Written by Integrative Today | Medically Reviewed by Deborah Farley | Updated on
Living with the throbbing and pounding pain of migraine headaches is miserable. If you suffer from migraines, you’ve likely tried several different treatments. Conventional treatments often include dietary and lifestyle changes and over-the-counter and prescription pain relief.
Have you considered acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a key feature of Traditional Chinese medicine. Many Western doctors and healthcare practitioners use acupuncture as a treatment for migraines.
If you’re looking for a better way to manage migraines, take a minute and read our acupuncture guide.
We’ve also included information on Soliman Auricular Allergy Treatment (SAAT). SAAT is an acupuncture-like treatment that can help reduce allergy symptoms. This is helpful if you suffer from migraines triggered by allergies.
What Causes Migraines?
Medical researchers know quite a lot about migraines. But they aren’t sure about what causes them.
Abnormal changes in brain chemicals may cause inflammation.
This creates the ideal environment for a migraine attack.
Migraines may also be hereditary. Abnormal genes may be the connection.
Acupuncture Can Help Conquer Migraine Pain
Acupuncture is complementary medicine. Your doctor may suggest using acupuncture therapy in combination with conventional migraine treatments. Acupuncture makes an excellent alternative to prescription pain medications.
How does it work?
It’s about endorphins. Endorphins can reduce pain.
Acupuncture may help reduce migraine headache pain by stimulating the body to release endorphins.
Acupuncture treatments may also change your circulation and your immune system. These changes help your body deal better with pain.
Your immune cells, when triggered by an injury, respond with inflammation. At this point, your pain pathways activate.
If muscle tension triggers your migraines, acupuncture treatment can help your muscles relax. Muscle relaxation often helps decrease migraine pain.
Stress often goes along with muscle tension. Acupuncture can help relieve stress as well.
Migraines and Allergies
While allergies don’t cause migraines, environmental and food allergies may trigger a migraine event for some people.
Many people treat seasonal or environmental allergy symptoms with nasal sprays and antihistamines. Some find relief with allergy shots.
None of these treatments are pleasant, and most don’t offer many long-term benefits.
Acupuncture offers help by reducing allergy symptoms. If you suffer mild symptoms from seasonal allergies, why not try acupuncture? Many people only need a few acupuncture sessions to experience relief.
It would be best if you also discussed Soliman Auricular Allergy Treatment (SAAT) with your acupuncture practitioner. SAAT uses an acupuncture needle to help relieve allergy symptoms.
Alpha-GAL allergy is a different allergic reaction caused by a tick bite. The body reacts to a sugar carbohydrate the tick injects when it bites.
When you consume or use products containing this specific carbohydrate, it triggers an allergic reaction. SAAT is another method used for Alpha-GAL treatment.
Acupuncture Works and Soliman Auricular Allergy Treatment (SAAT)
You have options if you’re looking for help with migraine pain. If you suffer from allergy symptoms and migraines, why not try acupuncture?
Here at Acupuncture Works, we offer several treatments. We’re also the first clinic in the area to provide Soliman Auricular Allergy Treatment (SAAT).
We look forward to meeting you and invite you to book an appointment today.
Meet Our Expert: Deborah Farley
Founder of Acupuncture Works,LLC in Lynchburg Virginia. Deborah is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Medicine as a Licensed Acupuncturist (L. Ac.).
She is also licensed by the State of Florida as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM). Deborah is a Diplomate of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
She graduated from the East West College of Natural Medicine with a Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine and a Bachelor’s Degree of Professional Health Sciences.