 325mg can also cause liver damage. It's easy to over-dose acetaminophen, as it's often "hidden" in cough syrups & cold medications, so please consult carefully if you DO decide to use it.
Tension headaches are quite simply addressed with acupuncture, & I address underlying issues, such as stress, dietary & food choices, exercise, & sleep. I can offer drug-free relief that is long-lasting & allows you to be in control of your life.
Migraines, especially chronic, can be down-right debilitating. Acupuncture & Chinese medicine can address their root cause(s), reducing their frequency & severity. You don't need to suffer. You can schedule an appointment online here, or feel free to call with any questions at 859-757-0475. Here's to your health! - Holly Christiansen, Licensed Acupuncturist at Bluegrass Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine in Lexington, Kentucky.
About the Author:
Holly Christiansen, Licensed Acupuncturist, currently practicing in the gorgeous, horse capital of the world: Lexington, Kentucky.