Jordan New, L.Ac.
We have had numerous happy patients who were able to mitigate their lifelong headaches with acupuncture, nutritional advice and/or Chinese herbs. So please try acupuncture!
In the meantime, here are some acupressure points you can try at home to help with your migraines: http://healingwithzen.com/9-acupressure-points-for-headaches-migraines/
Sorry that you have been suffer from chronic migraines.
Yes. Acupuncture helps a lot. I have a lot of clients can get benefits from acupuncture treatment and no longer need taking pills.
I will suggest to find a good acupuncture near you and start to get treatment soon. Hope you will feel pain free sooner
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Yours in Health!
Pain is a message from the body to the consciousness/mind that there is something wrong. Pain meds simply stop the brain's ability to interpret the messages. The pain is still present along with the underlying causes, you just can not feel it. I have found in my practice that even with strong prescription pain meds, the pain of migraines remains, just as you say they are not working.
Acupuncture applied by a competent and well trained acupuncturist (not a western medicine practitioner with a weekend seminar in acupuncture) is very effective in eliminating or at least drastically diminishing occurrences of migraines. Included with this result is an overall higher functioning physical, mental and emotional body in general. A feeling of well-being, increased immune function, reduced symptoms of stress, better sleep, digestion and mental function are "side effects" of regular acupuncture treatment.
Choose an acupuncturist who has a Master's degree in Chinese medicine and has been certified by the national board exams for Oriental medicine (NCCAOM diplomate). In addition, I strongly suggest finding an acupuncturist who employs Dr.Tan's Balance Method as this method is highly effective in immediately stopping pain of a migraine while working on readjusting the body function to prevent further attacks.
You are very wise to want to stop prescription meds, but do not do that without professional help from a well trained and experienced accredited acupuncturist.
Bottom line: absolutely seek help from acupuncture and Chinese medicine. I can assure you, you will benefit greatly.
Thank you for your question.
Health & Happiness,
Mari Mengarelli DOM LAc
Hope this information helps,
Jeffrey W. Beimler, L.Ac. MsTCM
Call a few places and see which one you think you'd feel most comfortable with. Let them treat you for a few sessions, as it may get better right away, but may also take some time. If they don't help, you can try another or go back to your MD to try different meds. I hope you get help, I know how awful migraines can be for people.
Yes, we definitely recommend acupuncture for treatment of chronic migraines. Acupuncture has lasting effects on pain relief if done regularly. We recommend extensive treatment initially.
Aleksandra Dianova, L.Ac.
Dr. Hui Gao L.Ac., T.C.M.D.
allergies, hormonal unbalance... One of these causative factors might be responsible for your condition.
Alexandre Hillairet, DAOM.
Yes! Acupuncture helps to relieve your migraine headache by treating the root cause of the problem, rather then just pain relieving.
Scott Sang In LeeChun Am Acupuncture천암 한의원
Yes, after you have ruled out there is no evidence of any interference in the brain with an appropriate objective test(s), an acupuncturist is most often the best choice.
Robin Roemer Brown
You might also talk with a neurologist about botox treatments. I have used these types of injections with great success.
Acupuncture would be a good option, but definitely check to make sure it’s nothing serious causing the migraines.
Before considering acupuncture you should be aware what is the reason for your migraines meaning that your MD need to exclude any rumors and such. Etiology of migraine can vary from mere dehydration to hypoxia and/or narrowing of blood supply to brain structures. Acupuncture does help a lot with migraines, but you want to go to someone who completed a full program of acupuncture school, NOT an MD that completed 300h courses. Modification for diet and sleep would be discussed with you and if you will be compliant enough, there is a good chance that your migraines will be gone for good. It's up to how much effort you are willing to put to help your acupuncturist to help you.
Hope my answer was helpful.
Amy Gendron, AP
Migraines have a huge inflammatory component as well as allergic component to them. Many people notice "triggers" that bring migraines on, like caffeine, stress, light, sugar.
There is a very specific technique called NAET that works really well for allergies and migraines. It will take approximately 15 visits to see a noticeable improvement in your symptoms. NAET is a treatment that involves acupressure and homeopathy.
Please find your nearest NAET practitioner through a web search and consult with them about your condition.
Acupuncture helps greatly to reduce migraines. If you come 1-2x per week for at least 3 months, it gives you some real results. My own mother-in-law had migraines for 12 years and the only thing that helped her was acupuncture.
Hope that helps. Sending you lots of healing!
I have another patient who had had a migraine for weeks, and after the first treatment it was completely gone.
So yes, I would most definitely find an acupuncturist in your area so you can get in a couple of times a week at first. And if you don't get results from the first acupuncturist, try another one since each of us has different ways of treating.