Acupuncture For Migraine And Other Headaches

I want to talk about my exper­i­ence over my 30 years of prac­tice in using acu­punc­ture for migraine and oth­er head­aches.

At the apex, as far as sever­ity goes, we have migraine head­ache suf­fer­ers. It is a diabol­ic­al con­di­tion and if you suf­fer from migraine head­aches, or know someone who suf­fers from them, you will be well aware that at worst they can be totally debil­it­at­ing. In some cases, a migraine can force the suf­fer­er to isol­ate them­selves in a room with no light or stim­u­la­tion what­so­ever for up to two days.

Migraines are sav­age. If you have had one, it is very dif­fi­cult to describe. I can’t say that I have had one. However, I have treated so many people in my 30 years of acu­punc­ture prac­tice suf­fer­ing from chron­ic and acute migraine head­aches. I mean chron­ic in the sense that the per­son suf­fers from con­tinu­al, reg­u­lar or per­sist­ent migraine head­aches over a month, twice a month or some­times three times a week – there is a reg­u­lar pat­tern.

The acu­punc­ture treat­ment for chron­ic migraine is typ­ic­ally not just aimed at reliev­ing the pain. The treat­ment goal as a tra­di­tion­al acu­punc­ture prac­ti­tion­er is to change the pat­tern, not only to relieve the pain when the per­son comes into the clin­ic to get some relief from this debil­it­at­ing con­di­tion. The aim is to help build the blocks and rem­edy the situ­ation that causes them to be a chron­ic suf­fer­er of migraine head­aches.

It gives me an enorm­ous amount of sat­is­fac­tion when someone comes into the acu­punc­ture clin­ic suf­fer­ing from a migraine and I am able to give them imme­di­ate relief (and in most cases we are able to do that). It is also won­der­ful when someone comes to my acu­punc­ture prac­tice over a peri­od of time and we are able to reg­u­larly treat them – in my exper­i­ence we are able to adjust the fun­da­ment­al ener­get­ic imbal­ance with­in their body so that the migraine head­aches are no longer a con­tinu­al, reg­u­lar issue. If migraines do come, it is on an irreg­u­lar basis and the patient is able to seek fur­ther acu­punc­ture treat­ment from me and get pretty well imme­di­ate relief.

For me it is a magic­al pro­cess to see someone go from being in such a diabol­ic­al con­di­tion to feel­ing rel­at­ively okay when they leave the acu­punc­ture clin­ic. I love work­ing with people with all sorts of ill­nesses but to be able to provide relief to someone suf­fer­ing acute pain is espe­cially sat­is­fy­ing. It cer­tainly is an enorm­ous plus in my acu­punc­ture work.

So if you are suf­fer­ing from migraine, wheth­er occa­sion­ally or chron­ic­ally, please don’t hes­it­ate to seek our assist­ance at either our Brisbane acu­punc­ture clin­ic or our clin­ic on the Gold Coast.