Migraines

Our integrative approach combines acupuncture and other evidence-based modalities to address the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of migraines.

Are migraines disrupting your life and making it difficult to find relief? You’re not alone. Migraines can be debilitating, affecting every aspect of your well-being. At What’s Good, we understand the challenges you face, and our team of compassionate practitioners is here to help you find a path to relief and improved quality of life.

Our integrative approach combines acupuncture and other evidence-based modalities to address the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of migraines. We believe that true wellness comes from treating the whole person, and our practitioners are dedicated to understanding your unique needs and providing personalized care.

Types of Migraines

Classic Migraine:

Often accompanied by visual disturbances, such as flashing lights or blind spots.

Common Migraine

Usually characterized by moderate to severe pain on one side of the head.

Hemiplegic Migraine:

May cause temporary paralysis or weakness on one side of the body.

Vestibular Migraine:

Symptoms include dizziness, vertigo, and problems with balance.

Menstrual Migraine:

Tends to occur in women during their menstrual cycle.
 

Cluster Migraine:

Intense and excruciating headaches that occur in clusters, usually over a period of weeks or months, followed by periods of remission.

Common Symptoms:

  • Intense throbbing or pulsating pain
  • Sensitivity to light, sound, or smells
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fatigue and exhaustion
  • Difficulty concentrating or thinking clearly

Studies have shown that acupuncture can be an effective treatment for migraines, providing much-needed relief for many sufferers.

Acupuncture for Migraine Prophylaxis: A Randomized Controlled Trial

A randomized controlled trial published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that acupuncture reduced the frequency of migraines and was as effective as preventive medication in managing symptoms.

Acupuncture for the Prevention of Episodic Migraine

The Cochrane Library published a systematic review that concluded acupuncture was more effective than sham acupuncture and preventive drug treatment in reducing migraine frequency.

Acupuncture for Chronic Migraine: A Randomized Clinical Trial

A study published in Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain found that acupuncture led to a significant reduction in the intensity and frequency of migraines compared to a control group.

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Take the first step towards a healthier, more fulfilling life.

At What’s Good, our experienced practitioners are trained in acupuncture techniques specifically tailored to address migraines. Our integrative approach may include acupuncture, lifestyle modifications, herbal remedies, and other complementary therapies to support your overall well-being.

Schedule an initial consultation today. Your Practitioner will create a customized care plan that addresses your unique needs and helps you find relief from migraines. Take the first step towards a healthier, more fulfilling life. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

References:
1. "Acupuncture for Migraine Prophylaxis: A Randomized Controlled Trial." JAMA Internal Medicine, vol. 177, no. 4, 2017, pp. 508-515.
2. "Acupuncture for the prevention of episodic migraine." The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, no. 4, 2016, Art. no. CD001218.
3. "Acupuncture for Chronic Migraine: A Randomized Clinical Trial." Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, vol. 57, no. 3, 2017, pp. 417-428.