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Migraine and Acupuncture

Migraine and Acupuncture


Migraine is a neurological condition including pain or ache in the one side or both side of the head. Pain in the head may associate with nausea, vomiting or hyper sensitive to the light and sound. Migraine headaches are usually throbbing kind, nothing but continuous pulsating. Duration of migraine headache varies from person to person and tool which we use to reduce it.

A female patient aged 39years had complaint of severe headache on one side of her head. It used to aggravate on her work stress and was associated with nausea and vomiting. Frequency of getting headache was too high and was almost there all days in a week. She was managing it with medicines.

Acupuncture was administered for 10 days continuously. This was followed by sessions twice in a week for 4 weeks. The patient improved in 15 days with reduced frequency of getting the attack of migraine and could avoid medicines or pain killers.

What does acupuncture do?

In Acupuncture fine needles are inserted to many acupuncture points. Acupuncture needles stimulates the neurons to release endorphins. Endorphin is a hormone which is responsible to improve the feeling of well-being and pleasure and it also helps to relieve pain and stress. It works on the principle of gate control theory.


Article By :
Dr. Anitha