At Starting Point Acupuncture and Wellness, we are migraine treatment experts and have a high success rate in not only finding the cause of migraines but long-term treatment and prevention. Read more below to see how we can help!
Is acupuncture an effective migraine treatment?
Chronic migraine suffers listen up!
We get you! Chronic migraine attacks can affect not only your quality of life but you may miss work and activities due to the pain.
At Starting Point Acupuncture and Wellness in Bothell, WA, we are migraine treatment experts and have a high success rate in not only finding the cause of migraines but long-term treatment and prevention.
To be able to explain how acupuncture can treat migraines, it is good to know that there are studies emerging showing how acupuncture works.
What does the research say about acupuncture for migraine treatment?
Recent studies have shown that acupuncture can help migraines! Research points to the efficacy of acupuncture as a treatment and prevention of migraines and can decrease the frequency of migraines while also decreasing the intensity.
That is huge news, if you suffer from chronic migraines!
Researchers also found a link between acupuncture and the biological mechanisms which relieve pain. Acupuncture stimulates the body’s release of adenosine which is a natural pain reliever and may be linked to acupuncture’s ability to treat and prevent migraines.
How does it work?
Acupuncture has also been shown to regulate serotonin levels, thus reducing frequency and intensity of migraines.
Electro acupuncture also outperformed the drug, flunarizine in the treatment and prevention of migraines. This research is promising news for anyone who regularly suffers from migraines as they can be debilitating and excruciating.
If you or anyone you know suffers from migraines, and has had their life severely affected by them, contact our office so they can get out of pain and start living!
Give us a call today (425) 686-4498 to set-up your initial consultation to learn more about how we can help you reach your health goals.
Dr. Ellie Heintze, ND, LAc, is a naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist in Bothell, WA at her practice Starting Point Acupuncture. She specializes in chronic and complex cases and commonly treats neuropathy, fibromyalgia, migraines, autoimmune, and infertility cases. Dr. Ellie Heintze is also the author of the book, A Starting Point Guide to Going Gluten-Free and Keep Calm and Zen Out available on Amazon.
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Dr. Ellie Heintze, ND, LAc
- Master’s Degree in Acupuncture
- Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine
- Master’s Degree in Chemistry
Northern Arizona University
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