June is recognized as National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month. More than 38 million people in the United States experience migraines or some type of tension headache with 2 -3 million of them experiencing chronic migraines. The exact causes of migraines are unknown. People with migraine or tension headaches may have a tendency to be affected by certain triggers such as fatigue, bright lights, weather changes and hypertension.
Treatment for migraine or tension headaches depends on the how often or how severe the headache is, the level of disability your headache may cause and contributing medical conditions you may have.
It’s time to take control !
Acupuncture divides your body into a series of zones and pressure points. Acupuncture needles are inserted into different pressure points, depending on your symptoms. These needle points are usually near nerves in your body.
The needle stimulates the nerves to release hormones, such as endorphins, that trigger a response from your body. This immune and circulation system stimulation is what proponents of acupuncture claim relieves migraines and tension headaches!!
Over-the-counter medications provide little to no relief for chronic migraine sufferers, and prescription drugs can be costly or come with undesired side effects.
Food for thought…
If you or someone you know are experiencing painful migraine or tension headaches, give our office a call today! 609-601-2159