Acupuncture for treatment of headaches and migraines
Acupuncture aids to diminish the severity of headaches and migraines and in the majority of the times have a long-term effect if not a complete cure. This statement was recently proved by a new clinical trial issued in the CMAJ – Canadian Medical Association Journal.
In the trial, nearly 600 grown persons were healed with Classical
Chinese Acupuncture. Another 300 individuals (control group) were treated with “fake” acupuncture when needles were inserted not in the acupuncture points, but just in skin outside the meridians.
Patients were not informed which group they are belonging to and what type of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) they were getting during the clinical trial.
After the completion, the trial, all of the patients were re-evaluated. About 75% of the patients that were treated with “real” acupuncture reported significant improvement and about 50% of them did not have symptoms of headaches for 6 months. The patients from the control group reported some improvement and decrease of the severity of pain in 25% of cases.
Long-lasting results were registered only in trial patients that were treated with classical traditional acupuncture. Twelve weeks after the completion of the study, participants who had been treated with TCM continued to demonstrate a decrease in headache severity, decrease in a number of headache days during the month and frequency of the symptoms. Folks who got the “sham healing” did not.
James Peters, MD, a licensed acupuncturist who summarized the results of the clinical trial, states that even the humble needling, regardless of the use of exact points or a “sham treatment” can result in fewer migraines and diminish the severity of the pain.
A previous clinical trial of almost 1000 individuals demonstrated that 12 sessions of traditional acupuncture during the period of 4-6 weeks were as beneficial as the use of beta-blockers (blood pressure medicines) that very often used by medical doctors for prevention of migraines.
Based on this study Acupuncture was recognized as the front-line option for treatment of different cases of headaches and migraines.
Classical Chinese Acupuncture is an effective choice of treatment for headaches and migraines that scientifically based on etiology, pathophysiology, and clinical morphology. In Asia, Traditional Chinese Medicine has been applied for the healing of pain syndromes and specifically for headaches for 5 thousand years. The extreme benefit of TCM over the conventional treatment is that acupuncture is absolutely harmless if performed by the well-trained practitioner. Compare to man-made chemical drugs, Traditional Chinese Medicine has practically no side effects.
Homeopathy for headaches and migraines cure
Another effective alternative method of treatment for headaches and migraines is homeopathy.
A homeopathic model is tremendously clinical and inclusive – a gathering of all of the signs and pains with matching medicines for their treatment. The headaches section of the homeopathic textbook prevails over the rest in size and details. This is the section related to the treatment of headaches. Almost 600 of homeopathic remedies are listed for treatment of this symptom, but the problem is that for each particular patient only one remedy from the list is helpful and the only experienced homeopathic practitioner can choose the right one. There are minor details of symptoms that are very important for a homeopath intent to find the right remedy for each particular patient. This choice would base on location of pain (temples, vertex, forehead, right or left side), quality (burning, gnawing, dull), severity, frequency, modalities (better in open air, worse from the wind and cold, starts in some particular time of the day or night), etc.
The practitioner, who can’t consider all these minor details will not be able to choose the right remedy. That’s why the initial homeopathic evaluation usually lasts for 1.5-2 hours and sometimes even longer.
In our center, we treat a lot of patients who are suffering from different kinds of headaches and migraines. In some cases, the headaches are the result of muscular tension, in another – vascular disorders resulting in migraines, also sometimes headaches caused by sinus congestion. Chemicals, caffeine, illegal drugs, alcohol, prescription medications, and birth control pills may cause headaches. This symptom frequently goes along with medicines overdose or withdrawal signs. Nutrients or ecological reactions may be the main reason for headaches. Discovering and eliminating allergen can deliver significant help. Other conditions that may cause headaches could be hypertension, spinal disorders (DJD, Disk Herniation, Disk Protrusion, etc.), tiredness of eyes, bad body position, TMJ syndrome, dental diseases, menstrual disorders, insufficient level of oxygen in the blood, environmental problems, injuries of the brain and growth.
If you suffer from a headache, look for a medical practitioner who treats the root of the disease rather than prescribing simple painkillers to ease the symptoms. Holistic medicine has many ways to treat headaches and migraines and in most cases, it will cure the problem rather than help you to tolerate it. No more chemical drugs for pain, which result in side effects like gastroesophageal acid reflux, bleeding, and allergies. In a majority of cases simple natural herbal medicines, homeopathic remedies and acupuncture will help you to reach a better result than aspirin, Ibuprofen, and similar painkillers. Holistic professionals at the same time will perform a differential diagnostic to make sure that the core of the symptom is not something that requires immediate special attention. It is very important to recognize and discover any possible malignant processes that may cause a headache. In those cases, the interventional procedure (surgery) could be the only correct and reasonable method of treatment.
That’s why it is important that the alternative treatment is performed by a medical doctor, who understands the pathophysiological nature of the problem and not by some kind of “healers” who believe that they can treat any disease without any knowledge in medical science.
Viva Healthy Life – #1 in headaches and migraines treatment
At Viva Healthy Life treatment performed by two medical doctors – Dr. Tsan and Dr. Selcova, who graduated from medical school and have extended experience in alternative medicine. Based on their knowledge in pathophysiology and morphology they are able to perform detailed diagnostic and consider the results of the evaluations performed by other physicians. It is very important that Dr. Tsan and Dr. Selcova can ask your family physician for the results of the lab works, CT, MRI, and other diagnostic tools and correlate their strategy accordingly.
If you suffer from persistent headaches and really want to get rid of chemical drugs that slowly but surely kill your body causing different side effects call Viva Healthy Life for an initial evaluation and possible treatment.
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