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Dealing With Migranes, Tried Acupuncture Yet?
By Rebecca Hindman, L.Ac.
True Nature Acupuncture
Austin acupuncturist, Austin, Texas

Your head is hurting. You’re having a a hard time looking at or hearing anything. All you can do is lay down in a quiet room. This is how your life might look if you suffer from migraines.

While both men and women suffer from migraines a higher percentage of migrainers are women. Hormones can play a role in triggering migraines as women commonly find that they happen during certain points in their menstrual cycles. People typically begin having migraines between the ages of 10 and 30 years, however people of all ages can begin having them. Fifty percent of sufferers have a family history of migraines. While headaches and nausea are the most common symptoms, patients can also experience any combination of the following:

  • Dizzy spells
  • Blurred vision
  • Light sensitivity
  • Seeing bright spots
  • Throbbing headaches
  • Stomach pain
  • Unilateral headache

Commonly migraines are treated for it’s assorted symptoms using over the counter or prescription drugs. Some are geared towards treating headaches, others to quell nausea. Since these conventional methods can cause unwanted side effects, patients have turned to alternative treatments and found both relief from the the acute onset of migraines as well as preventing them from coming back.

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs are two of these natural methods of treatment. Both are therapeutic tools used in Chinese Medicine, a comprehensive medical system developed for over 3,000 years throughout Asia. Acupuncture activates the body’s own healing abilities by using fine needles to stimulate points along meridians or pathways. According to Chinese medicine, these meridians run through the body and act as highways for Qi (energy). Through a western lens these meridians have a similar pathway to our nerves and blood vessels. By stimulating these points the acupuncturist removes obstructions in the pathways which contribute to disease.

Chinese Herbs complement acupuncture by correcting existing imbalances. The combination of the two powerfully stop migraines even while they are happening. They additionally prevent recurring ones from coming back without inconvenient side effects.

Rebecca Hindman serves greater Austin with the natural therapy of Chinese Medicine. Sign up to receive a free e-book to learn more about how Chinese Medicine can help your journey to optimal health.

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  Rebecca Hindman, Central Austin acupuncture and Chinese herbal clinic


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