Migraines seem to come at the worst time possible. When you have a special event with friend, an important work meeting or your kids sports tournament. It comes with a vengeance and doesn’t let up until it has reeked havoc upon your life that it came in to do. Or at least it definitely seems to be that way. Women are more likely to suffer from migraines then men and it can feel as if you have run out of options when it comes to treatment. Most people go to their doctor who may then refer you to a neurologist whom then will refer you to get an MRI or CT scan. Of course in the meantime your freaking out because you think you have a brain tumor and only have 6 months left to live. Once that terrifying fear is over you begin to learn about treatment options most likely from your doctor. Migraines are not just black and white and your doctor may not be able to explain why you are suffering from migraines.
Causes of migraines….
- Hormone Changes
- Emotional Stress
- Food Allergies
- Skipping meals/Low blood sugar
- Changes in weather
- Poor sleep patterns
- Physical trauma
Treatments your doctor may recommend..
- Pain relieving medication
- Chiropractic adjustment
But wait, you have more options your doctor may not have told you about.This subject hits close to me because I witnessed the excruciating pain it can cause personally. My sister suffered from migraines for more than 10 years until one day she was in so much pain she finally caved in and said “ok poke me”. It was only then where she finally began to have relief from her migraines. Her chronic migraines would sometimes last 36 hours straight at least twice a month. I was still an intern at the time and was desperate to practice acupuncture on anyone that would let me. One day she came to my house with a migraine that would not go away no matter how much medication she took. She hadn’t slept in two days and was in severe pain.
It was then that I took the opportunity to casually say, acupuncture can help with your migraines. She was in too much pain to even question how it worked and at the time would do anything to reduce her pain even just a little bit. So I put in needles in trigger points I had studied for countless nights and let her rest for 30 minutes. I will admit I was quit nervous but as soon as she opened her eyes she was in complete shock. She noticed a significant reduction in her pain after about 30 minutes of the acupuncture treatment. Only then was she truly a believer. With continued acupuncture treatments and herbal medicine she continued to have long lasting migraine relief. From then on, she continued to have maintenance treatments. Her migraines now are once every 6 months as before it was two to three times per month with very intense pain levels.
Acupuncture can help relieve migraine pain with several methods. It is recommended by the American Migraine Foundation as an effective medical treatment for pain relief. Each person is unique and your migraines may be caused by one or several factors. It is important you get properly diagnosed and the practitioner ask plenty of questions to understand the patterns and root cause of the migraines. It could be something as simple as dehydration to more complicated cases as severe trauma to the head. Once the root cause of the migraines is treated, only then can you truly begin to heal.
At Holistic Healing we ensure our patients are thoroughly evaluated so we can provide the highest quality of care. It is important to follow all health recommendations the practitioner recommends in order to get the best results. Patients will receive a detailed treatment plan on the frequency of sessions best suited for you. Normally we recommend our patients complete a series of six acupuncture treatments to properly evaluate and determine if acupuncture works good for you.
At Holistic Healing we may also recommend one or several herbal formulas that work with your body to stabilize any imbalances. All our herbal medicine prescriptions are plant based and made in the U.S.A. Our natural medications are very effective with little to no side effects. The herbal formulas are safe and you wont have to worry about becoming dependent or any withdrawal symptoms like western drugs.
You don’t have to continue to live with pain. There is hope and you have options. Take control of your health and claim your life back. Holistic Healing helps people significantly reduce their migraines pain within a couple of weeks. Our medicine is 100% natural and effective. My goal as the founder of Holistic Healing is to help as many people as I can live pain free.
Love and Light,
Amanda Sanchez L.a.c Dipl.O.M