Natural Treatments for Migraine and Headache Pain
Are you plagued by chronic headaches? More than 45 million Americans (one in six) suffer from
chronic headaches, 20 million of whom are women. Scientific research shows that acupuncture
can be more effective than medication in reducing the severity and frequency of chronic headaches.
The pain that headache and migraine sufferers endure can impact every aspect of their lives. A
widely accepted form of treatment for headaches, acupuncture can offer powerful relief without the
side effects that prescription and over-the-counter drugs can cause. Headaches and migraines, as
well as their underlying causes have been treated successfully with acupuncture and Oriental medicine
for thousands of years. Acupuncture and Oriental medicine can be used alone in the management and
treatment of headaches, or as part of a comprehensive treatment program that can include
acupuncture modalities such as electric stimulation, moxibustion, cupping and gua sha along with
We are excited to announce that Health Pointe Jacksonville now combines these treatments with
homeopathic trigger point injections for a very effective treatment for quick relief of migraine
The length, number and frequency of treatments will vary. Typical treatments last approximately
30-45 minutes, with the patient being treated one or two times a week. Some headaches, migraines
and related symptoms are relieved after the first treatment, while more severe or chronic ailments
often require multiple treatments.
Do you or someone you know suffer from headaches or migraines? Call today
find out how acupuncture and Oriental medicine can help you!
Headaches Dramatically Reduced by Acupuncture
Since the early seventies, studies around the globe have suggested that not only is acupuncture is an
effective treatment for migraines and headaches, but is cost effective. Researchers at Duke University
Medical Center analyzed the results of more than 30 studies on acupuncture as a pain reliever for a
variety of ailments, including chronic headaches. They found that acupuncture decreases pain with
fewer side-effects and can be less expensive than medication. Researchers also found that using
acupuncture as an alternative for pain relief also reduced the need for post-operative pain medications.
Not to mention, The World Health Organization (WHO) lists acupuncture as a viable treatment for
57 conditions, including headache and migraine relief. So you can see acupuncture is a very well
researched therapeutic modality that offers fantastic pain relief!
Homeopathic Trigger Point Injections for Migraines
Injections for migraines provides an intense delivery of medication to the body for fast acting pain
relief that is especially useful if the patient isn’t responding to other medications. Many physicians
now provide cortisone injections for pain relief. But long term use of corticosteroids have negative
side effects to the body with long term use. At Health Pointe Jacksonville, we use a couple of plant
based homeopathic FDA approved serums to provide quick pain relief including:
Sarapin: Sarapin, a natural anti-inflammatory, is a sterile aqueous solution derived from the
Pitcher Plant (Serracenia purpurea) and has been clinically proven to be an effective treatment
for pain relief without adverse the side effects of steroids and other medications. The Pitcher
Plant extract is FDA approved and documented to have a direct effect on the body’s sensory
nerves (the ones that feel pain), but no effect on the motor nerves (function and movement).
Sarapin has been used extensively in a clinical setting to relieve muscle and nerve pain for over
Traumeel: Traumeel injections are highly sought after homeopathic treatment for conditions that
cause painful inflammation. Traumeel is another botanical extract made primarily of arnica
montana root. These injections are also very beneficial in treating a variety of pain conditions
including soft tissue injuries
Neuralgo Rheum: Neuralgo Rheum injectable solution is best utilized for the relief of
neuropathic pain (nerve pain), rheumatism of soft tissue, and arthritic conditions. When
combined with Traumeel, the uses are unlimited in pain management.
The result is quick pain relief in just one treatment! Long term migraine sufferers may require
more than one treatment for long term benefit, but with each treatment the pain is less intense and
the frequency of migraine headaches is minimized. Come see for yourself just how quick we can
manage your pain. Naturally.
Many people also respond very well to manual therapies such as massage in conjunction with their
acupuncture treatments for headache pain and related symptoms. Depending on the severity and
frequency of your headaches your therapist may use a variety of techniques including neuro-
muscular therapy, myofascial release, and reflexology. Because massage therapy relaxes tense
muscles, relieves muscle spasms, improves blood flow and aids in relaxation it can be helpful in
relieving pain of both tension and vascular headaches.
7 Healthy Habits of Headache Sufferers
Headache sufferers can reduce the intensity and frequency of their headaches or migraine episodes
by following a few simple steps:
Nutrition – Eat regular meals, avoid foods and drinks that are known to trigger headache attacks.
Sleep – Practice good sleep habits. Maintain a regular sleeping schedule, including weekends and
Stress – Implement stress reduction techniques into your daily life.
Education – Stay apprised of the latest treatment options and headache relief news.
Headache Diary – Keep a diary of when your headaches occur, along with any triggers, and share
this information with your healthcare provider.
Hydrate– Drink plenty of water each day to ensure proper hydration. This is true for headache
management as well as overall health. Make it a goal to drink a minimum of 8 glasses of water each
and every day!
Acupuncture and Oriental medicine can help prevent illness by building up the immune system
with by using just a few key points to naturally boost the body’s immune system. These
points are known for strengthening the circulation of blood and energy and consolidating the outer
defense layers of the skin and muscles so that germs and viruses cannot enter through them.
Seasonal acupuncture treatments also serve to tonify inner organ systems and correct minor
annoyances before they become serious problems. And can be combined with a far infrared sauna
treatment for an extra immunity boost here at Health Pointe Jacksonville Acupuncture and Wellness
Call (904) 448-0046 to see how acupuncture and Oriental medicine can help you
feel better now and stay healthy
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