Acupuncture for Headaches and Migraines

Belinda’s Acupuncture services in Mount Evelyn and Park Orchards offer a safe and effective remedy for headaches and migraines. Headaches are considered one of the most common medical complaints since a lot of people experience them at some point in their life. They can affect anyone, regardless of age, race or gender. However, if a headache is accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and sometimes sensitivity to light, then it falls under the category of migraine. Headaches and migraines can last for several hours to 3 or more days.

There are several causes of migraines and headaches. Some studies show that they are related to changes in the brain and genetics, so in some cases you can inherit the triggers that sometimes give you migraines like bright lights, headaches, weather changes and other factors.

Headaches start when overactive nerve cells send out a signal that triggers the trigeminal nerve, which in turn releases a chemical that creates inflammation and pain. This usually happens when the person involved is stressed or tired.

However, some foods and drinks such as caffeine, aged cheese, food additives, alcohol, and even monosodium glutamate (MSG) may cause some migraines.

Treatment options for headaches/migraines

The most common remedy for headaches is pain relief medication and a lot of rest. You can buy a generic pain reliever over the counter, or your doctor can prescribe a preventive medication to relieve the pain.

Acupuncture for treating headaches and migraines

Headache and migraine acupuncture involves the insertion of thin needles through specific points of the body. The primary purpose of this treatment is to balance the energy within the body.

Several pieces of research suggest that acupuncture can help relieve pain associated with headaches, migraines and other complaints. Also, acupuncture itself is safe and carries little risk when done by a certified and licensed practitioner.

That is why you must do your homework and check the track record and qualifications of your Acupuncturist before booking your first appointment. You’ll need to make sure that the needles being used are new and sterile. Don’t be afraid to ask about the whole procedure and make sure it’s a safe and calm experience for you.

Why choose Belinda Eisen?

Belinda Eisen is a registered and qualified acupuncturist and a member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association. Most importantly, she holds a Bachelor of Health Science, which is a requirement for practising Chinese Medicine.

Her Acupuncture clinics in Mount Evelyn and Park Orchards offer various services that are beneficial for treating mild conditions before they reach a chronic or debilitating stage. One of these treatments is focused on relieving your chronic headaches and migraines.

Acupuncture for Headaches and Migraines

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