Alternative Medicine Resources

Bringing You Natural & Effective Health Alternatives

Acupuncture Can Cure Headaches

without comments

Are you suffering from headaches? If you are, you’re not alone since in the United States, about 3/4 of the population suffer from headaches generally from time to time. If, unfortunately, you suffer from headaches on a daily basis, you know by now that western medicine has never found a cure for your problem. It would be very good if you find a treatment that although may relieve the pain only temporarily, it still won’t cause as many side effects as conventional headache medicines tend to do.   The point is most headache medications do have serious side effects especially when taken continuously for a long period of time. If you have an open mind, you might want to seriously consider getting acupuncture treatment for your headache to help relieve the pain. Acupuncture is a powerful headache treatment that there have been people with chronic headaches who have reportedly been entirely cured after receiving a few sessions of acupuncture. Acupuncture has been proven a very powerful treatment for headaches and migraines. If you’ve had headaches for decades, no problem, acupuncture can stop the vicious cycle of pain once and for all.

How does Acupuncture Treat Headaches?

How is that possible? Acupuncture treats both the headache and the source of the headache. Chinese medicine goes to the root of the problem, which is the imbalance that generates the headache. Some people might argue that the headache is because of stress. This may be partially accurate as stress does contribute massively to headaches. However, if you don’t suffer from any internal imbalances, stress will not be able to trigger your headache. One analogy for this is a strong wind that is able to knock down trees that are rigid or sick while the healthy and flexible trees remain standing. In this occasion, the wind plays its part and whether a tree will survive the wind or not depends on the stats of its health. The same goes for disease and people. Stress that may be compared to the wind would not be able to trigger headaches if the individual’s underlying health was much better. Acupuncture can help a person function much better and be more resilient to stress as the healthy trees were to the wind.

How does acupuncture improve your health?

For a person who doesn’t know what acupuncture is, he might find it hard to believe how inserting a needle into a certain point on his body can treat his illness or pain or improve his/her health. Acupuncture, basically is about helping normalize the flow of a person’s energy known as qi during times of pain or sickness. The needle that an acupuncturist uses is 10 times thinner than a hypodermic needle and really do not cause pain when it is inserted into the body. The needles are inserted into certain points on the skin known as acupuncture points under which are energy vessels where the qi flows towards other parts of the body. These needles help speed up the flow of qi when it stagnates or slows down. When the qi is not moving normally, the body falls into sickness or disease, when acupuncture restores normal qi flow, the body recovers and heals accordingly.

The weak flow of qi causes imbalances in the functions of the various organs systems in the body. Each imbalance manifests a certain type of disorder or disease and can be resolved with a specific treatment that entails treatment of a combination of acupuncture points. With regards to headaches, there can be 20 various types of imbalances that may trigger different kinds of headaches. There are headaches such as migraines combined with photosensitivity and auras, persistent regular but mild headaches, dull ache in the back of the head, and pain that is sharp and stabbing felt in the temples.

How long do the effects or acupuncture last?

One of the best things about acupuncture therapy is that its effects last for quite a long time. A lot of patients actually do not come back for follow up treatment anymore since they have been literally cured of their headache. Some people do come back but only for tune-ups when they think they need one. Basically, the body adapts to the positive changes which is good since it has actually returned to a state of health which it had before imbalances set in and once it is in balance, it tends to stay that way.


1245 West Broadway #302
Vancouver, BC V6H 1G7, Canada
(604) 733-2632


Written by Valerie

November 18th, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Posted in Acupuncture

Tagged with