Relief from Headaches and Migraines

9 recliners in a semi-circle, each with a patient resting under red blankets. Practioner seated on a small black stool giving a treatment to one patient.

We regularly successfully treat headaches and migraines for people who have “tried everything.” We have a lot of practice; people book in with us for help with migraines and headaches almost every day. Our sliding scale ($20 – $40, you decide what you can afford) makes it possible for more people to receive treatment.

We have seen acupuncture help with all kinds of headaches. People sometimes get immediate relief in our clinic and are able to take a nap while the needles do their work.

These are the three most common types of headaches we see:

Tension headaches,  aka “stress headaches” are one of the most common types and is usually a pain that can feel like a band around the head or at the temples, often accompanied by neck and shoulder tension.

Migraines are fairly common and are often described as throbbing or even stabbing pain on one side of the head. Light and sound usually aggravate a migraine, and nausea and vomiting are frequent accompanying symptoms.

Inflamed sinuses can also cause sinus headaches, which usually manifests as throbbing face pain that tends to be worse in the morning and with bending over.

We also treat cluster headaches (one of the more painful types that occur in or around one eye and appear in clusters), and hormonal headaches (when they occur before or during menstruation), and headaches as a lingering symptom of concussion.

We usually recommend about 6-8 treatments for someone who has recently started to suffer from headaches, while 10-12 treatments is more appropriate for those who have been suffering from headaches from 6 months or more.

If you have questions about how acupuncture can help with headaches or migraines, please get in touch.

8 recliners in a semi-circle, each with a patient resting under red blankets. Practioner seated on a small black stool giving a treatment to one patient.
photo by Vanessa Tignanelli

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