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Acupuncture and Headaches

If you suffer from headaches, you are not alone. Over 50 million of us experience some form of a severe headache at some point in our lives. Whether you haveminor head pain or severe migraines, headaches can take valuable time out of your day and your life, and leave you searching for relief.

One way to avoid pain is by reaching for drugs or other medications. This may work for the short run, and can help you relieve your pain quickly. Unfortunately, common headache medications do not address the root cause(s), and when used over long periods of time, these drugs can cause unwanted and dangerous side effects.

Acupuncture and Traditional Oriental Medicine offer a safe and effective approach to relieving headache pain, without causing harmful side effects; they incorporate a comprehensive diagnostic protocol that can help your acupuncturist understand and address the underlying cause(s) of your distress.

It is important to remember that acupuncture is not a quick fix. Changes may occur quickly or over a longer period of time, depending upon your overall constitution and health. It is vital that you closely follow care recommendations suggested by your acupuncturist. Whether it takes one visit or multiple visits to address an acute problem, your acupuncturist will create a safe treatment program to maximize your healing potential.

Source: Acupuncture Media Works (2007). Used by permission. 

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