Acupuncture for Headaches and Migraine

Everyone experiences headaches from time to time. Headaches come in many forms and can have various causes. They can lead to other issues like fatigue, sleep problems, or difficulties with concentration. Acupuncture can help to reduce your headache symptoms or even alleviate them entirely.

Acupuncture for Tension Headaches

Tension headaches are common and occur as a result of muscle tension in the shoulders or neck. This tension hinders the blood flow to the head, resulting in a persistent, throbbing headache. An acupuncture treatment can help with tension headaches by eliminating muscle tension, thereby restoring the blood flow to the head. Besides tension headaches, other types of headaches originate from different areas in the body. Inflammations in the sinuses, throat, or teeth can cause pain or pressure in the head. Therefore, it is important to discuss any other medical issues with your specialist acupuncturist to identify and address possible causes.

Like many other acupuncture treatments, acupuncture for headaches looks at the body as a whole to determine the best way to combat symptoms.

Acupuncture for Migraine

Migraine is a severe form of headache that can significantly impact your daily life. In women, migraines are often linked to a disrupted hormonal balance and/or stress. A migraine attack can last for days, during which you may barely tolerate light or sound. Migraines often come with additional symptoms like nausea and vomiting. Research has shown that acupuncture is effective in reducing migraine symptoms. Especially the duration of symptoms can be shortened by acupuncture treatment. Read more about acupuncture for hormonal issues here.

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Book an appointment online at one of our locations, or call 085 - 0655499. If you have questions about acupuncture or how acupuncture can help you, you can also contact us via email.

How does acupuncture treatment for headaches work?

As with many other acupuncture treatments, acupuncture for headaches considers the body as a whole to determine the best approach to combat the symptoms. The specific acupuncture treatment chosen depends on the severity and nature of the symptoms. In most cases, 6 to 8 treatments suffice to reduce or alleviate headache symptoms. If additional symptoms have developed due to headaches, more treatments may be necessary.

Western Acupuncture to Relieve Pain

In addition to Traditional Chinese Medicine, Western acupuncture is also very effective in combating headaches and migraines. This form of acupuncture stimulates the production of endogenous substances and increases neurotransmitters like endorphins. These stimulate the body's self-healing abilities and act as pain relievers and anti-inflammatory agents.

Acupuncture for headache issues at various locations in the Randstad area

We apply acupuncture for headache and migraine problems in all our branches. Make an appointment online for an acupuncture treatment at one of our locations in Breukelen, Hoofddorp, Nieuw-Vennep, Rijswijk / Delft, Voorburg or Wassenaar.