How potent is Acupuncture for the treatment of Headaches and Migraines?
Daily headaches are a persistent problem that affects around 5% of the Indian population. There are plenty of medications available in the market that claim to cure headaches and migraines. The effect is insignificant in the long-run. Acupuncture is commonly prescribed by physicians as an alternate way of treating migraine and headaches.
Factors that trigger headaches/migraine -
Headaches are a shockingly common ailment. Irrespective of age, sex, weight it affects us all. A World Health Organization report says that more than half the population of the world experience headaches at some point of the year.
Genetic and environmental factors may also induce migraine attacks that can last for over 4 hours.
Mostly pain medication is prescribed for relieving headaches. But pain medication comes with a plethora of side effects like constipation, nausea, heart and kidney problems. Acupuncture is a safe and secure practice and you do not have to fear any side effects wreaking havoc with your health.
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a medical practice that originated in China almost 8000 years ago. In acupuncture, hair-thin needles are inserted at or heat is applied to pressure points. Acupuncture releases our body's natural vital energy by unclogging the blockages in the path of 'chi'(energy).
Based on the symptoms of a headache, an acupuncturist inserts needles. This is a risk-free procedure when performed by an acupuncturist who is licensed.
How can Acupuncture fight headaches?