Headaches, Migraines, and TMJ

Headaches and Migraines can be painful and disruptive, especially if they are persistent and reoccurring. While they can have a myriad of different causes from hormonal fluctuations to muscular and skeletal tension acupuncture can be effective in treating all kinds of headaches.

During your first visit I will work to help to determine the cause of your headache or migraine. This may involve keeping a headache log during which you will keep track of each time you have a headache by jotting a brief note in your phone or calendar. This log can be very effective in determining the cause of the headache. Also during the first treatment I will assess whether the headaches are coming from muscular tension which can refer to the head from the neck and shoulders.

If the cause of your headaches is tension this is quickly remedied with acupuncture and your headache frequency will begin to reduce immediately. Follow up treatments will be necessary to keep the muscular tension relaxed and stretches will be recommended.

If the cause of your headache or migraine is due to stress, hormonal imbalances, food allergies or sensitivity, other allergies, or atmospheric pressure changes the treatment will have more gradual results but will help to permanently alleviate the headaches or migraines over time.

No one should have to live with the pain and discomfort of reoccurring headaches and migraines. Acupuncture is an effective solution to permanently ending the cycle and living a healthier, pain free life.