Ever suffered from a headache? It could have been a tension headache, cluster headache, sinus headache, rebound headache or a migraine headache. The good news is that acupuncture can address ALL of these headaches. As you read further we will focus on migraines today.
Migraines can run in families. They also affect more women than men. A migraine can last anywhere from 4 to 72 hours. It can be on one side or both sides of the head. The quality of pain can vary from a mere throbbing to a moderate or even severe pain that interferes with normal activities. Some people have to literally lie down to recover. And even that will not always offer relief in some cases.
Other symptoms of migraines can include nausea and/or vomiting, as well as sensitivity to lights and sounds. A migraine aura can manifest as visual distortions and physical sensations. The visual symptoms can be flashes of bright light, wavy lines, seeing spots and distortion of the size and shape of objects. Physical sensations can be numbness in one hand or weakness on one side of the body.
So How Does Acupuncture Work and How Will It Relieve Your Headaches?
Acupuncture has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years to treat pain by activating the body’s natural painkillers. But how does it work at a cellular level? A University of Michigan study used brain imaging to show that acupuncture modifies your brain’s long-term ability to regulate pain.
Here’s just a few more benefits of Acupuncture:
• Stimulates endorphins and other neurotransmitters to control pain
• Reduces stress and promotes a sense of comfort and well being
• Promotes homeostatic normalization and regulation of all body functions
• Stimulates prostaglandins to reduce inflammation and swelling to prevent tissue damage
Suffering from migraines is unnecessary because acupuncture may offer you great pain relief. This ancient therapy is safe and effective. Discover your optimal quality of health with acupuncture and live migraine free.
“Healing and getting back my health! – Acupuncturist Steven Sonmore has helped my pain with the use of Chinese Medicine and without the use of pain medication, which does not get to the root of the problem and can be addictive. I have had migraine headaches and acupuncture has really helped me to get immediate relief. Chinese medicine has been beneficial as well with my digestive system. When I first came to Steven, my Liver Enzyme tests were elevated, but with treatment the repeat testing was back to normal and the medical doctor was amazed at my progress. Acupuncture has also helped reduce and help me cope with the stress in my life. I am a Registered Nurse and firm believer in Chinese Medicine. Steven Sonmore is an excellent practitioner. ” Pat Soulak, Minneapolis, MN
“I have tried many treatments to help reduce my pain. The acupuncture I received from Steven has made me feel better than anytime in the last ten years.” Greg Shaughnessy
If you suffer from migraines and live the Minneapolis/St. Paul, Twin Cities area be sure to fill out our contact form to learn more about migraine treatments in Minneapolis.
For more than 24 years Steven Sonmore helped people transform health problems into solutions for attaining better health. Steven is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist and a certified instructor by Health Preservation Association. He maintains an active practice in Minneapolis, MN. To schedule an appointment call 612-866-4000 or visit www.orientalmedcare.com .