Effective Treatment for Headaches and Migraines

Acupuncture is a widely recognized therapy for effectively treating many kinds of headaches. It has been extensively studied for the treatment of migraines and tension headaches specifically. Results consistently show reduced pain, reduced or eliminated need for medications, fewer trips to the doctor, and fewer lost days of work. 


Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can also reduce or eliminate many of the underlying causes of headaches including muscle tension and imbalance, circulation issues, neck and shoulder dysfunction, TMJ dysfunction, hormonal imbalance, blood pressure issues, sinus problems and stress. In cases of pain medication dependence creating rebound headaches, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can provide the pain relief necessary to break the vicious cycle.


Before treatment, you receive a full evaluation. Chinese Medicine’s time tested diagnostic system is combined with western orthopedic evaluation to uncover the hidden sources of your headaches. You will be treated holistically to give you the longest lasting results. Other treatments that may be added to acupuncture include cupping, soft tissue release, posture alignment exercises, Chinese Herbal Medicine, relaxation exercises, and craniosacral therapy.


Several area neurologists regularly refer their toughest headache patients to Kristin because acupuncture provides when other therapies have failed.

Kinds of Headache and Head Pain Well Treated with Acupuncture



Tension Headaches

Sinus Headaches

Hormonal Headaches

TMJ related headaches

Post Concussion Headaches

Post Whiplash Headaches

Occipital Neuralgia

Blood Pressure Related Headaches

Trigeminal Neuralgia

Dental Work Related Headaches


Headaches of acute onset with severe pain, headaches following head trauma, or headaches associated with neck stiffness and fever should immediately be evaluated by a medical doctor.