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Acupuncture Can Be a Way of Eradicating Headaches Forever

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If you are suffering from headaches, you are not alone. It is reported that up to 74% of Americans have the same problem. If headaches are basically affecting your quality of life, you should know that Western medicine has actually no cure for this problem. The only thing you can hope for is discover a drug that has very few side effects that gives you adequate relief of your pain. But if you have a headache that is stubborn and no type of drug can seem to help, you may need to turn to alternative treatments that are safe and are actually quite good at quelling headaches. One of the best alternative treatments for headache in Bellingham is acupuncture. This treatment has been known to not only ameliorate headache pain but completely cure it as well. And, best of all, no matter if you’ve had this problem for a few days or for several decades acupuncture can break the cycle of pain once and for all.

How Does Acupuncture Treat Headache?

Besides resolving headache pain, acupuncture also addresses the source of the headache. This is how Chinese medicine works. It goes to the underlying cause of the health issue, which in this case is an imbalance within the body that causes the headaches. If you argue that stress might be the one that’s been causing your headaches, you are halfway correct. In most types of headaches, stress plays a huge role. However, if your headache is not due to an internal imbalance, then stress would not be a factor. Sometimes, for example, the wind during a strong storm is why some trees get knocked down. But when you closely study it, you would actually see that the those trees have become weak or rigid due to a certain sickness that made them inflexible to the strong wind which thus caused them to fall. From this we can see that the health of the trees is vitally important in order for it to survive a storm. The same principle applies to disease and humans. Like the strong wind, stress alone would not be enough to trigger health problems such as headaches if a person’s overall health was strong. The patient’s health can become strong and can function like a flexible healthy tree after an acupuncture treatment.

How Can Acupuncture Boost Health?

It’s quite difficult to imagine how inserting a thin needle into the skin can lead to an improvement of one’s health. The acupoints on a person’s skin can be activated when a needle is stuck into it. The effect is similar to a light switch. When you turn it on, the switch causes electricity to flow, turning a light on. The needle in an acupoint affects the function of a specific organ in the body. The Chinese found that stimulating specific acupoints, many of which are found in the legs and arms, dispatch signals to certain organs. When an inserted needle is manipulated, the needle acts like a dimmer switch that controls the flow of the electric current; in the case of the needle, manipulating it in a certain way sends a specific type of signal to the organ associated with it.

A qualified acupuncturist knows how to manipulate a needle in order to send a specific message to an organ in order to treat symptoms and diseases. This is one of the insights of Chinese medicine. A disease is caused by a certain imbalance and can be resolved by needling a specific combination of acupoints. With regards to headaches, 20 types of imbalances are responsible for setting off different kinds of headaches. Some headaches feel like unbearable migraines with light sensitivity and auras, some headaches are felt everyday and are persistent but mild, some may be felt in the back of the head and are achy and dull, while some feel like stabbing sharp pain to the temples, to describe just a few. A practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) such as an acupuncturist needs to know first what kind of imbalance is causing a patient’s headache. After identifying the imbalance, he/she must them come up with a correct prescription that will help resolve the imbalance, and then perform a needling procedure with precision and skill to treat the organs and get the desired outcomes.

The Benefits of Acupuncture Therapy Last Long

This is one of the greatest advantages of acupuncture over Western modes of treatment. A lot of patients have never come back because their headaches have been completely cured. There are some patients who go back for tune-ups when they feel the need to. Acupuncture restores the balance in the body and once it’s balanced, it tends to stay that way.

Written by Valerie

August 30th, 2016 at 8:21 am

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