Acupuncture “Nails” Migraine Headaches
A young women came to my clinic yesterday with an excruciating one sided migraine headache that has lasted 3 days. Medication did not help. After examining where exactly the location of pain was, I employed the distal method of acupuncture. Within 5 min of treatment, to her big surprise, pain was down 80%.By the end of the treatment it was completely gone.
That is a power of acupuncture, and that is how it works.
Everyone either knows someone who suffers from migraine, or struggles with migraine headaches themselves. Migraine is not just a bad headache,its extremely incapacitating collection of neurological symptoms. It’s the 6th most disabling illness in the world.
Western medicine response is mostly pharmaceutical-costly, damaging
, and often addictive drugs such as Narco, Hydrocodone, Morphine are prescribed. These drugs have serious risks and side effects including dizziness,drowsiness,vomiting, rash,constipation and respiratory depression resulting in difficult breathing.
Long term use of these drugs leads to tolerance and addiction.
The one treatment with few, if any, side effects-is Acupuncture.
What does it do? An effect brought by Acupuncture is the release of Beta-endorphin and adrenocorticotropic hormone(ACTH) from the pituitary gland into the bloodstream and cerebrospinal fluid. The endorphins produce system-wide pain relief, remote from the area where acupuncture needle was inserted. ACTH, in turn, activates the adrenal gland to release cortisol into the bloodstream. Cortisol is a naturally occurring steroid substance that has anti-inflammatory properties.
When it comes to trying acupuncture, you have nothing to lose.With a licensed acupuncturist, the risks are almost nonexistent and far more outweighed by potential benefits.
Most of my patients report that they sleep better and have a stronger sense of overall well-being after just a few sessions.