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Acupuncture for Migraines

By Kimberly Guorong Du

Approximately 28 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches - about 12% of the entire population. While they affect both young and old, migraine headaches are most common among those 20-40 years old.

Your doctor has probably prescribed one of many different conventional medications available for migraine, but they can cause many side effects including confusion, shortness of breath, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, depression, hypertension, insomnia, cramps, muscle spasms, mood swings, hair loss and many more.

Acupuncture Can Help!

The pain that headache and migraine sufferers endure can impact every aspect of their lives. Acupuncture can offer powerful relief without the side effects that prescription and over-the-counter drugs can cause. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine have been used to relieve headaches and migraines, as well as their underlying causes, for thousands of years and is a widely accepted form of treatment for headaches in our society.

There are acupuncturists that specialize in the treatment of headaches and migraines and can help you manage your pain with acupuncture and Chinese herbs alone, or as part of a comprehensive treatment program.

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