Suffering from migraines?


Migraines or Headaches?

Many of us suffer with headaches at some time in our life, from a niggling or dull feeling up to a full-blown migraine, but however they come they can affect our work and social life significantly.

Recent research has shown that often the very medication that people take for headaches can actually make them worse, and that acupuncture is the recommended alternative:

New recommendation from NICE: Acupuncture proven to treat tension-type headaches and migraine (19 September 2012)

“Information released by NICE (National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence) today reported medication overuse is one of the most common causes of headaches affecting about one in 50 people. Women are five times more likely to suffer from these.
NICE conclude that acupuncture is the only proven method to prevent tension-type headaches and migraine and that doctors should prescribe it.”

Click here to link to the NICE website about headaches and acupuncture

Stressful lives, emotional issues, bad posture, sitting at a computer… all these can contribute to tension or blockages in the body, which can then show as a headache.

Maybe yours are the dull ones which never quite go away, a general heaviness in the head or behind the eyes?

Or maybe the sort that suddenly come on, throbbing and making you stop what you’re doing?

May be your headaches are related to your menstrual cycle?

Whatever your symptoms, please do make an appointment or phone for a chat to see how acupuncture may be able to help you. It may just be the answer you need to live your life more freely.

Click here to link to the BAcC headache fact sheet

Click here to link to the BAcC migraine fact sheet

Testimonial

“I’d been suffering from headaches at work for some time, the sort that started like a band around my head that gradually got tighter until it was hard to ignore. Because I needed to get on I tended to just take painkillers, but these didn’t always work, and I also knew it wasn’t helping the cause of the problem. I talked to my doctor who ruled out anything serious, but who suggested that it may be due to stress and had I considered acupuncture as an alternative?

I’d just read about acupuncture in the news, so decided to give it a go. My acupuncturist was so thorough, she took a full medical history, checked I’d seen my doctor, and discussed all my symptoms in detail which I found reassuring. I was fascinated when she explained how in Chinese Medicine different symptoms are linked together, and that the bloating feeling I often get and the feeling of a lump in my throat too, are all part of the same issue.

I had a course of 6 treatments, one a week, and found that all my symptoms eased, not just the headache. It’s been great! My acupuncturist also talked to me about the importance of my diet and suggested ways to relieve the stress whilst I was at work, which I found so useful and have carried on with.

The treatments themselves were so lovely and surprisingly relaxing, and I will certainly go back if I feel any of my symptoms returning.”

 

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