Acupuncture Treats Migraines and Headaches

Relieving Headaches with Traditional Chinese Medicine Both western medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine recognize two categories of headaches: primary and secondary. A primary headache is a clinical condition, not a symptom of another disorder. Primary headaches include tension headaches, migraines and cluster headaches. Secondary headaches are caused by other medical conditions such as sinus disease,
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Chinese Medicine and Sinus Issues

 

Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Treat Sinus Issues

Sinus issues and infections are a problem for many people. As the nose becomes congested from cold weather, allergies, a cold or the flu, infection and inflammation often occurs. Acupuncture points, herbs, and lifestyle suggestions can keep the sinuses clear and infection-free.

Sinus issues may be acute or chronic, and are typically considered viral infections which last ten days. Many people suffering from chronic sinus infections go for months with headaches, noseteeth and jaw pain, low energy, and nasal congestion, among other symptoms.

Acupuncture often offers relief. Using a combination of local and distal points acupuncture can clear the sinuses and boost the immune system making it less likely for sinus infection to return. Points on the arms and legs such as Large Intestine 4 (hand), Large Intestine 11 (outside elbow crease), Lung 7 (wrist), and Stomach 36 (leg, below the knee) can open the meridians which run through the sinuses as well as boost the immune system. Local points on the face such as Large Intestine 20 (side of the nose), Stomach 2 (on the cheek bone under the eye), and GV 23 (start of the hairline) help to physically clear the sinuses. […]

12 Proven Natural Therapies to Prevent and Relieve Migraines

Every year nearly one in five Americans experience some form of migraine attack. One in 25 will have headaches lasting at least 15 days per month. Here’s what to do when a disabling migraine strikes you. As an acupuncturist I want to highlight what we do in our clinic.  However, click on the link at
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Acupuncture is superior to the drug metoprolol in preventing migraines.

Acupuncture is superior to the drug metoprolol in preventing migraines. – GreenMedInfo Summary Abstract Title: Effectiveness and tolerability of acupuncture compared with metoprolol in migraine prophylaxis. Abstract Source: Headache. 2006 Nov-Dec;46(10):1492-502. PMID: 17115982 Abstract Author(s): Andrea Streng, Klaus Linde, Andrea Hoppe, Volker Pfaffenrath, Michael Hammes, Stefan Wagenpfeil, Wolfgang Weidenhammer, Dieter Melchart Article Affiliation: Centre for
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