Did you know that there are acupuncture treatments for migraines? As the summer months are upon us, sufferers of migraines have probably noticed an increase in the frequency & severity of migraines. Whether the sufferer is afflicted with acute or chronic migraines, there are many reasons for the increased occurrence of migraines in the summer months. Those who suffer with migraines have traditionally had a narrow set of treatment options, usually some combination of over the counter medications, or physical therapy. Many migraine sufferers find the side effects of these treatments to be as inconvenient or harmful as the migraines themselves, and instead, just try to tough it out. Would you believe that acupuncture can help eliminate the need for some of these other treatments?
Acupuncture has been used for treatment of medical conditions for thousands of years, yet it seems that every year we learn about a new benefit that it provides. Whether it is helping to control knee pain, or even to calm anxiety, acupuncture treatment has proven both useful and versatile as a treatment option. Recent studies have shown that it is a viable and effective treatment option for migraines. There are different methods and types of acupuncture treatments, so be sure to consult with a local expert before deciding on the right treatment for you.
While some mystery and curiosity still exists around acupuncture treatment, these techniques are not witchcraft or magic. When administered properly, acupuncture aligns the pathways (meridians) that exist in your body. When these pathways become crossed, or disconnected, your bodies ability heal itself becomes stunted, leading to a variety of medical conditions. While acupuncture may not be the only cure, it is effective for a variety of conditions, either by itself, or in conjunction with other procedures or ongoing wellness program.
If you are a sufferer of migraines, you know that when one strikes, it can be debilitating. If you have concluded that the best remedy is to sit in a dark, quiet room, maybe you should give acupuncture a try. Studies show that it has worked for many, and it may be just what you need to get you back out enjoying our sunny, summer season!