Headaches and migraines can be similar in their cause and effects. They are head pain that ca be chronic and recurrent, they can be shooting pain or generalized in their pain. They can last for some seconds to many hours.
There's a lot to be said about headaches and migraines, but the main thing to know is it's possible to lessen the pain and the tension. We promote the balance of fluids in the head There is a lot of fluids moving in and out of the head. The blood bringing nourishment and cerebrospinal fluids can sometimes have too much flow into the head, creating pressure and pain. The lack of fluids will also create pain by lack of nourishment.
This can be controlled in many ways. We relax the neck, spine and shoulder muscles, which can block the proper flow of fluids in and out of the head. We might need to change the blood flow in the veins and arteries.
We influence the hormones and stress level
We will change the hormone levels of cortisol and so the stress level, as stress always has a link with any headaches and migraines, even if it's not the cause, it's a factor that needs to be controlled and soothed as much as possible.
We promote your body's natural healing
The body is not broken and can be free from headaches and migraines. Eastern medicine works to support and strengthen the body so it can work and get better by its own power
We deal with the root of the problem
We address the root cause of your pain and all the factors that plays a role. Be it trauma, diet, overuse or stress. This is why there can be so much relief with our therapies.
How we help you overcome your headache and migraine
A good clear diagnosis to know and asses the root of the problem and everything around it
A clear, concise and focused treatment plan to attack the root cause of the problem along with any other symptoms you might be experiencing (poor sleep, low energy, lack of motivation and mood). It might include one or many of different therapies and work : acupuncture, nutritional therapy, physical or relaxation exercises, meditations.
Your treatment plan will include a specific number of treatments, once or twice a week. Acupuncture treatments close enough will build on one another and give a stronger effect on your body.
Targeted work. Could be exercises, nutritional support or meditations. It demands only a small commitment, like 5 minutes of work a day as needed. It gives you additional skills and knowledge.
We might need some tune up treatment after a month or two to
There is no pain in needling and if there is any bleeding it’s very slight. The treatment itself is pain free and worry free. you can relax and many even sleep during an acupuncture treatment.
Can I ever go back to where my body was before my injury ?
It takes a good and precise plan of treatment and commitment. There can be needs of exercising, of different homework but pain can eventually simply disappear from your body.
Is it safe ?
Acupuncture is perfectly safe in the hands of a Registered Acupuncturist. It’s been practiced for centuries and it can only be helpful. Each needles are completely sterile and only used once. The worst that can happen is slight bleeding and bruising.
How long before I see results?
Sometimes you can feel it after the very first treatment, but it depends on how the body reacts. Most people coming to see us will see see strong results soon after the first or second treatment.
Completely Healthy Acupuncture #208 at 201, 14th avenue North Cranbrook, BC
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