Migraine attacks can cause significant pain for hours to days and be so severe that individuals need to lie down in a dark place.
A migraine headache can cause intense throbbing pain in one area of the head. Migraines are associated with changes in vision and commonly nausea and vomiting. Migraine attacks can cause significant pain for hours to days and be so severe that individuals need to lie down in a dark place.
There are many causes of migraines but the most common are: reaction to stimuli, odors, hormone changes, foods, stress, dehydration, and certain medications can trigger migraines.
Symptoms of migraine include but are not limited to: aura, sensitivity to light and smell, irritability, changes in vision, nausea, stiff neck or muscle tension, throbbing pain on both sides or one side of the head, and lightheadedness.
How can acupuncture help?
Acupuncture is a highly effective treatment for migraine headaches. At your first visit to the clinic, a thorough evaluation and exam will be done to help find the cause of the migraine headache.
What are treatment options?
Commonly recommended treatments include pain relief injections, allergy testing, acupuncture, and nutrition coaching.
Dietary and lifestyle modifications in addition to acupuncture, have shown to be effective in reducing and preventing migraine headaches.
We specialize in the treatment of migraines. Take a look a several of our previous articles on how we can help your migraine pain.
Give our office a call today at (425) 686-4498 to schedule a holistic wellness consult to see how we can help ease your migraine pain.
Dr. Ellie Heintze, ND, LAc, is a naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist in Bothell, WA at her practice Starting Point Acupuncture. She is a pain specialist, seeing people who suffer from chronic pain, migraines, as well as digestive issues. Offering pain relief injections, acupuncture, and nutrition consults. Most insurances accepted.
Dr. Ellie Heintze is also the author of the book, A Starting Point Guide to Going Gluten-Free on Amazon. As the director of the nonprofit, The Pain Relief Project, she also offers sliding scale, low-cost care for those on Medicare or uninsured.