headacheSinus Headaches

Sinus headaches can cause pain, congestion, and pressure in your head around your eyes, forehead, and cheeks. If the headaches become chronic, it can really get you down— literally, your head can feel like a million pounds.  But there is hope, acupuncture is very effective to treat sinus headaches.

Acupuncture for Sinus Headaches

Acupuncture works by correcting imbalances in the body.  Health problems develop because the nature state of balance in the body is disrupted.  Once the imbalance is corrected, the body can work to heal itself.   This is like hitting a reset switch allowing the body to be healthy again.

Acupuncture has a saying, “Where there is no movement, there is pain.  Where is movement, there is no pain.” Pain is cause by a lack or circulation the energy, or qi.  Acupuncture helps to correct this imbalance by stimulating the movement  of qi, specifcally in the areas around the sinuses and head.

A central idea of acupuncture focuses on correcting issues with the circulation within the body.  The body is connected through a network of channels that connect the body and protect you from illness.  Normally, qi circulates through these channels nourishing and protecting the body.  If there is too little qi or the qi does not flow properly illness can develop.

How does acupuncture work? 

Traditionally, we explain that acupuncture stimulates the body to heal itself.  Within recent decades, researchers are learning how acupuncture stimulates the body to heal.

The acupuncture needle does not inject any medicine, nor is it coated. It is simply reprogramming the body to be healthy again.  Acupuncture is known to regulate the nervous, endocrine, and the immune system.  Acupuncture also works on a cellular level reduce inflammation and relieve pain.   As an acupuncturist it is exciting to see how research is showing that acupuncture helps the body to heal itself.