alternative treatment for migraines

Seeking an Alternative Treatment for Migraines? Try Oriental Medicine

While the pharmaceutical industry continues to push addictive and often dangerous medication, many people are seeking an alternative treatment for migraines. Oriental medicine, also known as Traditional Chinese medicine, offers migraine sufferers just that.

I’ve treated many people for migraines and headaches using acupuncture and other forms of TCM. Because TCM treatments are non-addicting, non-invasive, and safe, almost anyone can use it to feel better.

It’s a good thing, too, because these headaches are more severe than regular, everyday headaches. Often manifesting on one side of the head, symptoms include moderate to severe pain, throbbing sensation in the affected area, nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light, and an inability to move without exacerbating these other symptoms. If you don’t want to take medication, but still want relief from your migraines, acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine could be the treatment you’re looking for.

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Here’s how Traditional Chinese Medicine treats migraines:

Traditional Chinese Medicine: An Alternative Treatment for Migraines

Why should you seek an alternative treatment for migraines? Western medicine has a difficult time treating migraines because according to western scientists their cause is unknown. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, however, migraines symptoms are traceable. These symptoms are due to obstructions along the meridians in the head as well as the liver and disturb the flow of Qi and blood in these areas.

TCM treatments for such disturbances, including acupuncture, aim to clear up these obstructions. Because no two migraines are alike, it’s important to treat them on a case-by-case basis. Acupuncture and other TCM treatments are highly customizable and offer the best way to date of treating migraines.

The following are common patterns that migraines follow:

  • Pattern 1: pulsating pain on one side of the head, depression, chest congestion
    • Cause: Liver Qi stagnation
  • Pattern 2: Distending head pain, dizziness, blurred vision, ringing in ears, insomnia, dry mouth
    • Cause: Liver Yang hyperactivity
  • Pattern 3: Persistent headaches, pricking pain, forgetfulness
    • Cause: Stagnant blood obstruction
  • Pattern 4: Headaches with foggy thoughts, constricting feeling around head, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetited
    • Cause: Cold retention and static fluids

Each of these patterns, and those not listed, require a doctor trained in TCM to be treated properly.

You Could Be Migraine-Free

If you’re tired of suffering from migraines, it’s time to take action with an alternative treatment for migraines. The sooner you visit a doctor trained in TCM, the sooner you will be able to live life without pain. While medication can subdue the symptoms of migraines on a short-term basis, they are not suitable for long-term relief.

Traditional Chinese Medicine can help you start living your life pain free without the risks associated with medication.

Do you suffer from migraines but would rather not take medication?  Contact us for a comprehensive exam.  We offer an introductory consultation with the acupuncture physician to customize your treatment plan.  Call 305-772-4386.