Find natural relief for your headaches with acupuncture
If you are in Vancouver, BC and have questions about how acupuncture can help headaches, please contact us!
Acupuncture addresses three leading causes of headaches – inflammation, high serotonin levels and poor circulation – in an all-natural way without any negative side effects.
Contact us in Vancouver, BC to learn more about how we can help relieve your headaches:
“Among patients with migraine without aura, true acupuncture may be associated with long-term reduction in migraine recurrence compared with sham acupuncture or assigned to a waiting list.”
In 2017, a study that tested the efficacy of regular acupuncture treatments as a preventative measure for reducing migraine headaches was published by the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. A group of over 249 participants were split into three groups focusing on treatments given once a day for four weeks, “sham acupuncture” and the third being a waiting list.
The first group showed a significant reduction in the number of migraines they experienced compared with members of the other two groups. Researchers also conducted follow-up interviews with all participants six months after the treatments and found the frequency of migraines, the number of days people had a migraine and the intensity of the pain of those migraines were significantly lower for the group that had true acupuncture treatments.
If you have issues with headaches and live in Vancouver, BC, contact us today!
Acupuncture can mediate headaches by:
It’s a natural treatment
Traditional Chinese Medicine uses completely natural treatment methods that leverage ancient herbal remedies and your body’s innate healing processes. It does not introduce any synthetic or harmful substances into your body or put you at risk of negative side effects.
We use acupuncture to access your body’s natural healing processes
Acupuncture stimulates the release of endorphins – the body’s natural painkillers. The stimulation also releases other chemicals that either change how the body experiences pain or triggers the release of other chemicals that activate the body’s internal regulating system. This process has a normalizing effect on nerves and hormones. By bringing the body into better biochemical balance, acupuncture promotes physical and emotional well-being and supports the body’s natural ability to heal and combat pain.
We address the root causes of headaches and pain
Rather than masking symptoms, acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine address the root causes of your headaches. We develop treatment plans that are unique to each patient because each patient comes in with a unique body, health history and root cause behind their headaches. By addressing the root causes of your headaches, we use Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture to prevent symptoms from returning. It’s our goal to bring your body back to function optimally, using its natural healing processes to help you stay well and headache free.
Yes, it is very safe. Acupuncturists use individually wrapped, single-use, sterile needles for each treatment.
Acupuncture can cause minor bruising and tenderness around where the needles are inserted. This bruising will go away within a couple of days after your treatment.
This depends on the severity of the pain and how long headaches have been an issue. Chronic pain tends to take longer to resolve than acute pain. We will help determine the duration of time it will take for you to see significant changes in your health. We can work together to develop a treatment plan that’s manageable for you.
Our acupuncture clinic is located in Vancouver, BC. We are licensed Acupuncturists with experience in treating patients who struggle with headache pain. Schedule an appointment below.
Vancouver, BC V5Z 3K4