Headaches are straight forward and basically just like their name. A headaches is an ‘ache’ in the ‘head’ from a certain cause, whether it be stress, vascular problems, injury, toothaches, abscesses, excessive alcohol, a symptom of another condition, medication, too much sugar, or caffeine, and so on.
There are three main kinds of headache such as migraine, cervicogenic, and tension-type. The most common type of headache is tension and they usually are minor, or moderate, and located around the temples of the head. Individuals suffering from these headaches usually complain about stiffness, tightness, and a lot of pressure on both sides of the head.
A cervogenic type headache is the newest form and diagnosis of headache, and can be caused by pain and suffering in the spine, back, and neck. This type of headache can keep an individual in bed all day, or away from work. Migraines are not as common as tension headaches, and last a lot longer. They cannot always be relieved with over the counter medications and definitely not as quickly as a tension headaches. They seem to affect more women than men, and can cause an individual to have nausea, blurred vision, vomiting, and loss of appetite. Daily tasks can become agonizing, and any loud noise can really be painful for the individual.
There are hundreds of reasons why an individual can have a headache, and many people take over the counter medication such as Advil, or Aspirin to take away the pain. Excessive use of these over the counter medications can cause other problems such as damage to the stomach, liver, or other organs. They do not cure the underlying causes of the headache and the headache can even return when the medication wears off. An alternative route to over the counter medication is acupuncture. Acupuncture has been helping people recover from their constant headaches for centuries.
Headaches are a part of life and almost everyone suffers with one at some point in their lives. Some people might be prone to headaches and have them daily depending on their lifestyle, work, and stress levels. I.e. if someone works on a computer all day, they might have more headaches than most.
Acupuncture is known for being one of the best forms of Chinese medicines and therapy. It has been an effective therapy for headaches of all kinds such as cluster headaches, disease and condition related headaches, post-traumatic headaches, and injury-related headaches. Acupuncture has no side effects when it comes to the treatment of headaches and is a beneficial approach to getting relief from head pain. The individual will experience only minor discomfort when the procedure is being done. The procedure involves inserting tiny, thin-like needles into acupressure points. This releases the energy throughout the body and increases the blood flow. This therapy can give an individual instant relief after the first session. Follow up sessions are important to maintain a balance of energy within the body.
Consult with a licensed acupuncturist that specializes in headache relief. Most likely the acupuncturist will ask questions about lifestyle, stresses, emotions, location of pain, and work industry to determine which acupressure points to target. It is best the individual answers as honest as they can so as to get the best acupuncture treatment for their pain. Clients should also talk to their family doctor about this type of therapy.