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.
Kinds of Headache and Head Pain Well Treated with Acupuncture
TMJ related headaches
Post Concussion Headaches
Post Whiplash Headaches
Blood Pressure Related Headaches
Dental Work Related Headaches
I am grateful to have the opportunity to tell anyone reading this about my experience with Kristin over the years. She is a skilled acupuncturist whose approach, always kind and compassionate, makes patients feel at ease and respected. She listens attentively, intuitively decides on a course of treatment, follows through with gentleness, listening and responding to feedback from her patients. She brings a deep knowledge and understanding of the human body and the very subtle signs indicating areas that are out of balance. She has successfully treated me for a variety of health difficulties, large and small. I have never been disappointed in the outcome of her treatments and am grateful to have such a competent, wise, and compassionate person supporting me in my quest to maintain and improve my health. -C.L.