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Suffering from headaches, especially migraines, is a debilitating health condition, not to mention a painful one. If you are struggling to remedy your headaches, or are experiencing chronic migraines, we want to help you find relief. Using alternative medicine via acupuncture in Manhattan, you can resolve your headache pain naturally and safely. Discover the benefits of seeking headache and migraine relief in New York at the Manhattan Acupuncture Clinic.
Acupuncture is a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that dates back 3,000 years. It involves the insertion of fine filament needles into strategic areas of the body. These areas are called meridians, and they function as energy pathways.
According to TCM, there are 71 meridians in the body, serving as a map of the body’s energy systems. During an acupuncture treatment at the Manhattan Acupuncture Clinic, Alida P. van Heerden targets those energy meridians related to the head, neck and upper back. These energy channels may be blocked or otherwise dysfunctional, which can lead to headaches and migraines.
Another way that Alida P. van Heerden uses acupuncture for headaches and migraines at our acupuncture clinic in New York is by stimulating movement and a healthy flow of energy throughout your body. When your energy is low or slow moving, this also slows down your body’s ability to heal itself naturally. Inflammation and irritation can occur leading to pain, as in the case of headaches and migraines. By stimulating the energy meridians your energy flow is improved, which boosts your body’s immune system.
When you receive acupuncture for headaches and migraines, the use of the needles also triggers an immediate immunity response. This occurs as the body works to heal the areas where the needles are inserted. Using acupuncture needles directly in the areas where a headache is reoccurring, such as a chronic sinus headache, is quite beneficial in releasing endorphins in that area.
This provides natural, immediate pain relief without the use of drugs or surgery. For patients suffering from migraines, however, increased blood flow to the area of a migraine can actually increase pain. Therefore Alida P. van Heerden may treat areas of the lower body using acupuncture so not to disturb the sensitive areas of the migraines.
If you suffer from chronic migraines, you may be experiencing stress or imbalance in your autonomic nervous systems. This is associated with high-stress lifestyles or emotional stress, as well as heart disease, insomnia, and PMS. Acupuncture can be used to decrease muscle tension and activate the parasympathetic nervous system. In addition to lifestyle changes, acupuncture offers preventative care for migraine sufferers.
To begin seeing the results of safe, effective, drug-free headache and migraine treatments in New York, contact the Manhattan Acupuncture Clinic. In addition to acupuncture, we also offer cupping therapy and moxibustion, as well as Chinese herbs and supplements. Give us a call today at 917-968-6456 to schedule an appointment for migraine relief in Manhattan.