Acupuncture For Migraines, Relief At Last 

 May 29, 2024

By  Steve Hoffman

It is estimated that 12% of people in the United States suffer from migraines. That’s a whopping 40 million people. If you suffer from migraines, you know the misery. Locked in a dark room, with no sound. Unable to work or even perform basic daily tasks. Migraines effect your life in profound ways and even when you are not suffering, you are just waiting for the shoe to drop.

What if you could reduce or eliminate the need for medications that come with their own side effects. What if you could reduce the frequency, duration and intensity of your migraines. What if you could eliminate them entirely. This is what acupuncture can do for you.

Migraine Causes

Doctors don’t know the exact cause of migraines but it is now believed that overactive nerve cells change the levels of certain chemical compounds in your body such as serotonin and calcitonin gene related peptides (CGRP). An imbalance in these chemicals can cause swelling in the blood vessels around your brain, inflammation and the resulting pain.

Migraine Risk Factors

Women are three times as likely to suffer from migraines as men. Family history and genetics is also thought to play a part. Other medical conditions such as depression, anxiety and sleep disorders also raise your risk of suffering from migraines.

Migraine Triggers

Certain things are known to trigger attacks. These include hormonal changes, stress, skipping meals, changes in weather, medications, physical activity, changes in your sleep and certain foods.

How Acupuncture Can Help

Acupuncture has demonstrated an ability to reduce inflammation, balance hormones, increase blood flow as well as blunting the effects that many triggers have on the body. A skilled acupuncturist can parse out the things that are causing the migraines in your case and address them through the use of needle insertion in specific areas that elicit a response from the body. These responses can range from balancing the immune system, the nervous system, the endocrine (hormonal) system and stimulating the circulatory system. All of this results in finally getting relief from migraines.

At Princeton Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, we have a fantastic success rate when treating migraines headaches. If you or someone you know, suffers from migraines, give us a call, set up a consultation and we will let you know what we can do for you. You don’t have to suffer, you don’t have to live in fear of the next migraine. You can finally get relief…at last!

Princeton Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Our patients know just how effective treatments are for these and a host of other problems. Steven Hoffman, a New Jersey Licensed Acupuncturist and Diplomate in Oriental Medicine, will provide you with a thorough intake and evaluation and a clear, comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan that will insure that your goals are met or exceeded. Do you want to move past these or other problems? We will help you thrive not just survive!

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