Growing up I’ve always had intense, head throbbing migraines that plague me at almost any presented opportunity. According to the Migraine Research Foundation on average “4 million people have chronic daily migraines, with at least 15 migraine days per month.” Inheriting blistering headaches from my mother was not an ideal quality I yearned for but have learned to partially live with this condition, and better manage the severity of my headaches. Out of all of the possible remedies both my mother and I have explored for chronic migraines, acupuncture has been the most effective, natural, and preferred remedy of choice for when we encounter our temple throbbing episodes.
Acupuncture is a technique in which practitioners stimulate specific points on the body, most often by inserting thin needles through the skin. It is one of the practices used in traditional Chinese medicine. Many studies and results have demonstrated that acupuncture substantially reduces pain in accordance to our lower back area, neck, knees, and last but certainly not least, headaches. Despite being an alternative for headache treatments, clinical practice guidelines are not consistent with acupuncture recommendations. This an many ways may inhibit other people from exploring this type of treatment as they may feel discouraged from seeking this out due to lack of a full clinical understanding. If you’re like myself or my family, where we have tried several other alternatives ranging from painkillers, meticulous dieting, and alternative brain therapy, there really wasn’t a solution that presented satisfactory results (besides painkillers which are addictive, and are terrible for your liver as acetaminophen is filtered through it) as well as acupuncture has.
Acupuncture is a great way to maintain your health as it does not require harmful or obscure substances/products to remedy the problem. It is a natural means to combat undesirable inflamed spots within the body that other measures simply cannot do. With this as an option for various forms of pain treatment, there is hope that people may explore alternative healthcare options when seeking out a more effective way to treat conditions that do not necessarily have a one time treatment process. For information on acupuncture, migraines, clinical studies, and research done behind this ancient study please visit the entailed link I am leaving at the end of this article.