Headaches are by far the number one health complaint in America. Literally millions of people suffer from headaches. Various types include sinus/allergy headaches, migraine headaches, and tension headaches.
Headaches occur when pain-sensitive nerve endings around the scalp, in the blood vessels that surround the skull, in the lining around the brain, and in other areas around the head send impulses to the part of the brain that interprets pain signals from the rest of the body. Some headaches are related to tender spots in head, neck, and shoulder muscles.
More than 45 million Americans have headaches severe enough to require the help of a health care professional. The toll on the economy from migraines alone is immense—direct costs (from prescription drugs, outpatient expenses, and emergency room and inpatient care) are estimated at $11 billion and indirect costs (such as missed work days) may exceed $12 billion annually. Migraine headaches also cause an annual loss of 157 million workdays.
Do you suffer from headaches? If so, how long have you suffered and how frequently? What is it like for you when they are at their worst? What do they restrict you from doing? How does it affect you, your family and those around you? How is it affecting your work?
Have you tried many solutions but received only temporary relief at best?
Would you like to be rid of your headaches ONCE AND FOR ALL and be able to live life at its fullest again? There is an alternative to surgery or drug therapy.
What Acupuncture Can Do For Your Headaches
The pain that headache and migraine sufferers endure can impact every aspect of their lives. Acupuncture can offer powerful relief without the side effects that prescription and over-the-counter drugs can cause. Since acupuncture treatments can induce potent muscle relaxation effects, both general and local, most patients experience relief during, or immediately after their acupuncture session.
Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine have been used successfully to treat and relieve headaches and migraines for thousands of years and is a widely accepted form of treatment for headaches in our society today. Treatments address the acute symptoms as well as the underlying imbalances that cause migraines and headaches. Many variables are looked at in order to properly diagnose and successfully treat headaches. Each individual is treated differently depending on their unique symptoms.
We specialize in the treatment of headaches and migraines and can help you manage your pain with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine as part of a comprehensive treatment program.
If you have headache or migraine that is keeping you from enjoying your life, please call us at (425) 392-8881 and schedule for your free consultation.