Migraine sufferers know a special kind of pain. Curing the condition can feel hopeless.
I know that from experience. Having migraines as a child, I used to miss school and wonder what I was doing wrong. Most people who get migraines feel the same way. They’ll do anything to prevent migraines, but most things don’t work. I don’t have migraines anymore because I got to the root of the problem. You can, too.
Symptoms can be resolved, not just diminished
People with migraines try everything—prescription medication, Botox along the occipital ridge, monoclonal antibodies, and more. Those treatments can help you manage headaches.
But alternative treatments like acupuncture and herbal supplements, when tailored to fit each patient’s needs, can cure migraines. Really. Usually, it takes about three months.
People who suffer from migraines tend to share these factors:
- Hormonal determinants can play a role, particularly for women. Estrogen and progesterone affect brain chemicals. Changing levels can increase the likelihood of migraine.
- Dietary triggers can bring on a migraine. If you have an allergy to tyramines, certain foods like aged cheese or smoked meat can take you out.
- There is also a genetic component to migraines. For example, my mother had migraines, and so did I.
- Neck and shoulder tension can be a predictor for a migraine, as well as a component feeding into the pain of a migraine.
Acupuncture relieves muscle spasms, improves circulation to tissue, downregulates nerve signals, and calms stress. The right mix of herbs can change vascular capacity and blood flow to the brain, which breaks patterns.
Most people transition from a medication-based approach to a combination of medications and herbs to herbs only (continuously or as needed). Some people don’t even need to continue to use herbs after treatment. They’re just done with migraines.
At Peninsula Acupuncture, the best alternative health care providers in the Mountain View, Los Altos, and Sunnyvale, CA, area, I consult with patients to determine the best course of treatment for their specific issues. Get in touch if you want to end your migraines.