Can Acupuncture Cure Migraines? This question many patients ask before they book an initial appointment in our clinic. Migraines are nagging pain and pulsing sensation that is generally caused at one side of the head. Migraines are more than a headache; they are accompanied by nausea, vomiting and extreme irritability towards light and sound. An episode of a migraine can leave you with unbearable pain and won’t allow normal functioning. Acupuncture is an age-old technique used for curing migraines and it has yielded successful results.
People who suffer from a migraine try living with it and they accept the pain because there isn’t any cure in medical science. Medicines and painkillers can give temporary relief to the symptoms. Acupuncture is an alternative medicine that is proven to be effective in severe cases of migraine.
Acupuncture not only relieves the symptoms but also tries to attack the root causes of an ailment that is troubling you. It involves insertion of thread-like needles in pressure points which are also called “acupuncture points”. After they are inserted, they are manipulated for getting effects. Acupuncture doesn’t have any side effects. Acupuncture for Migraines is a popular technique which is quite effective in curing the same.
How Acupuncture Prevents a Migraine?
Acupuncture is performed in order to prevent migraine attacks. There is a difference in the technique of acupuncture in the prevention of the attack and the treatment of migraines. SES is generally administered when you visit an acupuncturist between the attacks. This is carried on in sitting position and the needles are shallowly inserted into your skin. The acupuncture points selected for administering SES is generally forearms and lower legs. After the insertion, these needles are then gently manipulated by hand while you are asked to exhale.
Acupuncture for Migraine Treatment
In the treatment procedure, fine needles are inserted into the acupuncture points specified in the whole body. After the insertion, these needles are pushed back and forth through the hand. While these are pushed back and forth, they will allow small blood vessels placed around the needle to dilate increasing the flow of blood throughout the body. A migraine is mainly linked to a headache but inserting needles in the head and neck area can increase the causation of pain. Hence acupuncturist inserts needles on your arms and legs for treating migraines.
Does Acupuncture Procedure Hurt?
As we all know, the procedure involves insertion of needles in arms and legs and you may fear needles, thus it is very necessary to get past the fear before you enter into the treatment procedure.
- Always opt for an expert and an experienced professional whom you can trust. Make sure that the acupuncturist is licensed and certified. In order to find good acupuncturists search the internet typing the keywords ‘Acupuncture Doctors Near Me’, and then have detailed research on them.
- Always make sure that the needles which are inserted are sterilized before they are inserted.
- Check with the acupuncturist if there is an alternative to needles.
- Make an appointment before the visit.
A migraine can be frustrating and painful; hence, it is advisable to go for this alternative method of Acupuncture in Philadelphia, if you have already tried medicines and it is not of much use. Again, getting the right expert is also important in order to get the right treatment. Philadelphia Acupuncture Clinic, led by the internationally recognized acupuncturist, homeopath, hypnotherapist, medical doctor Victor Tsan is one of the reliable names that you犀利士
can go for in this area.