Headaches are a common problem, affecting people of all ages. While most people rush to get pain relief medications, these do not address the root cause of a problem, and they can also have side effects. Acupuncture is a safe and effective alternative treatment for headaches. It involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body to stimulate energy flow and promote healing.
If you've been experiencing headaches that do not seem to go away, visit us at West Omaha Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic in Omaha, NE. Our chiropractor will work to determine the cause of your problem and help you take advantage of acupuncture for headache relief.
What Is Acupuncture?
The traditional acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of tiny needles into specific body points. These points correspond to different areas and functions. The needles are not inserted into the muscles or joints, as with a cortisone or steroid injection. Instead, needles for acupuncture are placed just below the skin.
Acupuncture works by helping to stimulate the production of natural chemicals in the body to help improve blood flow, relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and promote healing. This is a very gentle treatment that usually does not cause any side effects.
How Does Acupuncture Work to Relieve Headaches?
People commonly experience headaches because of stress, fatigue, and tension in the muscles. These pains can be debilitating and make it difficult to focus or function normally. Acupuncture can help with headache relief by:
- Relaxing the muscles and reducing tension
- Improving the flow of blood
- Stimulating endorphins and stimulating natural energy flow throughout the body
- Promoting overall health and wellness through natural healing of the body
The needles used in acupuncture are long and very thin. They do not cause pain when inserted into the skin, and they usually don't leave any marks on the body. Sensations of pressure or tingling may be felt around the needles, but these should pass in just a few minutes.
How Often Should I Need Acupuncture Treatment for Headaches?
Most patients may begin to see improvements in their symptoms with just one acupuncture treatment. We may recommend a series of treatments that will be spaced out depending on the severity of the headache and the overall health of our patient.
Visit Omaha Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic in Omaha, NE, for Acupuncture Treatment for Headaches
If you're looking for a safe and effective way to treat your headache pain, schedule an appointment with us at West Omaha Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic in Omaha, NE. Our chiropractor will work with you to get to the root of your problem and customize an acupuncture treatment plan. Call (402) 334-4700 .