Acupuncture is an effective treatment to alleviate migraines…
and the related symptoms, including prodrome signs, aura, pain on one side of the head, pulsating or throbbing pain, sensitivity to sounds, light, and smells, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, blurry vision, light headedness, and fatigue.
A study published in Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain found that acupuncture improved migraines, not only in the short-term but also over a long-term period.
“Data showed improvement greater than 33% for 69% of patients at post-treatment and 58% of patients at 3-year follow-up. Drug intake was reduced to 50% and did not re-increase until follow-up.”
What you should know about acupuncture and migraines.
If you suffer from migraines, there is an alternative to over-the-counter and prescription medications or suffering in silence.
Were you aware that:
- More than 28 million Americans, including children, suffer from migraines.
- The National Headache Foundation found that 52% of migraine sufferers are undiagnosed by a medical professional.
- 70% of those afflicted with migraines are women.
- About 51% of individuals suffering from migraines report a 50% or more reduction in work and school productivity and 66% report a 50% or more reduction in household work productivity, according to the National Headache Foundation.
- The average migraine sufferer experiences two migraines per month, which can last from 4 to 72 hours. Some individuals have headaches for more than 15 days per month.
- Acupuncture has nearly 2,000 years of clinical history.
- Acupuncture is one of the most holistic systems of medicine available today.
- Acupuncture has no inherently dangerous or troublesome side effects.
- Americans make nearly 15 million visits to acupuncture practitioners per year.
How to choose an acupuncturist:
Not all acupuncturists are created equal!
Acupuncture is one of the fastest growing modalities in the United States and more and more health and medical practitioners are jumping on the bandwagon.
A qualified acupuncturist has accrued over 3,000 hours of acupuncture and Chinese medicine education, which is between three and four years of schooling.
Unfortunately, more than 50% of acupuncturists in the US have a mere 300 hours of acupuncture training or less.
Only licensed and fully qualified acupuncturists are included on our site. To find a practitioner and get started on the path to optimal health and wellness, search our directory of acupuncturists.