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FAQs About Acupuncture for Migraines

Written By Northgate Chiropractic Clinic on October 27, 2021

Acupuncture for Migraine Northgate Chiropractic Clinic

If you suffer from migraines, then you know just how debilitating they can be. The throbbing head pain that radiates down your neck and back, the nausea and vomiting, the sensitivity to light and sound—these symptoms are just a few of the reasons that migraines are not like any kind of garden-variety headache. 

The pain of migraines makes many people desperate for solutions, and it’s normal to see migraine sufferers reaching for powerful medications to find relief. However, these medications also come with powerful side effects that can sometimes be as troubling as the migraines themselves. Fortunately, there may be another solution: acupuncture

Acupuncture, offered by Northgate Chiropractic Clinic, can be an effective, drug-free way of managing migraines, providing relief for chronic sufferers. Could acupuncture be the solution for you? Here are the answers to some common questions people have about using acupuncture to treat migraines. 

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture comes from Chinese medicine. It involves restoring the healthy flow of energy through your body by using small needles that are strategically inserted at pressure points. The needles encourage the release of healing endorphins and improves circulation. 

Although some people are wary of acupuncture when they hear that needles are involved, rest assured that this isn’t like getting a typical shot at the doctor’s office. Acupuncture needles are very thin, and some people don’t feel them at all. Those that do feel them describe them as a tiny poke that is not painful. 

How does acupuncture improve migraines?

Acupuncture treatment is targeted according to what condition is being treated. Dr. Hall will insert the acupuncture needles at the pressure points that are associated with migraine pain. 

When the needles are inserted, circulation will improve in that area and associated nerve inflammation will be eased. With repeated treatments, healing endorphins will help keep inflammation at bay, reducing your likelihood of experiencing migraines. 

Why is acupuncture a good treatment for migraines?

Many of the medications that exist for the treatment of migraines have significant side effects. They can cause drowsiness, nausea, and may even impact blood glucose levels. They can also trigger rebound headaches, which occur after repeated use of headache medications. With rebound headaches, when the drugs wear off, the headache returns with a vengeance. 

Acupuncture offers an alternative, safe way to get real, long-lasting relief from migraines without the side effects. 

Take the First Step Towards Migraine Relief with Acupuncture

Relief from your migraines may only be a phone call away. Call Northgate Chiropractic Clinic to make an appointment with Dr. Hall for acupuncture in Rochester by calling (507) 607-7996. 

You can also schedule your visit on our website by clicking here

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