Atwell Acupuncture and MigrainesIf you suffer from migraines, we all know traditional medicine doesn’t always help ease the pain.  If you’re exploring other methods of treatment, you might want to consider a healthier option, ACUPUNCTURE.

Studies have shown that acupuncture reduces the frequency of headache in individuals with migraines, and that the effect may be similar to that observed with preventive medications. The frequency of headache is dropped by 50% or more in up to 59% of individuals receiving acupuncture and this effect can persist for more than 6 months.

How does Acupuncture Work?

Acupuncture is meant to keep the energy flow (called “qi”) balanced along the meridians. Needles will be placed at specific pressure points, usually along a person’s back or neck where they can slow pain transmission.  Treatment takes about an hour, and we work with patients to development a treatment plan that works for them and their symptoms.

Will Acupuncture Help My Migraines?

As is the case with most migraine treatments, patients see different results. The American Migraine Foundation agrees with the conclusion that a course of Acupuncture can be a valuable treatment option. However, long-term effectiveness beyond one year is uncertain and requires further research.

If you are interested in learning more about acupuncture for migraines, please come in for a FREE CONSULTATION with Atwell, we would love to talk to you!