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Treating Migraines With Acupuncture

Posted by Enhanced Chiropractic Solutions on 12/18/2015
The following article is from our friends at Enhanced Chiropractic Solutions.

Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment involving the placement of needles in various positions on the skin to help alleviate a variety of conditions. This treatment is a growing part of healthcare in the West and originated in China more than 5,000 years ago. It has been used as an anesthetic for surgery, a treatment for disease, and as a preventative measure to help ensure the overall health of patients. Traditional Chinese medicine focuses on the three main things that make life complete. The Chi, which is energy, the Jing, which is essence, and the Shen, which is the spirit. The Chinese believe that the Jing lessens over time through poor living and excess. The Chinese use acupuncture treatment to help preserve your Jing as well as keep your Chi balanced. This results in a longer and healthier life for the patient.

The way acupuncture works is by accessing various pressure points and nerve systems in the body. This enables stimulation to the muscles, nerves and connective tissue that the needles come in contact with which in turn causes the blood flow in your body to increase. This increased blood flow can help change brain activity and release endorphins, resulting in natural pain relief. The endorphins also act as a mood elevator, help alleviate stress, and provide an overall sense of wellbeing. When being utilized for disease treatment, the acupuncture points that become activated by the needles stimulate the immune system cells which helps the body to heal. 

For migraine sufferers, acupuncture can offer relief. Studies have shown that through acupuncture, migraine sufferers report fewer headache days, take less medication, have fewer doctor visits, and take fewer sick days off at work. Acupuncture offers a safe and cost effective treatment for migraine sufferers. Unlike medications and surgical treatments, acupuncture is noninvasive and has no side effects.

Migraines are caused by the constriction of blood vessels and are usually triggered by stress, tension, lack of sleep, diet, or other lifestyle factors. Acupuncture can help relieve a migraine by increasing blood circulation, reducing stress and alleviating the pain by activating pressure points on the body. 

Acupuncture is also a very important part of migraine prevention. Regular treatments can help to keep muscles relaxed and maintain proper blood circulation throughout the body. Treatments can also aid in reducing the stress and pain in daily life that can be triggers for migraines.

At Enhanced Chiropractic Solutions, migraine sufferers are treated with a multi-disciplinary approach that helps with both the treatment and prevention of migraines. This approach may involve the use of neural therapy, acupuncture, soft tissue techniques, cervical joint release, and nutritional integration. Your symptoms will be fully evaluated and lifestyle will be assessed to find the most effective treatment plan for you by finding ways to reduce your migraine triggers. This will be accomplished through the use of homeopathy, treatments, detoxifications, nutrition supplements, and dietary counseling including the elimination of allergy causing foods that may also trigger migraines. This will help to prevent migraine recurrence and frequency, as well as improve your overall health.

As well as acupuncture treatments, Enhanced Chiropractic Solutions offers a variety of other wellness services such as Pilates, anti-aging counseling, active release technique, joint mobilization, kineseo taping, nutritional counseling, myofascial release, pre and post-operative rehabilitation, as well as chiropractic adjustments. At Enhanced Chiropractic, the philosophy is that the best way to cure a condition is to identify the underlying causes, understand the needs of the patient, and come up with a treatment plan that best addresses their needs and lifestyle, treating both the mind and the body simultaneously. 

If you suffer from migraines and are looking for a safe and effective method of treatment, contact Enhanced Chiropractic Solutions today to schedule your acupuncture treatment and begin taking control of your health.

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