Acupuncture and Migraine Headache
Acupuncture and Migraine Headache, Acupuncture and Migraine Headache can often offer patients a viable option to the NSAIDS pain killers and prophylactic therapy common used in western medicine. Typical migraine headaches can be genetic in nature or frequently trigger by food allergies such as to MSG additives or foods high in nitrates such as canned meat. Other issues which can trigger them are sleep irregularities, hormonal imbalance and stress / anxiety. All of which can be counter by some form of pharmacological medication in the allopathic model. By contrast Acupuncture and Migraine Headache focuses more on the metabolic balances in the body known as Yin and Yang and also looks to the liver as the main part of the disease mechanism. The liver plays an important role both in Chinese and western medicine. It is responsible for functions such as red blood cell production, blood sugar regulation and is the focus of the ATP mechanic or energy cycle in the body. Perhaps not surprisingly The liver in Chinese medicine is coined the ‘ General ‘ and is seen as the organ which directs and commands the other organs. This is especially true in such issues as a woman’s menstrual cycle which can also be a source of migraines. In using Acupuncture and Migraine Headache an acupuncturist would first evaluate a patient based on their case history to determine the particular pattern the patient was in. An acupuncture protocol would be formulated using points along the liver channel to redirect the energy in a more therapeutic direction to reduce the imbalances. Other meridians would also be used to complement the treatment. Depending on the patients age and how long the symptoms were present treatment might take several months. However, most individuals should notice a positive change in their headache pattern after six treatments. At Chiropractic Heath our doctors are trained in using Acupuncture and Migraine Headaches. Located in Penfield NY , the office has been serving Webster, Pittsford and the greater Rochester NY area since 1983. Call today for a free consultation and put yourself back on the road to health.