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Acupuncture is very effective at treating many different types of headaches including chronic migraines, tension headaches, and sinus headaches.  Acupuncture works to reduce pain and inflammation stimulates the release of natural pain relievers in the body, such as opioids, as well as regulating pain relieving opioid receptors, and acupuncture has an anti-inflammatory effect.  Chinese medicine explains that acupuncture works by resetting the imbalances that are in your body. Once the imbalance is corrected, the body can work to heal itself.


For seven straight days every month I suffered from migraines. Both my mother and sister also had the same condition so for years I had written it off as hereditary and tried managing the migraines with medication. I’d have to keep switching medications as I’d build up a tolerance and didn’t want to keep increasing my dosage. I went to Joseph Alban for acupuncture treatment and after a month of regular sessions the migraines stopped. I no longer have to take medication seven days out of the month. Joseph Alban helped me cure my migraines and even managed to convince me to improve my diet and eat breakfast in the mornings. I found him to have a very kind, calming nature so my treatments were always a pleasant experience.


Joseph has successfully helped many patients with headaches. Acupuncture can be effective for treating all types of headaches including

Tension Headaches

Sinus Headaches

Chronic Sinusitis

Seasonal Allergies

Migraine Headaches

Acupuncture uses Individualized Treatments

Each person experiences their headaches in their own way.  The type pain and location of pain will differ between people.  Stress, specific foods, odors, lack of or too much sleep, may or may not be a trigger.  These factors will inform us about the underlying imbalance causing your headache.  The acupuncture treatment is customized to the way you experience headaches.  By targeting the exact root of the headaches, the acupuncture can provide immediate and long term benefit.

Research on acupuncture for Headaches

Many acupuncture research studies have proven acupuncture to be effective for treatment and prevention of migraine headaches and tension headaches.   Now acupuncture is widely accepted as a safe and effective method for reducing and preventing headaches.   The studies showed that acupuncture was effective and often stronger than medication in reducing headache frequency, intensity, and overall physical function.