Headache Treatment with Acupuncture
Any kind of a headache is a nuisance and can practically drive you up the wall. Tension headaches are no better. They are considered one of the common types of headaches where stress, limited sleep, and skipping meals are the causes but cannot be confused with migraines. A person suffering from a tension headache may feel this for a short burst. Rare cases, however, can go on for days – this is referred to as a chronic tension headache. The pain radiates through the entire head and occurs on the top of the eyebrows or the back of the head.
One may also experience a tension headache as muscular tension in the shoulder and neck region. The usual treatments are over the counter medication or prescription relievers, hypnosis, stress management, relaxation techniques along with alternative treatments.
Best Treatment Options
Acupuncture is the best alternative as it provides a long lasting remedy and relief without any side effects whatsoever. The ancient Chinese science works on three methods. Symptoms are taken into account along with the cause and the effect resulting in a tension headache. Here are the three methods used by licensed acupuncturists.
- Sterilized needles are strategically placed at certain points of the body that ensures the release of natural painkillers. The small thin needles trigger responses from the nervous system, which transmits the message to the brain and empowers the release of endorphins. Hence, the body acts as a natural pain reliever.
- An increased blood flow to the inflamed areas primarily the neck and the head and the muscles are relaxed. The systemic flow occurs as the needles signal the brain, through the nervous system, to ensure that blood circulation is on point. Relaxation of muscular tension through channelized blood flow addresses the physical issues that cause a tension headache.
- An elimination of stress is of paramount importance. This ensures that the individual is free from negativity. Needles regulate the body’s natural responses that tackle stress by keeping the central and autonomous nervous in order. Pumping of blood improves the heart and does not put the onus on other parts of the body. In fact, the executive functioning of the brain helps the mind and the body work in tandem. The objective is to regulate any untoward condition in the body without taxing the nervous system.
To treat the condition, the licensed acupuncturist locates certain medians/points and gets to the root cause of the problem – the triggers. The method works in calming the sympathetic nervous system and regulates the flow of blood along with relaxing the tense muscles located on the upper back and the neck. Research has proven that people who have opted for the alternative form of treatment (acupuncture) have felt the positive effects almost immediately. The frequency of tension headaches are done away with and the need to pop a pill to reduce pain or inflammation is reduced completely.
The pain relieving properties that acupuncture brings to the fore is that it is not invasive and lasts long. Head across to Columbus, OH for a dose of the real deal. Alternatively, visit the website http://acupunctureofcolumbus.com/acupuncture-works-for-anxiety-relief/ for more information about the ancient Chinese science.
For more information about how acupuncture and other treatments can help you, please contact Board Certified Licensed Acupuncturist, Steve Drugan,B.S., L.Ac., at 614.218.6287 or click here. Taking new patients in and around Columbus, Ohio.