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.