Headaches

Have you ever tried acupuncture for your headaches?  What about Chinese herbal medicine?  If you have been dealing with chronic headache issues and have yet to get relief, you should give it a try.  We deliver natural, safe, and effective treatments for headaches using acupuncture and herbs.

If you suffer from headaches, you are not alone. Over 50 million of us experience some form of a severe headache at some point in our lives. Whether you experience minor head pain or severe migraines, headaches can take valuable time out of your day and your life, and leave you searching for relief.

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) offer a safe and effective approach to relieve headaches without causing harmful side effects.

A natural path to relief.

Acupuncture and TCM takes a holistic, or whole-body approach to health.  We will take a detailed health history and perform a physical exam to determine the  type of headache you are experiencing.  We will also determine what root cause(s) are contributing to the overall problem. By identifying and treating the underlying cause(s), not just the symptoms,

Fine sterile needles will be inserted at specific points along the meridian pathways. Based on your unique symptoms, your acupuncturist will choose to concentrate on acupuncture points related to specific organs. Afterwards, a variety of self-care techniques may be prescribed to further expedite your healing process.

Changes may occur quickly or over a longer period of time, depending upon your overall constitution and health. It is also important to closely follow care recommendations suggested by your acupuncturist. Whether it is one visit to address an acute problem, or several visits to address a chronic problem, your acupuncturist will create a treatment protocol
that will maximize your healing potential.

Below are a few ways that you can participate in your own healing, by making simple lifestyle changes that may help soothe—or even prevent—head pain.

  • Track your triggers: Try to keep track of when your headaches start. Migraine sufferers may find it especially helpful to keep a diary of symptoms and possible causes. Triggers might include anything from eating chocolate, to anxiety or inhaling specific smells. Pinpointing these triggers—and avoiding them when possible—could help.
  • Stress relief: Stress puts a lot of strain on the body, and can contribute to many types of health concerns, including headaches. Talk to your practitioner about healthy ways to
    handle stress, such as meditation or breathing techniques.
  • Exercise: Physical activity is an important part of any healthy lifestyle, and is a great antidote to stress. Your acupuncturist can recommend types of exercises that may work best for you.
  • Healthy habits: Making minor changes can make a big difference in your overall health and vitality. Do your best to eat healthy, organic foods, and make sure to get enough sleep every day.

Naturally, acupuncture is extremely effective in reducing the frequency and severity of many types of painful conditions, including headache pain. By working with your acupuncturist and adopting some simple lifestyle changes, you will be on your way toward a healthier, happier, headache-free life.

 

Franklin Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine provides acupuncture and custom tailored herbal protocols for those suffering from headaches.  If you live in Franklin, TN or the Nashville, TN area and are interested in learning more, call (615)756-3122 for a free phone consult.  Appointments can be booked online.

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