Acupuncture for Migraines
Migraine is an often debilitating headache disorder, with recurring attacks, usually lasting for 4 to 72 hours and involving pain of moderate to severe intensity.
Typical characteristics of the headache are unilateral location, pulsating quality, moderate or severe intensity, and aggravation by routine physical activity. Sufferers may also experience auras, photophobia, phonophobia, nausea and vomiting.
Many people with migraine know how to deal with their illness by perhaps taking medicine or lying in a darkened room. Many conventional drugs have adverse side effects.
Research consistently shows that acupuncture is significantly better than no treatment/basic care for managing migraine, and appears to be at least as effective as prophylactic drug therapy, with few contraindications or unpleasant side effects (Linde 2009, Wang 2008, Sun 2008, Scott 2008). It’s helpful for prevention and to alleviate acute symptoms during an attack.
"I have been suffering from migraines most of my adult life. They have been debilitating at times effecting my home and work life. Now I’m living mostly migraine free. If ever I feel any symptoms coming on I see Jo and they disappear. I can’t thank you enough Jo." Rosie, Brighton
Jo has had a great deal of success treating back issues. If you’d like to book you can do so online or via our remote reception on 01273 251575.
If you’d like to find out more before you book a treatment, book a free 15 minute consultation - to chat either by phone or at the clinic. Alternatively, you can email or contact her via our contact form.
Source: British Acupuncture Council. More information is available from the British Acupuncture Council here.