Acupuncture Treatments For Headaches
Devestating pain from headaches can be relieved by acupuncture treatments. Regular treatments can help reduce the recurrence of both tension headaches and migraines. Chien Acupuncture in Colorado Springs also treats patients who suffer from a relatively newly classified headache type, the cervicogenic. Traditional Chinese Medicine uses acupuncture, which can also be combined with alternative treatments, to treat headaches without invasive procedures or drugs.
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Western Medicine vs. Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
Western medicine relies heavily on medicines, including over the counter pain relievers which can create rebound headaches. Modern medicines also include a plethora of warnings, and numerous recalls throughout the years has led many people to question their safety as well as their effectiveness.
Acupuncture is a safe alternative which has been used to treat headaches for centuries. It is minimally invasive and should be performed by a licensed acupuncturist. Calvin Chien has years of training and experience in successfully treating people who suffer from migraines, tension headaches, and those caused by improper alignment.
One study published in the British Medical Journal was conducted on over 400 adult headache sufferers. Researchers divided the subjects into two groups, with one treated with acupuncture, and the second with placebo treatments that mimicked acupuncture. For three months each group received their form of acupuncture treatment as well as standard treatment. Following the study, researchers discovered the following results after one year:
- Subjects who received acupuncture had 22 headaches.
- Acupuncture recipients used less medicine, down 15% in comparison to placebo recipients.
- Acupuncture treatments had reduced their doctor visits by 25% compared to those who did not receive treatment.
- People were more productive, with an average of 15% less sick days than the placebo group.
An article in Medical News Today explains the popularity of acupuncture has increased drastically in the 21st century. Respondents to a 2002 survey showed that over 8 million people in the U.S. have had alternative treatments, and over 2 million of them had used acupuncture the year before the survey.
These figures have continued to escalate since 2002, as acupuncture and treatments using Traditional Chinese Medicine have gained in popularity as patients seek alternatives to Western medicine.
Acupuncture Treatments for Migraine Prevention and Relief
Calvin Chien has been trained in the fine art of needle insertion to pinpoint the locations that will provide relief for migraine sufferers. After diagnosing the imbalances that create your headache, such as hypertension, insomnia, heart disease, premenstrual syndrome, or menopause, he will be able to effectively treat and help reduce the recurrence of a migraine.
Chien Acupuncture in Colorado Springs CO offers effective acupuncture headache treatments to area residents and visitors.
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