Migraines can be totally debilitating, negatively affecting every aspect of our lives. They can stop us from working, fulfilling our responsibilities as parents, or enjoying our spare time. If you are looking for a more natural approach to reducing migraines or headaches, acupuncture may be for you.
The exact cause of migraines is still not fully understood, but it is a prevalent affliction, with approximately 1 in 10 New Zealanders suffering. You may be suffering from mild headaches or debilitating hormonal migraines before every period. Alongside standard treatment of ibuprofen or stronger medications, holistic approaches are always an option.
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine have been used for headache treatment for thousands of years. We look at what we call the root and the branch. The root is the root cause of why you are having repetitive headaches or migraines. The branch is the symptoms - the headache itself. So, when you are in the throes of a headache or migraine, we will focus treatment on relieving the symptoms. Once you are feeling better, we will then focus on the root cause, to try and stop the recurrence of them.
Importance of Acupuncture and Headache Treatment
Acupuncture may offer significant help in lessening or elimination of migraines and headache symptoms. Stimulating the nervous system and ensuring the smooth flow of Qi (energy) through the skin, tissues, muscles, and organs triggers the body's natural healing abilities.
If acupuncture lessens your symptoms, you may not have such a need for western medication, giving you a more natural outcome.
Migraines are, in most cases, not something that can be anticipated. A migraine attack can happen at any time with minimal warning. Acupuncture as an ongoing treatment may provide more extended relief and may even help in the long run as a preventative measure.
What Sets Bloom Acupuncture Apart?
We apply a holistic approach to treating migraines, headaches and other conditions. As a fully registered and qualified acupuncturist, our practitioner holds intimate knowledge of acupuncture and other traditional Chinese treatments.
We effectively apply the ancient art of traditional Chinese treatments in a modern setting, supporting and complementing your existing treatment regime.
We treat a whole host of ailments, including migraines and headaches, recurring and chronic pain, insomnia, stress and anxiety, and female health issues, to name a few. There is no one size fits all treatment. Your treatment is highly personalised based on a thorough assessment of your medical and health history.
Our sole focus is to help you continually improve your health and wellness. We offer a safe space to help you on your journey to improved well being.
We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Contact us today.