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Benefits of Acupuncture in Migraine Treatment

by Joann Dunn

Migraines are a common issue affecting numerous people across the globe. The neurological condition has various symptoms, such as throbbing headaches, nausea, and vomiting, making the victim's life unbearable. These symptoms can be severe and last for a few days, thus hindering you from working or participating in your daily activities. Although most people prefer various medical interventions to cure these symptoms, acupuncture presents an excellent and effective alternative to managing migraines. While acupuncture is associated with spar and cosmetic treatments, it is a traditional Chinese medical procedure involving the insertion of needles at strategic pressure points to relieve pain. It is a safe, therapeutic and effective alternative to dealing with migraines. Here are the reasons you should consider acupuncture for your migraine treatment. 

It Reduces the Migraine Symptoms

Those suffering from migraines exhibit various severe and recurring symptoms that affect their quality of life. Thus, one would prefer a treatment that helps them manage these symptoms. Pharmacological migraine treatments offer temporary relief because they only cure the occurring migraine symptoms. In contrast, acupuncture relieves the present migraine attacks and reduces the frequency and severity of future attacks. After a few sessions, you will feel better, making acupuncture more effective than standard treatments. You may not have to take prescription medicines if you choose this treatment method. 

It Lowers the Risks of Infections

One may be skeptical of having several needles pierced on their bodies, which is the standard acupuncture procedure. However, the procedure is safe, especially when conducted by a trained licensed practitioner. The acupuncture needles are placed at strategic pressure points in the nervous system, causing a pain-relieving effect without piercing the blood vessels. Thus, there is no risk of bleeding or nerve damage from the procedure. Additionally, disposable sterilized needles are used in every procedure, eliminating the risk of infections. Consequently, any person seeking acupuncture treatment can be assured of the treatment's safety.  

It Reduces the Risks of Complications

Contemporary modern migraine treatments require you to induce foreign substances that may affect the body. Some people have taken migraine medicines with other substances, leading to allergic reactions. Seeking acupuncture treatment reduces these risks by offering an alternative treatment where the body can self-heal. The procedure eradicates the negative energy causing pain and restores a positive energy flow. This is because the needles inserted at various pressure points in the nervous system trigger the release of hormones, such as endorphins, which stimulate the circulation system, thus relieving migraines. Since the body activates the pain-relieving hormones, acupuncture reduces the risk of health complications from foreign substances. 


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During my first pregnancy, I spent a lot of time pushing pillows behind my back trying to find comfort. As the size of the baby grew, so did my discomfort. By the time she was born, I was more than ready to give birth. When I found out I was pregnant again, I was determined that I would not suffer through the same discomforts. I started researching ways to ease the symptoms of pregnancy, including back pain. I created this blog to help other expectant moms find remedies to deal with those symptoms that can be emotionally and physically draining.