Acupuncture for Headaches: How it Works and How it Can Help

by Deanna Carell |

Acupuncture for Headaches: How it Works and How it Can Help

Acupuncture is a Traditional Chinese Medical practice that has been used for centuries to treat various medical needs, including headaches. Headaches are a common occurrence that affect many people, and acupuncture has been shown to be a powerful treatment for this condition.

Acupuncture is based on the understanding that the body has energy channels, or meridians, through which energy flows. When these channels are blocked, energy cannot flow freely, causing imbalances in the body, which can lead to various health problems, including headaches. Acupuncture works by inserting thin, sterile needles into specific points to stimulate energy flow, helping to restore balance and relieve pain.

Types of Headaches

Normally, headaches are of different kinds some of which include tension headaches, migraines, and cluster headaches. Acupuncture can effectively address all of these types of headaches, although the treatment approach may vary depending on the type.

Tension headaches, for example, are the most common type of headache and are typically caused by stress, muscle tension, or poor posture. Acupuncture can help to relieve tension headaches by reducing muscle tension, promoting relaxation, and improving blood flow.

The treatment generally involves inserting needles on specific points of head, neck, and shoulder. Migraines are more chronic type of headache which involves symptoms like severe throbbing pain, photophobia, and nausea.


Acupuncture, A Natural Approach

Acupuncture can help to relieve migraine headaches by reducing inflammation, promoting relaxation, and improving blood flow. This involves needling specific points on the head, face, neck, and hands.

Acupuncture is natural and non-invasive procedure to get instant relief from headache. Contrary to modern medications, acupuncture is a safe treatment without any unusual side effects such as drowsiness, nausea, and dizziness. Additionally, acupuncture is a natural solution that works with the body’s ability to heal itself rather than just depending on external treatments.

In conclusion, acupuncture is an effective and safe option for headaches, including tension headaches, migraines, and cluster headaches. It works by restoring balance to the body's energy channels, promoting relaxation, reducing inflammation, and improving blood flow. Besides acupuncture, several other remedies have been prove to be beneficial against headaches, some of these are: herbal remedies, massage, and yoga.

If you experience headaches, you may want to consider acupuncture as a natural and effective treatment option. However, it is important to consult an expert acupuncturist with vast experience and sound expertise's in effectively treating headaches and other health concerns. Or you can Schedule a consultation with Deanna Carell Acupuncture and get a chance to learn about how acupuncture is beneficial for your headaches and migraines.

Care Consideration: Just a reminder that the above information is not a substitute for medical care and is not a substitute for medical advice or recommendations  from a healthcare provider.  This information is not intended to treat, mitigate or cure any disease.  That said, we encourage you to connect with an Acupuncturist in your community to learn more about this and other Traditional Chinese Medicine options.  If you’ve got questions about Chinese herbal medicine or getting started with an Acupuncturist, feel free to connect with us on

Deanna Carell is a licensed acupuncturist and owner of Deanna Carell Acupuncture located in Nutley, NJ. She is also the co-owner of Microessence, LLC a company specializing in microneedling courses, devices and natural skin care. Deanna most recently received her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DAOM) from the Pacific College of Health and Science in San Diego and she received a Master’s degree from the Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine where she studied TCM and Kiiko style Japanese acupuncture.

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