Acupuncture Offers Headache Relief Over Medication
There are several different types of headaches, each with their own triggers. One of the most common types of headache is known as a tension headache. Some causes of tension headaches include stress, low blood sugar, eyestrain, lack of sleep and poor posture. With a tension headache most of the pain is felt at the neck or back of the head. Sometimes the pain can radiate from the neck to the top of the head. The pain is due to tight, overused muscles in those areas. Tension headaches can make the smallest daily activities difficult to perform. There are several different treatment options for tension headaches including natural alternatives such as chiropractic, physical therapy, graston therapy, and acupuncture.
Acupuncture, is one of the many natural therapies that has been used to treat tension headaches with great success. Acupuncture involves the placement of sterile, thin needles into specific points on the body. Acupuncture has been shown to increase blood flow to an area. It has also been shown to increase the production of endorphins, your body’s natural feel good neurotransmitters instead of painful neurotransmitters. The increase in blood flow and increase in endorphin production leads to a decrease in muscle tightness and pain. If you are looking for a safe and natural way to manage your headache pain, acupuncture may benefit you. Below is some additional information on the use of acupuncture and headaches. To schedule an appointment call Natural Health Chiropractic at (480) 222- 2129.