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Headaches

Can Acupuncture help with Headaches?

Yes, acupuncture can help with headaches in many cases in just a few minutes. It is not uncommon for headaches to reduce within in a few minutes, now of course if your headache is 10/10; using acupressure or acupuncture may not eliminate your headaches entirely but acupuncture may relieve headaches to manageable levels which save trips for many of my patients to the ER for Toradol shots or lying in a dark room for days.

There are several acupressure points when correctly located and pressed with moderate pressure for 1-2 minutes can relieve all types of headaches by 50%.

Click here for a video for detailed indications and acupuncture locations for migraine and tension headaches. These four or five points are great self care tips to keep the lost days at work or loss family time to a minimum.

Headaches come in a variety of forms.

Tension headaches are the most common type and can mild to moderate constant band-like pain, tightness, or pressure around the forehead or back of the head and neck.

About 30%-80% of us suffer from occasional tension headaches and women are twice as likely to suffer from tension-type headaches as men.
FatigueThere is no single trigger for tension headaches but tightened muscles in the back of the neck and scalp can be caused by:

  • Anxiety
  • Lack of Sleep
  • Overexertion
  • Hunger and Dehydration
  • Poor Posture on the computer
  • Emotional or mental stress, including depression
  • Nausea, vomiting and sensitivity often
    accompany migraine headaches to light.

It is estimated that 28 million Americans suffer from migraines. More women than men get migraines and a quarter of all women with migraines suffer four or more headaches a month that can last from four hours to three days.

Possible Triggers of Migraines

Headaches

  • Stress
  • Caffeine
  • Emotional
  • Skipping Meals
  • Excessive Fatigue
  • Menstrual Periods
  • Changing weather conditions
  • Changes in normal sleep pattern
  • Sensitivity to specific chemicals and preservatives in foods.

Like many of our reviews state, Acupuncture works great for Headaches.

The effectiveness of acupuncture treatments is evaluated by the reduction of  frequency, severity and duration of headache symptoms. As symptoms continue to reduce patients naturally find themselves taking less pain relievers, muscle relaxants, NSAID’s and rescue medications to control headaches.

Did you know that acupuncture is 10 times more effective and longer lasting with less discomfort then acupressure?

That’s correct, acupressure when applied with moderate pressure on the point is more uncomfortable then acupuncture.

If you have you been thinking about trying acupuncture and  if your headaches are causing you to loose time with your family or days at work then you really have nothing to loose but time.

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Featured Testimonial

So first off let me say I'm terrified of needles, and I actually allowed Shaheed to work on me. If it wasn't for his good natured disposition and the ability to make me feel comfortable we probably wouldn't of made it past the first treatment.

Thank goodness I did, Shaheed is very good at what he does and he focuses on overall wellness as well as specific areas that need to be address.

I suffer from back pain and headaches due to a biking accident.

Acupuncture has been the only thing that has helped control my headaches. it also has helped to balance my metabolism and mood which is a nice bonus.

- Jennifer I.

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I had an incredible massage at the healing arts center. The experience was relaxing and stress-relieving and A very professional atmosphere. I would definitely recommend the healing arts center to friends and go back.

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Healing Arts Health Center's Gong Fu is Very Strong

As one drives up to the clinic there is ample door to door service parking. Upon entering the pristine facility one encounters the warm friendly smiles of Leslie, the helpful office manager. Also greeting you upon entrance is the fountain statue of a Buddha, often bubbling in ethereal tranquility. The comfortable waiting room is replete with valuable reading material, a prosperous plant, and drinking water (not that I have ever spent very much time there; service is pretty expedient). So far, in my mind, these were all immediate indications of being in the right place. The friendly office staff then escorts you to one of the many treatment rooms where you will be most comfortable. Perhaps you will enjoy treatment seated in a Lazboy chair, or laying upon a massage table. I personally often deliver my elaborate patient narrative from the Lazboy, and then migrate to the massage table for receiving acupuncture. Acupuncture in the Lazboy was a unique experience (definitely East meets West). After being escorted to my treatment room; where I organized my thoughts about how to best communicate that which I was experiencing; I was soon greeted by one of the most humble; genuine; respectful; unassuming; polite; educated; sincere; caring; professional; knowledgeable; compassionate; quality; down to earth; consummate professional health care practitioners walking the Earth- Shaheed Abdullah. This man's thorough understanding, comprehension, and implementation of Chinese medicine is un-matched in my search, findings, and previous experience. His bed side manner; listening skills; intelligence; wit; orientation toward results; passion for his profession; sincere interest in his patients; and providing the very best of care; is revealed every step of the way! Shaheed's art form of the "Rapid Recovery Method" has considerably mitigated my pain levels and the fluctuations thereof, with increasingly improved range and tolerance. He keeps me on my feet, and in the gym. I am now able to progress through my physical therapy exercises, and even augment with weight training again (Yeeeaaahh!!). My acupuncture treatments generally last between 45 and 60 minutes, this is not including my patient narrative, which is often especially loquacious. If you are ready to feel better, facilitate and expedite your body's natural healing process, and require the best care available. I encourage you to schedule an appointment at Healing Arts Health Center in San Diego : ) I wish I were a professional athlete or famous actor, so that this review may have more clout, but I am just a satisfied everyday UCSD student : ) !

Alex M.

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5222 Balboa Ave., Suite 43
San Diego, CA 92117

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