You’ve tried countless medications for your migraines without long-lasting relief. Would you be surprised if we told you that drugs might not be the best treatment to relieve your chronic headaches? What’s even better is that we have a treatment that helps resolve your migraines naturally while also restoring health and wellness.
Here at Arbor Vitae Wellness Center, we believe that just by stopping by to read this, you’re on your way to better migraine control. We don’t want you to take more medications. Instead, we offer acupuncture and have witnessed it work countless times for people with headaches just like yours. Our experience supports what researchers have proven for years -- acupuncture works.
Here are the essential things you need to know about acupuncture so that you can finally ditch those drugs and your migraine pain.
What is acupuncture?
A form of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture uses tiny needles that are inserted through your skin into strategic points on your body. As these needles help to balance the flow of energy -- known as chi -- you experience improved health and fewer migraines. The needles allow the energy to flow freely again throughout your body, and they help eliminate pain by boosting your body’s natural painkiller abilities.
Acupuncture for migraine relief
Now that you have the basics, let’s discuss the number of treatments you need, the risks of treatment, and if this is an actual cure.
Research shows that acupuncture can reduce the frequency of headaches by as much as 50% in more than half of migraine sufferers. This effect can last more than six months, leaving you feeling better.
How many treatments do I need?
Our skilled team meets with you before your first acupuncture treatment. During this visit, we ask questions about your headache history as well as your overall health to make sure acupuncture is right for you. We also discuss a treatment plan with you, so you know how many treatments to expect.
Most chronic headache sufferers need one session per week for about six weeks to get the maximum benefit from this treatment. After that, you may start maintenance therapy, which requires you to come less often.
What are the risks?
There are few risks from acupuncture when performed by a licensed practitioner, so it’s critical you know you’re in safe hands here at Arbor Vitae Wellness Center. A few of the minor side effects you might notice include soreness and bruising at the needle sites or tiredness after your first few treatments.
Will it cure my migraines?
Acupuncture alone might not be enough to cure your migraines completely. Our team can create a comprehensive plan that includes acupuncture, identifying your triggers, and changes in your lifestyle habits, such as diet, sleep, and stress management.
If this information has you excited about the idea of ditching the pills for a more natural treatment plan for your migraines, call our office in Santa Monica, California, today or book an appointment online.