Acupuncture for Headaches


Acupuncture is very effective at treating and preventing many types of chronic headaches including migraines, tension headaches, and sinus headaches.  I have helped many of people with headaches and migraines within my 17 years of clinical practice.


Acupuncture Treatment for Headaches

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

Acupuncture Treatment of Headaches

The body is amazing at healing itself.  I like to say acupuncture works by hitting the reset switch bringing the body back to health.

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine focus on correcting imbalances in the body.  Once the imbalance is corrected, the body can then work to heal itself.  Each person’s imbalance is different and the diagnosis must be based on your specific symptoms.

The most common imbalance comes for headaches is related to the circulation or production of the body’s energy, qi.

Qi circulates in the body. When there is stress, trauma, or other illness, the qi circulation can slow down and become stagnated. Someone with qi stagnation will have headaches that are intense, worse with stress, neck pain, ribside pain, possible insomnia, and digestive problems.

Another imbalance can be too little energy, or what is called qi deficiency.  If there is too little energy, then people will feel tired, get bloated after they eat, and have a weak pulse.

The acupuncture is targeted at specific areas which correct the imbalances. Each patient receives a personalized treatment. I will ask in depth questions, take your pulse, and look at your tongue to make the correct diagnosis and formulate the best treatment course.

Research on Acupuncture Treatment of Headaches

Research shows that acupuncture was more effective than both medication and placebo acupuncture for all types of headaches.  Studies showed that acupuncture was stronger than placebo acupuncture for reducing headaches, and even stronger than medication for reducing headache frequency, intensity, and overall physical function.

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.

I target the precise cause to achieve powerful results through acupuncture, cupping, and  acupressure, which will better results and a stronger sense of relaxation.  Usually people will feel relief after only a few weekly visits.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.

Feedback From our clients…

“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.”

~ M.C., New York City