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Portland Acupuncture for Migraines

How Acupuncture Can Offer Migraine Relief

Migraine headaches can be severe and debilitating. An intense migraine can stop you in your tracks, compelling you to lie down in a dark room until the symptoms pass. Existing pharmaceutical drugs for migraine may be effective in the short-term, but many of them carry unpleasant side effects and do not address the underlying issues. Five Element Acupuncture treatments are customized to address your unique needs so that your body can learn how to gradually heal itself and find lasting migraine relief.

What Causes Migraine Headaches?

Migraines are not well-understood, and the causes are many. Common migraine triggers include hormonal changes, emotional stress, muscular tension, food sensitivities, alcohol, and poor sleep. At Inner Works Acupuncture, we take an in-depth approach to diagnosis and treatment, helping you to sort through and address the root cause of your headaches.

Acupuncture for Headaches

To make things more confusing, migraines often overlap with other kinds of headaches, including common tension headaches. Some headaches may be triggered by trauma and injury. Even if you don’t suffer from migraines, you may experience persistent headaches that interfere with your daily life. When you schedule an appointment with Dr. Elizabeth Zenger, you can trust that she will work with you to understand the cause of these headaches and how to prevent them. Together, you’ll develop a customized treatment plan that may include Five Element acupuncture sessions, nutritional therapy, Chinese herbal medicine, or hands-on bodywork (Zero Balancing). Get in touch today to get started.

Migraine Relief Through Acupuncture

In their search for non-pharmaceutical treatment options for migraines, many are turning to acupuncture for a holistic approach. While the exact process through which acupuncture sessions treat migraine headaches is not yet completely understood, it’s widely believed that acupuncture treatment sessions encourage activation in the brain pathways that, in turn, “turn off” pain. Most people who suffer from migraines can expect to attend at least one session per week for at least six weeks to achieve relief.

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How Acupuncture Can Provide Migraine Relief

Migraine headaches are intense and debilitating to those who suffer from them. If you are interested in a natural and effective alternative to pharmaceutical treatment, make an appointment with an acupuncturist to discuss how a series of acupuncture sessions can help you achieve lasting relief. 

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How Acupuncture Works to Relieve Chronic Pain

While acupuncture has a long tradition of providing chronic pain relief to people all over the world, its benefits are just beginning to be studied by Western health professionals. So far, the evidence is promising—by encouraging your body to heal itself, acupuncture can offer long-lasting relief.

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Ready to learn more about a natural approach to migraine relief? Call the NW Portland office of Inner Works Acupuncture today at (503) 227-2127 to schedule an initial consultation.