Migraines affect nearly 1 in 4 households (https://migraineresearchfoundation.org/about-migraine/migraine-facts/) in the United States, including children and adults. And 4 million people experience chronic migraines, with at least 15 migraine days per month. Whether your migraines are chronic or simply an irregular occurrence, you’ve likely tried most of the standard treatments available, including medications, with limited success.
If you’d rather treat your migraines at their source rather than attempting to mask them through drugs, acupuncture may be the key.
At Daly Integrated Medical Group, our team believes in a holistic and integrated approach to healing — one that works with your body rather than around it. And we’ve had great success using acupuncture to help our patients in Titusville, Florida, overcome everything from musculoskeletal pain to chronic migraines.
Here’s a look at how you can finally ditch the migraine drugs with acupuncture.
Acupuncture: Tried and tested over thousands of years
Acupuncture is a healing technique that’s been in existence for millennia. We use acupuncture, which came from the Chinese, to free up your body’s flow of energy, or Qi, as it’s called in China.
Your body contains incredibly powerful healing resources, but, all too often, these resources are blocked. Through acupuncture, we trigger certain acupressure points along your body’s natural pathways, or meridians, to rebalance your flow of energy.
To do this, we use tiny sterilized needles, which we place strategically along your pathways to address your particular health concern.
With the advent of modern medicine, Eastern healing techniques such as acupuncture were pushed aside in favor of Western medicine. Today, however, many medical researchers and practitioners are reaching back to these ancient techniques because of their ability to harness the power that lies within the human body for far more sustainable results.
Acupuncture and head pain
We’re going to kick off this discussion with a few numbers. The American Migraine Foundation (https://americanmigrainefoundation.org/resource-library/understanding-migraineacupuncture-and-migraine-finding-a-combination-that-sticks/) reported on a study that gathered together the results of 22 trials where acupuncture was used to treat migraines.
Together, these studies found that of the nearly 5,000 participants who tried acupuncture, 59% reported a reduction in frequency of their headaches by 50% or more, and these results lasted for more than six months.
What these numbers demonstrate is that acupuncture can, and does, provide relief for many migraine sufferers.
Through acupuncture, our goal is to stimulate certain processes in your body, such as your immune system and your circulation. Acupuncture can also stimulate your nerves to release hormones such as endorphins, which are also referred to as the “feel good” hormones.
By freeing up these resources, we’re able to take the teeth out of your chronic migraines, reducing their frequency and duration. And the best part? You can ditch the drugs for this effective and all-natural solution.
If you’d like to explore how acupuncture can help with your chronic migraines, simply contact our office to set up an appointment. Call us at 321-267-4324. You can also send our team a message here on our website.