Headache relief with natural remedies is becoming increasingly popular due to their success rate without side effects. The most common include acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and nutritional supplements. These address both the root cause and the symptoms, thereby providing quick and lasting relief.
Headaches are a leading cause of time off work, lost production, and lack of personal fulfillment in life. According to the World Health Organization 2012 fact sheet, an estimated 47% of the adult population suffers from headaches and headaches are underestimated, under-recognized, and under-treated worldwide.
Headache Relief for Accidents and Injury
People who have experienced head injuries or car accidents can suffer from headaches due to residual swelling and inflammation affecting the point of impact. Acupuncture quickly treats headaches caused from traumatic injury by aligning the energy and blood flow through the brain. Acupuncture and can gently shift the alignment of the neck and the bones in the skull, similarly to chiropractic care for headache relief.
For traumatic injury or accidents, the acupuncture needles are placed as specific points located away from the site of injury to access the acupuncture meridian and nervous systems for self-healing and headache relief. Acupuncture needles are generally not placed at the site of injury. Many of the acupuncture points that provide headache relief are located on the feet and hands.
One-Sided Headache Relief
When both hemispheres of the brain are not communicating properly people may experience one-sided headaches or pain, numbness, and tingling on one side of the body. Acupuncture can align the two hemispheres of the brain by needling each side of the body with a different set of acupuncture points. The acupuncture points balance the meridian flow in the brain, which affects circulation of fluids and blood and nerve impulses. Clients are often given magnets to use it home nightly for a few weeks to extend the benefits of the acupuncture treatment and create lasting headache relief.
Hormonal Headache Relief
Headaches due to hormonal imbalances respond well to acupuncture along with supporting herbs, and nutritional supplements. Depending on the root cause of the hormone imbalance and the age of the client, natural remedies for headache relief may be needed long-term. Classical acupuncture diagnosing techniques that we use it Isthmus Wellness can easily identify the root cause of the hormonal headache, thus allowing the client’s body to tell us which nutritional supplements will support the root cause for headache relief.
Stress and Tension Headache Relief
Headaches due to stress and tension respond well to massage, acupuncture, and aromatherapy. Sometimes our bodies are giving us clues that we need to make changes in our personal or profession life. The situations causing increased stress and tension can be embraced as opportunities for growth and change. Sometimes the change is how we view the situation and how we support our bodies while we cope with the stress. Other times the opportunities for growth can manifest as changes in our career or relationships. We are happy to recommend mental health professionals in the community that can help people process through these higher stress situations.
Information on our website is not intended to diagnose, treat, or be a substitute for regular medical care. We encourage you to discuss all therapies with your primary care doctor before making any changes in your health regimen.