J.M. asks from Brentwood, CA on July 14, 2009
Wondering If "Acupuncture" Helps with Headaches/migraines
I get headaches almost daily and many migraines per month. I don't like putting prescription drugs in my body so wondered if anyone has used Acupuncture for headaches so I could get an opinion of it before I consider this alternative. I have been told that they are caused from stress. And what other things have any of you used Acupuncture for & has it worked. Thanks so much...
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E.B. answers from San Francisco on July 15, 2009
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M.S. answers from Sacramento on July 15, 2009
You are on the right track. Stress does influence migraines. There is a lot of information out there, but what I have learned is that migraines are a result of toxins in the colon being released under stress and the lack of vital trace minerals. Acupuncture won't hurt, yet I would recommend doing a colon cleanse and then adding a whole food supplement.
Good luck. I am sure you can cure this and get some relief.
B.M. answers from San Francisco on July 15, 2009
I have acupuncture treatments for arthritis in my lower back. They treat people for a wide variety of ailments such as chronic back pain, migraines, neuropathy, etc. I used to go to a chiropractor, but needed treatments more often, and could not lift or bend, etc. I started going to acupuncture about a year ago once a week. Now I am going every eight weeks, and my chronic pain is gone. I can lift (my grandchildren, lol), and bend, and exercise again.
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I was scared to death the first time I went because I hate needles. However, these needles are so tiny you don't you don't feel the same sensation as you would from say getting a shot.
Good luck to you.
T.C. answers from San Francisco on July 15, 2009
The imbalances and/or stress that cause migraines can be helped by Acupuncture, Acupressure and Jin Shin Jyutsu®. They all work to harmonize the chi, which is the energy that runs the body systems. Acupuncture uses hair thin needles and Acupressure and Jin Shin Jyutsu® use gentle touch to restore balance.
I use Acupuncture as my primary care with great results. I give myself Acupressure and Jin Shin Jyutsu® daily. I am a Certified Acupressurist and Jin Shin Jyutsu® practitioner and would be happy to explain more. ____@____.com sessions are very relaxing and energizing (which is good for all moms) and are an inexpensive alternative to migraine medication. You can even learn simple self-help techniques to maintain the balanced state.
Although it can take more than one session to clear an imbalance, I once had a client who was a pregnant neurologist. She had a constant migraine headache for more than a month. She came to me instead of taking drugs during pregnancy. Her headache was gone after one session, and did not return. :o) I wish the same for you.
H.R. answers from San Francisco on July 18, 2009
I had migraines all my life and chronic migraines for about 10 years when I discovered they were being caused by eating foods high in citric acid (tomatoes, citrus, etc). I was tired of taking medications for the pain too and when my doctor suggested adding a preventative medication to take on a daily basis, I decided to try to figure it out myself. I got a book by William Walsh of the Mayo Clinic--I don't remember the exact title and I loaned it out to someone who did not return it, but it had "food allergies" in the title. The book had an elimination diet I followed for two weeks and my migraines disappeared. I slowly reintroduced foods and discovered which foods triggered my migraines. I know migraines can be caused by a variety of factors, but mine were food-related. I don't know whether it's an allergy or an intolerance, but I'm cured! Good luck!
H.D. answers from San Francisco on July 14, 2009
You may want to double check two things...when did you have your eyes examined last? Eye strain can also cause daily headaches. And are you sure it isn't allergy related? It is worth having both avenues checked...headaches SUCK!
M.L. answers from San Francisco on July 14, 2009
I have used acupuncture for my migraines. Like you...I didn't want any drugs into my system. My Dr had prescribed many sorts of meds..but they actually made it worse for me. The whole point is for it to maintain or get rid of my migraine...not at all. I ended up being more miserable and thought of alternative medicine. Acupuncture WORKED!!! I was very picky on finding myself the right acupuncturist! I saw 2 before I found the right one. She's in SF...I loved her..she explained EVERYTHING and she had studied Chinese medicine for years. I had 4 mths of treatment twice a week for the first 2 mths..and then once a week for the rest of the months. I could of stayed with her longer..but...I didn't think there was any need to unless they started again. This was in 2005..since then...no more migraines. The only way I would start getting migraine is if I ate certain chocolates...and yes...STRESS played a HUGE part. I would totally recommend it. Hope this helps! Good luck. Let me know how it works out for you.
E.D. answers from San Francisco on July 15, 2009
I am not sure about migrane pian, but Accupuncture helped with my husbands back pain. He broke his back and was put on pain killers by the doctors, and they almost did more harm than good physically for my husband. We stopped the pain pills and went with Accupuncture for pain management and it helped so well that he never took pain pills for his back again. 7 weeks after that he was back at work. I totally believe it can be used for pain management. The insurance even covered it because it was a treatment for pain. Give it a try.....it couldn't hurt. :)
V.W. answers from San Francisco on July 15, 2009
Absolutely yes.... acupuncture will help relieve your headaches. If you are in the bay area, Dr Henry Lee on Castro St Mountain View is fantastic. He is compassionate, skillful and gets amazing results. It is difficult to get to see him, he is extremely popular so you will have to book up appts in advance.