Forty five million Americans suffer from headaches each year, with 2 to 3 million experiencing the debilitating effects of migraines. During Headache Awareness Month, we offer good news! Acupuncture and massage are proven methods for preventing and treating headaches. Indeed, acupuncture is superior to drugs at treating migraines and preventing future episodes. At Concept Wellness, our focus is always on overall body wellness, promoting a vitality that translates into fewer illnesses and reduced pain or symptoms. How does acupuncture and massage prevent headaches?

  • The needles stimulate nerves which in turn inspire the release of pain-relieving hormones, improved blood flow, and relaxation of tense muscles.
  • Cupping, needles, and massage all relieve tightness in the head, neck, and shoulders, preventing tension headaches.
  • Acupuncture and herbal supplements can significantly improve sinus symptoms, so you can avoid that common sinus pain around the cheekbones and nose. In Chinese medicine, sinus problems are associated with lung heat and dampness. Acupuncture gets at these underlying causes of sinus issues, preventing colds, infections, and other causes of sinus distress.
  • Most headaches are caused by stress and lack of sleep. Regular massage treatments promote long-term stress relief and better sleep.

Should a deeper analysis into the root cause of headaches be needed, Concept Wellness applies founctional medicine testing to look at food allergies, nutrient deficiencies, and more. Not only does regular treatment with acupuncture and massage keep headaches at bay, it prevents you from relying on prescription pain relievers. Acupuncture is increasingly being recognized as an important option to drugs for relieving chronic pain. So befriend your endorphins. Prevent headaches. Book regular appointments for acupuncture and massage.