Acupuncture and Herbs for Migraines

July 8, 2014

Why Acupuncture and Herbs for migraines and headaches can help

Many of my patients use acupuncture for migraines and headaches and it seems that celebrities are also using the natural medicine.  Gwen Stefani has been using acupuncture while she was pregnant to get rid of her migraines.  A source told RadarOnline:  “Gwen started doing acupuncture to get rid of severe migraine headaches that she gets during her pregnancies.  All moms are doing it.  She loves it and shares it with all her mommy friends because of how much it has helped her on so many levels.”

Suffering from migraines and headaches can be frustrating and debilitating all at the same time.  Triggers for this head pain can be from a variety of reasons including hormonal imbalance, stress, and muscle tightness.  Some experts say that genetics play a big role but lifestyle habits can also play a role.

Acupuncture helps relieve stress and unwind those tight neck muscles that could be triggering your headache.  Taking a headache pill may hide the pain but it won’t address the cause.  Acupuncture can help relieve the pain as well as address the root problem.  I have a 23 year old patient who was diagnosed with MS and at the same time began getting migraines.  The beginning of her menses always triggered a migraine.  I told her she might be blood deficient because losing blood during her menses was triggering her pain.  I gave her a blood boosting herbal formula, changed her diet which was heavy on carbohydrates, like cereal and sandwiches, and her migraines are now under control.  Because of this shift in her life, she will most likely lead a healthier and longer life.

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