Imagine that you have an ice pick through one eye, and that ordinary sounds or light cause it to twist. That’s how many describe their migraine headaches.
Now imagine having the ice pick in the eye for 3 months! That’s how a patient described her migraine when she came to me for acupuncture. She had tried all the usual headache medications and prescriptions. Nothing was helping; she came to me as a last resort.
After the first treatment, she was pain-free for a day. After the second treatment, she was pain-free for a week. With each treatment, the pain receded, and now she only gets an occasional tension headache.
Unlike painkillers, which are only taken for the immediate pain, acupuncture can help to reduce the number, frequency and intensity of your headaches.
You don’t have to wait until you have a headache to have acupuncture, especially if your migraines make it difficult to leave the house. It’s fine to have treatments between headaches, because acupuncture treats the underlying cause.