What is a headache?
A headache is a condition that occurs when a patient experiences pain in any part of the head. The most common type is a tension headache, which usually causes a dull pain on both sides of the head. Patients with a tension headache may also experience scalp and muscle tenderness.
What is a migraine?
A migraine is a severe headache that can last for days if left untreated. The pain from a migraine typically occurs on only one side of the head, and it may throb or pulsate. Patients with migraines may also experience nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, sensitivity to light, or sensitivity to sound.
What causes headaches and migraines?
Physical or emotional stress cause most tension headaches. Researchers believe that chemical imbalances in the brain or changes in the interaction between the trigeminal nerve and the brainstem cause migraines. People who are migraine-prone may be more likely to experience headaches after encountering certain triggers, such as specific chemicals, changes in the weather, or hormonal changes.
How does we treat headaches and migraines?
Our providers have a variety of treatment options that can alleviate migraines and headaches. Some of the treatments we offer include massage therapy, acupuncture, cupping therapy, and natural medicine. In most cases, our providers will recommend a treatment program that includes a combination of these therapies.
Can acupuncture treat a patient who is currently experiencing a headache or a migraine?
Acupuncture can treat patients who are currently experiencing migraines or headaches, as well as those who want to reduce the frequency and severity of future headaches or migraines.
Are the therapies safe at Acupuncture Healing Center ?
Most patients with headaches can benefit from our therapies with little risk of complications. These therapies are non-invasive, minimally invasive, and are safe for almost anyone. Patients who are worried about risks associated with our treatments should talk to her about their concerns.
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