Practical Acupuncture

Many people believe acupuncture is mysterious.  It’s not.   Acupuncture is practical because it works.  It’s not about the body’s energy or imbalances that are the root of your problem. It’s about feeling better and staying healthy.

Feel Better, Get Acupuncture

Acupuncture modelAcupuncture is about staying healthy.  The acupuncture works by reminding the body how to be healthy.

Acupuncture works on many levels. First it works where the problem is to release tight muscles and reduce inflammation.  It works to heal the connective tissue in the region and reduce trigger points.  Acupuncture also works within the central nervous system, in the brain, … Read More

Too Many Painkillers Maybe Causing Your Headache

pain killersMany people with chronic headaches take pain killers almost daily. A report from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence in the United Kingdom states that taking too many pain killers is actually making your headaches worse. The guidelines define overuse of pain medication for more than 15 days out of the month.

Types of chronic headaches include migraine headaches, tension headaches, and cluster headaches among others. What happens is the nervous system becomes accustom to the medication, which makes it require more and more medication for relief. But taking more of the medication may actually lead to another … Read More

Acupuncture Meridians that Treat Headaches

One way that acupuncture and acupressure work for reducing migraines and headaches is by treating pain along specific acupuncture channels (also called meridians).  Different meridians go to different parts of the head, and you have to choose the correct one to be effective.  Click here to read some background on acupuncture channels and points.

Headache locations and channels

The choosing the correct channel depends upon choosing the proper channel.

Frontal Headaches- Stomach and Large Intestine Channel points are the most effective.  This is because the stomach and large intestine channel covers the forehead and sinuses.  LI 4 and ST Read More

Acupressure Workshop for Migraines, Sinus Headaches, and Allergies

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The next and final acupressure class for the season will be on Sunday May 17th, 2-3pm.

This class is free but space is limited, please RSVP to reserve a seat.

Spring is here and so are allergies. Come to this free workshop, where I will teach you teaches a self acupressure routine aimed to improve your circulation and boosting your energy (qi). This will help prevent allergies and sinus headaches. This routine can be used to reduce sinus and tension headaches, migraines, nasal congestion, watery eyes, and general stress reduction.

Here is a sneak peak at what we will cover.… Read More

5 Reasons Acupuncture Works to Treat Migraines

Everyone knows, migraines are terrible.  More people are finding that acupuncture can help them.

People always ask how acupuncture works.  Here are five major reasons acupuncture works to treat migraine headaches.

Acupuncture seems very magical, how does it work?

Acupuncture is quite amazing at treating migraines, but it is certainly not magic.  The practice is rooted in a clinical history of over 2000 years, in which physicians and scholars wrote and discussed the best way to heal their patients.  There are also many physiological reasons acupuncture regulates the nervous system to relieve pain.

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It’s Official, Acupuncture Can Relieve Your Headaches

Headaches suck.  The pounding and pressure really can be very severe and greatly impact your life.

But, there is hope, acupuncture can help by relieving the pain from many types of chronic headaches including migraines, tension headaches, and sinus headaches.  And recently, the research is supporting this idea.

The Metanalysis on Acupuncture for Headaches

A recent metanalysis of 31 studies, in the journal Anesthesia & Analgesia, showed that acupuncture was more effective than both medication and placebo acupuncture.  For those who do not know, a metanalysis is a more definitive study which examines many many previously performed studies.  The … Read More