Migraine & headaches.png • Studies have found acupuncture is effective on migraines 
• Chronic migraines have fundamental causes that should be treated with herbal medicine 
• Tension headache is caused by neck and shoulder tension

Over 45 million Americans suffer from chronic headaches, and 28 million suffer from migraines and sinus headaches.

Several clinical studies have shown that acupuncture is effective for treating chronic headaches. This is because acupuncture not only concentrates on the pain itself, but also tries to get rid of the origin that causes the pain. Herbal medication is also helpful in treating the fundamental causes. 

Headaches are also diverse in their cause. A commonly reoccurring headache is tension headaches, also known as stress headaches. It emerges when patients have been in constant stress or tension, and appears usually in the occipital region (the back head area) and also the margin where the trapezius muscle fascia is connected to the occipital protrusion of the skull. Tension headaches are due to excessive tension build up in the cervical region, neck and shoulders. By relieving these tension parts and stiffness, tension headaches can be eliminated easily. 

Sometimes indigestion or menstrual cycles are the cause of headaches. Some PMS (premenstrual syndrome) arise as headaches. Severe bloating or food poisoning can also be associated with headaches. Personalized in-depth consultation is required by a holistic nutritionist or oriental medicine doctor for correct diagnosis.