Acupuncture is extremely effective in reducing the frequency and severity of migraines and headaches and can provide an effective migraine treatment.
Headache Treatment: There is hope!
Help is right around the corner!
If you suffer from headaches, you are not alone. Over 50 million of us experience some form of a severe headache at some point in our lives. Whether you experience minor head pain or severe migraines, headaches can take valuable time out of your day and your life, and leave you searching for relief.
Common headache treatment
Many people go to their first resort, OTC medications but some offer short-term or little relief. Unfortunately, common headache medications do not address the root cause(s), and when used over long periods of time can cause unwanted side effects.
Natural approach to long-term relief
Acupuncture and naturopathic medicine offers a safe and effective approach to relieving migraine headache pain without causing harmful side effects. These therapies in our Migraine Program provide an individualized and comprehensive program that helps to find the underlying cause, treat it, and prevent future flares for headache treatment.
Causes of Headaches:
There are many factors that may play a key role in the root cause of a headache. These include environmental, physical ailments, medications, body constitution, emotions and stress, excessive work, improper diet, food allergies, and hormones. Headaches can also be diagnosed according to specific symptoms, times of occurrence, location, type of pain, and triggers.
A natural path to relief
At Starting Point Acupuncture & Wellness, our doctors take a holistic, or whole-body approach to health. In our innovative Migraine Program, we will take a detailed health history, and perform a physical exam, order any necessary testing to determine the most effective care to find any unknown triggers and develop a plan to support your body against future flares.
It is important to remember that acupuncture is not a quick fix. Changes may occur quickly or over a longer period of time, depending upon your overall constitution and health. Whether it is one visit to address an acute problem, or several visits to address a chronic problem, it is suggested to closely follow care recommendations of your acupuncturist to maximize your healing potential.
Below are a few ways that you can make simple lifestyle changes that may help alleviate or even prevent headaches:
Track your triggers – Try to keep track of when your headaches start. Migraine sufferers may find it especially helpful to keep a diary of symptoms. Certain types of foods and hormonal changes can be possible causes.
Stress relief – Stress can contribute to many types of health concerns, including headaches. Talk to your practitioner about healthy ways to handle stress.
Exercise – Physical activity is an important part of any healthy lifestyle and is a great antidote for stress.
Healthy habits – Do your best to eat healthy, organic foods, stay hydrated and get enough sleep every night.
Acupuncture care – is extremely effective in reducing the frequency and severity of many types of painful conditions, including headaches and migraines, naturally. By working with your acupuncturist and adopting some simple lifestyle changes, you will be on your way toward a healthier, happier, pain-free life.
Experience frequent headaches? Finding no relief with OTC medication or current therapy?
Consider trying acupuncture. Dr. Heintze has helped many people get rid of their headaches, some during the treatment and resolve their headaches for good.
The key is finding what is causing the headaches, not just treating the symptom.
If you are ready to start living your life headache-free, give our office a call today (425) 686-4498 to learn about our headache treatment program.
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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, facial rejuvenation, 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.
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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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