Acupuncture — A more natural and effective treatment for migraines

August 14, 2019 Free Spirit Wellness

Do you suffer from migraines? You’re not alone. In the United States alone, millions of people — predominately women — live with these painful, long-lasting headaches, which can cause nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light. 

At Free Spirit Wellness and Acupuncture, we harness the time-tested power of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to prevent and treat migraines. Through acupuncture, Qi Gong, herbs and nutritional counseling, we work with the body to kick start its natural abilities and get to the source of the problem, rather than just masking the pain. As a result, there is a substantially reduced risk of side effects as compared to other pharmaceutical or medical treatments. 

Acupuncture, in particular, is one of the most effective ways to prevent and treat migraines. For more than 3000 years, people have been using this ancient technique to open the meridians in your body and improve the flow of Qi (your body’s vital energy), eliminating imbalance and allowing your body to work how it’s supposed to work. And when your body is working properly, migraines become a thing of the past.

First we work with you to determine the location of your headaches in order to pinpoint the true source of your pain. The location can tell us what particular meridians or organs — liver, gallbladder, kidney, stomach, — are imbalanced, which in turn can lead to migraines. Then we use the gentle yet effective art of acupuncture to specifically target those areas and, over time, work to decrease and alleviate the intensity and frequency of your migraines. 

Take Lisa Lathom, for example, a local realtor from Patterson Township. Lisa began suffering from headaches and migraines back in her early 20s. Last year the migraines started becoming more frequent and intense, occurring two or three times a week.

“It was awful,” says Lisa. “I’d be stuck in bed, shades drawn. I’d miss entire days and couldn’t work.”

At first she went to her regular doctor who gave her a prescription for the headaches. But the pills only made things worse. That’s when a friend suggested acupuncture. Lisa was a little hesitant, believing that traditional medicine was the way to go. But she was desperate.

Lisa had some relief following her first treatment but was still having one or two headaches per week. After her second treatment, however, the headaches disappeared altogether.

“It was amazing,” she says. “The first time I went in I was scared it would hurt. But it was so painless. Honestly, it was probably the best, most relaxing half hour of my day. I recommend acupuncture to everyone now.”

If you’ve been suffering from migraines and medications don’t seem to be solving the problem, stop in and see us today and let us work with you to come up with a more effective, natural solution for your pain.