While acupuncture would never purport to be a be-all, end-all treatment for headaches, it can directly address the the root causes of the headache and thereby ease the symptoms. Acupuncture needles are placed in accordance with the meridians of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which often coincides with nerves throughout the body. Insertion of the needles at these strategic points will release such important hormones as endorphins which trigger a pain-killing response in the body. With very little risk for side-effects, acupuncture has emerged as one of the premier alternative-medicine treatments for headaches. For people looking to avoid the side-effects of prescription drugs and other traditional forms of headache treatment, it is worth asking whether acupuncture could work for you.
Acupuncture is not for everyone's headaches. It is important that we take the time to exhaustively detail your medical history, symptoms and current condition. By determining what types of headaches you suffer from, we can create a coordinated treatment plan that includes chiropractic and acupuncture techniques to naturally treat your symptoms.
Thanks to clinical research, acupuncture is being proven as a non-pharmacological method for managing tension headaches. If you are interested in making acupuncture a part of your healthcare routine, give our office in Park Slope a call to schedule an appointment today.