Acupuncture for Headaches
Some statistics say that 7 out of 10 people have at least one headache every year. For some people, headaches are a part of their every day life. There are said to be several different types of headaches that occur in different areas and can have different pain qualities. Some people have headaches that are dull and achy, others experience a throbbing or sharp pain. No matter what the cause or type, acupuncture is a beneficial therapy to help alleviate headaches.
Acupuncture is a holistic medicine, which means that your acupuncturist takes into account many factors to provide the best treatment for each patient. Headaches can be caused by several different factors and can be frequent or only come up once in a while. For many people, no matter what the cause of their headaches, they can confirm that any type of stress exacerbates their pain.
Acupuncture is beneficial for treating acute and chronic headaches both by treating the root cause of headaches and by reducing stress during treatment. One of the most popular acupuncture points used in treatment is large intestine 4 (pictured below). This point is located on the hand, between the thumb and index finger and can treat different types of pain. LI-4 is often commonly used for the treatment of headaches. This acupuncture point is noted to relieve pain and calm the spirit.
If you are experiencing headaches and are looking for a safe and natural treatment to reduce them, you should book an appointment with your acupuncturist. Headaches can interfere with daily life and prevent us from doing what we need to do. Schedule your appointment today to see how acupuncture can benefit you.