Headache pain comes in all forms. It can be mild and irritating or severe and debilitating. They can build up slowly or come on suddenly. Most of us can relate to what a debilitating headache can do to our day, mood and sense of well-being. Maybe you are a regular sufferer of headaches? That central pain in the forehead, a lingering pain behind the eyes, or a sensitivity to light might be reoccurring and are just as annoying as symptoms you experienced last time.
Whichever form a headache does decide to appear, most people agree they want instant and lasting relief. Holistic care options are seen as some of the best stress relieving methods of reducing headache pain since most headaches appear as a result of stress.
Acupuncture treatments are an ancient Chinese technique in which very fine needles go into points on the body. Acupuncture helps ease headaches by correcting energy imbalances and reducing stress.
This is the most common type of a headache, which can be closely related to dehydration, hunger, stress or even a misaligned neck.
Characteristics of this headache include:
- a tight band around the head
- bilateral location
- mild to moderate intensity
- pain lasting from 30 minutes to one week
- light or sound sensitivity
- not attributed to another health disorder
Receiving acupuncture treatments are a great option to do at some of the first symptoms of tension headaches. If you are a regular sufferer, then acupuncture and chiropractic adjustments might benefit you.
Migraine headaches are also common and may last up to 4 days. Some of their more extreme symptoms such as seeing auras around lights, nausea, or extreme pulsating pain differentiate Migraines from most headaches.
Common symptoms of migraine headaches include:
- pulsating pain or pounding on 1 side of the head
- moderate to severe discomfort
- pain can be worse while standing
- nausea and/or sensitivity to light
- seeing an aura around objects or light
The best remedies to rid yourself of migraines is by receiving acupuncture, chiropractic care, and rest. Acupuncturists often find that Migraines can be related to imbalanced meridian circulation in the liver, gallbladder, kidneys. Acupuncture and herbal remedies to support the treatment are the best options to improve the body chemistry and stop the problem at its source.
This is the rarest form of a headache, occurring in only about 1% of the population. The pain felt can be so severe that some people describe the feeling as having an ice pick hitting their head. The reason cluster headaches are named so is because they are known to occur in a concentrated time span of hours to days to over several weeks. A common cause of Cluster Headaches could be due to allergies and temperature changes.
Relief with Acupuncture and Chiropractic Treatments
Instead of popping a pill, try a holistic care option to relieve your headaches. This will take care of your symptoms at the source rather than covering up symptoms with medication.
Regular chiropractic adjustments or acupuncture treatment will provide relief for the longtime sufferer of frequent headaches. At the first symptoms of a migraine or a cluster headache be sure to visit an acupuncturist for early relief. Even for those pesky tension headaches, a chiropractic adjustment may be all you need.
If you or someone you know and care about suffers regularly from any type of a headache, then be sure to get in touch with Relax Holistic. Our team diagnoses and treats frequent or mild headaches. Acupuncture and Chiropractic care can improve and eradicate chronic headaches. We are available and open to help you 7 days a week, call for an appointment today!