How does acupuncture help with headaches and migraines?

How does acupuncture help with headaches and migraines?

As an alternative to pharmaceutical medication, acupuncture for headaches and migraines can help provide relief for the pain and other discomfort you may be experiencing. Whether acute or chronic, at Bern Akupunktur, I can help reduce the frequency of your migraine and headache attacks as well as the intensity of the pain. Regular acupuncture treatments have also been shown to prevent the onset of headaches and migraine attacks.

One other benefit of acupuncture treatment for migraine is that it can also help avoid side effects that occur from taking migraine and headache medications. In most chronic migraine cases, most patients suffer from unwanted effects of pain medication. In addition to helping with pain relief, in the long run, acupuncture is believed to support the body maintain optimal blood pressure, heart rate and respiratory rate, all of which can trigger a migraine when disrupted.

Furthermore, tension in the muscles, which can trigger the body’s pain response, is thought to be alleviated by acupuncture treatments for headaches and migraines. Which in turn reduce the likelihood of episodic migraine attacks.

Treatment options for individual migraine and headache cases vary. During your initial appointment at Bern Akupunktur, a personalized plan will be discussed to better ensure the efficacy of acupuncture treatments.

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