Killeen Acupuncture For Migraine

by Administrator 5. February 2016 15:20

Migraine refers to a debilitating ache in a specific part of the head. The condition is generally accompanied by nausea, vomiting, tingling in legs and arms along with increased sensitivity to sound and light. The agonizing migraine pain can last from several hours to days.

Although medication can help in reducing the severity of symptoms to some extent, it does not provide long-term relief. Acupuncture is an effective technique that can assist in relieving the symptoms of migraine.

Causes:

  • Hormonal changes in women
  • Tiredness due to excessive physical activity or exercise
  • Stress
  • Allergic reactions
  • Irregular sleeping patterns
  • Foods containing tyramine (aged cheese, smoked fish etc.) or nitrates (bacon, salami etc.)
  • Low blood sugar due to fasting or skipping meals
  • Change in weather conditions
  • Exposure to loud sounds, bright lights or strong odors

Symptoms:

  • Moderate to severe pain that is generally limited to one side of the head
  • A throbbing sensation in the head
  • Pain that increases with physical activity
  • Inability to perform routine chores due to pain
  • Seeing bright spots or flashes of light
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Dizziness and weakness
  • stiff neck
  • Mental confusion

How Acupuncture Can help?

Acupuncture can significantly help in treating as well as preventing the problem of migraine. The therapy involves insertion of fine needles into specific points of the body. This is followed by moderate electric or manual stimulation of the needles. The aim of acupuncture is to re-establish free flow of energy throughout the body to promote the natural healing process.

According to the acupuncturists, Migraine pain is associated with dilation of blood vessels in the head. Inserting needles on specific points may reduce the activity of the blood vessels in the head and neck, thereby relieving pain. In some cases, the acupuncturist may apply a low frequency electrical current to the needles so as to aid in the constriction of the blood vessels.

Migraine Prevention With Acupuncture

Emotional stress is one of the most common reasons behind migraine. An imbalance in the autonomic nervous system causes the parasympathetic (relaxed state) brain to immobilize and the sympathetic brain (stressed state) to activate. Using acupuncture technique, migraine can be prevented by activating the parasympathetic nervous system and reducing stress in the muscles. Generally, the acupuncture points for preventing migraine are located on the forearms and lower legs.

We, at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, offer acupuncture therapy in Killeen, TX. The acupuncturists at our clinic specialize in treating migraine and various other medical conditions. For appointment, you can call at (254) 698 – 1600 or visit the clinic at 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548.

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