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Migraine Headaches And Acupuncture


Migraine headaches are awful.  Of all the ailments I treat, migraines are the most devastating.  Migraine headaches are usually caused by tight muscles and stress.  It usually takes a few months to completely get rid of migraine headaches, but I have a lot of success.  The hardest part is convincing people to continue treatment.

You usually start to feel better after a few weeks.  Your muscles are looser and the frequency and severity of migraines is reduced.  In order to treat the underlying imbalance in the liver energy, it usually takes 2 months at least.  I did have one patient who was very healthy in general and her migraines were gone in a month.  Few people are that healthy.  In her case, she had a meridian that was blocked.  There was nothing else wrong with her.

Pain is caused by a blockage in circulation.  When you have a lack of blood flow, your muscles and nerves do not get the nutrients they need to function normally.

  • Muscle tightness presses on nerves
  • Muscle tightness presses on blood vessels and stops normal blood flow
  • Acupuncture relaxes muscles
  • Acupuncture restores normal circulation and blood flow

If you put an acupuncture needle into a muscle that is tight and leave it in for 20 to 30 minutes, the muscle will relax.  It is a physiological fact.  Trigger points are used by some physical therapists for example.  It is the same principle.  There are areas of tight muscles that block blood flow.

Restore the blood flow.  Relax the muscles.  Treat liver energy imbalances.  Your migraines will be gone.

There are very few exceptions to these rules.  One exception is if someone takes drugs and alcohol.  Acupuncture cannot help migraines if a person damages the liver energy with these things.

Please try acupuncture for migraines and tell your friends.  Migraines are debilitating and completely unnecessary.

Here is a picture of the area at the base of the skull that usually has tight muscles in migraine patients:

  I do points on the neck, shoulders and upper back, as well as the base of the skull, where the circles are on this picture.