For over 2000 years traditional Chinese medical providers have practiced acupuncture to treat many ailments including headaches. Most of us experience headaches from time to time and 1 in 6 people even suffer from chronic headaches. Many turn to over the counter medications and even prescriptions to find headache relief.

Due to new research, Western medicine is starting to recognize the use of acupuncture for headache relief.

In fact, Duke University Medical Center researchers found acupuncture to be more effective than medication in reducing the severity and frequency of chronic headaches.

There are many different types of headaches and reasons why someone might suffer from them. Acupuncture has been found to help provide headache relief from the following:

  • migraine headaches
  • tension headaches
  • cluster headaches
  • post-traumatic headaches
  • disease-related headaches
  • sinus problems
  • high blood pressure
  • sleeping disorders

One of the main benefits of using acupuncture to treat headaches is there are virtually no side effects. Headache medications can have negative effects including the possibility of a rebound headache. Acupuncture can help resolve most headaches and provide drug free relief.

If you suffer from chronic headaches, call to schedule your free consultation today at Active Health, 847-739-3120. You can be pain free in no time!

Sources:

http://www.dukehealth.org/health_library/news/acupuncture_offers_headache_relief_over_medication

http://www.acupuncturetoday.com/abc/headaches.php

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