Acupuncture for Headaches
Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years. Many people still wonder if acupuncture can be a valid treatment option for those with headaches and migraines. We at SoCal Neck & Back and Injury Center, Lee Chiropractic, Inc in Los Angeles, CA are here to help put your mind at rest over this treatment option.
Does Acupuncture Work for Headache Pain?
According to the Harvard Health Blog, there have been large clinical studies done on pain management with acupuncture in over 18,000 patients with 23 controlled clinical trials showing that it is similar to that of other non-opiate pain relievers. This holds promise for those that want to find non-pharmaceutical ways to relieve pain from their condition.
How does Acupuncture Work on My Headaches?
Energy flow, or “qi”, flows along meridians according to Chinese and Eastern Medicine. There are fine hair-thick needles that are placed along with pressure points that will help slow the transmission of pain signals. The treatment lasts approximately an hour and there may be the need for several sessions.
Will it Hurt?
Acupuncture for most is not painful, however, everyone’s pain tolerance is different. There may be some bruising or irritation, or redness at the needle placement sites, but it is generally a well-tolerated procedure that has fewer side effects than most other options. We are here to answer questions you may have about the procedure and show you in advance how thin the needles are.
Will There Be Other Things Needed?
Acupuncturists may often give you other advice on improving energy flow throughout your body. These can include simple lifestyle changes or dietary changes such as removing caffeine from your life. Caffeine is a known headache trigger, but it is also seen as a blocker of energy flow in the body by those who study Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Where to Go for Acupuncture for My Headaches in Los Angeles, CA?
At SoCal Neck & Back and Injury Center, Lee Chiropractic, Inc we will help assess your condition and go over all the treatment options that are at your disposal. Call us today at (323) 375-5147 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor.